Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9998
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hilles , Carroll.
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  • Title: Gender and Politics in Osbern Bokenham's Legendary [the author argues that Bokenham's works advance the claim of Richard, duke of York, for the throne; not only does Bokenham question Lancastrian political hegemony, in part by denying the authority of the literature patronized by the court, but also "Bokenham strategically deploys 'woman' as signifier of privacy, piety, and humility to develop a language of political dissent which anticipates the tactics of later Yorkist propaganda." (page 209)].
  • Source: New Medieval Literatures 4, ( 2001): Pages 189 - 212.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Body Bokenham, Osbern, Author- Clare Roll Bokenham, Osbern, Author- Legendys of Hooly Wummen Bokenham, Osbern, Author- Mappula Angliae Fertility Gender in Literature Hagiography House of York Lay Piety Literature- Verse Noble Women Patronage, Literary Pol
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Washington University, St. Louis
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 14653737
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