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Title Medieval conduct / Kathleen Ashley, Robert L.A. Clark, editors
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2001
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 241 pages) : illustrations
Series Medieval cultures ; v. 29
Medieval cultures ; v. 29.
Contents Eating lessons : Lydgate's "dietary" and consumer conduct -- "For manners make man" : Bourdieu, de Certeau, and the common appropriation of noble manners in the Book of Courtesy -- "Nouvelles choses" : social instability and the problem of fashion in the Livre du Chevalier de la Tour Landry, the Ménagier de Paris, and Christine de Pizan's Livre des Trois Vertus -- The Miroir des bonnes femmes : not for women only? -- Fathers to think back through ; the middle high German mother-daughter and father-son advice poems known as Die Winsbeckin and der Winsbecke -- Gendered theories of education in fifteenth-century conduct books -- Constructing the female subject in late medieval devotion -- Conducting gender : theories and practices in Italian confraternity literature -- Grace under pressure : conduct and representation in the Norwich heresy trials
Summary Focusing on a broad range of texts from England, France, Germany, and Italy-conduct and courtesy books, advise poems, devotional literature, trial records-the contributors to Medieval Conduct draw attention to the diverse ways in which readers of this literature could interpret such behavioral guides, appropriating them to their own ends
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Conduct of life in literature.
Conduct of life in literature.
Literature, Medieval.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Ashley, Kathleen M., 1944- editor.
Clark, Robert L. A., editor.
LC no. 00012314
ISBN 9780816691562