Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 6366
Author(s): Cavallero, Daniela.
Title : Alatiel e Zinevra: Il "peso" del silenzio, la leggerezza dei "vestiti" [Alatiel never speaks during her adventures, and her lovers do not speak a language known to her; this can be interpreted as the use of the only language, that of the body, through sex, available to a woman in a world dominated by men; Zinevra assumes male garb, but only for a time, returning to the social restrictions of female dress once she reaches safety].
Source: Romance Languages Annual , 9., ( 1998):  Pages 165 - 170.
Year of Publication: 1998.