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1. Record Number: 20979
Author(s): Zatta, Jane Dick
Title : Gender, Love, and Sex as Political Theory? Romance in Geffrei Gaimar's Anglo-Norman Chronicle [The author examines three episodes in Gaimar's "Estoire," Haveloc and his wife Argentille, the rape of Buern Bucecarle's wife by the king, and the love of King Edgar for Elftroed despite the betrayal by his vassal. In each case Gaimar draws parallels between erotic love and the loyalty, affection, and mutual consent of feudal relations. Gaimar establishes a secular and aristocratic ethos in contrast to the differing viewpoints in texts sponsored by royal and ecclesiastical patrons. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Mediaevalia , 21., 2 ( 1997):  Pages 249 - 280.
Year of Publication: 1997.