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Author Brown-Grant, Rosalind.

Title French romance of the later Middle Ages : gender, morality, and desire / Rosalind Brown-Grant
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (x, 254 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates) : illustrations
Contents Reassessing late medieval romance -- 'R├ęcits d'armes et/ou d'amour': love, prowess, and chivalric masculinity -- Youthful folly in boys and girls: idyllic romance and the perils of adolescence in Pierre de Provence and Paris et Vienne -- Husbands and wives in marital romance: the trials of male adultery, bigamy, and repudiation -- Incestuous desire versus marital love: rewriting the tale of the 'Maiden without hands' in versions of the Manekine and the Roman du Comte d'Anjou -- Romance in a moralizing culture
Summary This study of a little-known area of French literary history focuses on a group of 16 romances produced in the century from 1390, many commissioned at the court of Burgundy. The text examines how these works represented men in their roles as warriors, lovers, husbands, and fathers, and women as maidens, daughters, wives, and mothers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-245) and index
Notes Translated from the French
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Subject French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism
Romances -- History and criticism
Sex role in literature.
Ethics in literature.
Desire in literature.
Desire in literature
Ethics in literature
French literature
Sex role in literature
Seksuele aantrekking.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191564956