Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7378
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Chinca , Mark.
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  • Title: The Body in Some Middle High German "Mären": Taming and Maiming [The author examines a number of German "mären," falbiau-like stories, in which wives exert mastery over their husbands, sometimes injuring them in a humiliating fashion. The author argues that the stories are addressed to a male audience who consider women peripheral but are bothered by female involvement in what they consider to be male-only activities. The treatment of the body in the "mären" is a code to express men's centrality and women's place at the social margin. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Framing Medieval Bodies.  Edited by Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin.  Manchester University Press, 1994.  Pages 187 - 210.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body Literature- Verse Maren, Literary Genre Sexuality in Literature Wives in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 13- 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Cambridge
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0719036151
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