Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3272
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Krueger , Roberta L.
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  • Title: Nouvelles Choses: Social Instability and the Problem of Fashion in the "Livre du Chevalier de la Tour Landry," the "Ménagier de Paris," and Christine de Pizan's "Livre des Trois Vertus" [The author argues that the anti-fashion discourse in the three texts confirms that sumptuary laws and the criticisms of authorities could not control women's desires for new fashions in clothing. In fact in the descriptions and illustrations of fashions
  • Source: Medieval Conduct.  Edited by Kathleen Ashley and Robert L. A. Clark.  Medieval Cultures, Volume 29. University of Minnesota Press, 2001.  Pages 49 - 85.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre des Trois Vertus Clothing Fashion Handbooks Human Behavior Landry, Chevalier de la Tour, Author Literature- Prose Menagier de Paris, Household Treatise Morality in Literature Social Class in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Three figures. Figure One Geoffrey de la Tour Landry, "Le livre du Chevalier de la Tour Landry pour l'enseignement de ses Filles," opening illustration showing the stylishly dressed knight speaking to his three fashionably dressed daughters (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, ms. fr. 1190, fol. 5). Figure Two "Ménagier de Paris," opening illustration showing the conservatively dressed bourgeois couple in their home (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, ms. fr. 12477, fol. 1). Figure Three Christine de Pizan, "Le livre des Trois Vertus," opening illustration which incudes a circle of women in differing clothes and headresses who represent different social classes (Boston, Boston Public Library, ms. 1528).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Hamilton College
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0816635757
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