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1. Record Number: 9337
Author(s): Udry, Susan.
Title : Robert de Blois and Geoffroy de la Tour Landry on Feminine Beauty: Two Late Medieval French Conduct Books for Women [The author argues that Robert de Blois and the Chevalier de la Tour Landry conceive of feminine beauty in very different ways. For Robert his chief concern is women's sociability and the ways to promote social interactions between members of varied classes. On the other hand the Chevalier is concerned that his daughters make good marriages and carry on his lineage. He warns his daughters that artificial beauty in the form of fashion and cosmetics only distorts the beauty that comes from God. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 90-102. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

2. Record Number: 2431
Author(s): Sinclair, Finn.
Title : Defending the Castle: Didactic Literature and the Containment of Female Sexuality [three didactic texts, written by and for men, advise that women need to be restrained morally and physically because of their immoderate sexual appetites].
Source: Reading Medieval Studies , 22., ( 1996):  Pages 5 - 19.
Year of Publication: 1996.

3. Record Number: 12787
Author(s): Krueger, Roberta.
Title : Constructing Sexual Identities in the High Middle Ages: The Didactic Poetry of Robert de Blois [The author examines the courtesy manuals of Robert de Blois in order to examine the ways they contributed to medieval definitions of masculinity and femininity, as well as to reveal the ways those same traditional gender categories were destabilized and even transgressed in his writing. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Paragraph , 13., 2 (July 1990):  Pages 105 - 131.
Year of Publication: 1990.