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French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Rosalind Brown-Grant


Whilst French romances of the 12th and 13th centuries enjoy a privileged place in the literary history of France, romances from the later middle ages have been neglected by modern scholars. In particular, although this genre has been seen as providing a forum within which contemporary ideas about masculine and feminine roles were debated, little work has been done on the gender ideology of 14th- and 15th-century texts. This book's aims is to fill this gap in the scholarship by analysing how the views of gender found in earlier romances were reshaped in the texts produced in the moralising inte ... More

Keywords: France, later medieval period, historico-realist romance, gender ideology, Burgundy, chivalry, masculinity, adolescence, husbands, wives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199554140
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosalind Brown-Grant, author
Senior Lecturer in French, University of Leeds
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