Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 5833
Author(s): Sinclair, Finn E.
Title : Suppression, Sacrifice, Subversion: Redefining the Feminine in the "Naissance du Chevalier au Cygne" [the author argues that the three female characters (the swan-maiden, her mother, and the evil mother-in-law) were changed or diminished from their initial roles in folk stories to the twelfth-century epics in order to support the importance of the male lineage].
Source: Olifant , 20., 40182 (Fall/Summer 1995-1996):  Pages 33 - 61.
Year of Publication: 1995-1996.