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Woman defamed and woman defended : an anthology of Medieval texts, edited by Alcuin Blamires ; with Karen Pratt and C.W. Marx

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Woman defamed and woman defended : an anthology of Medieval texts
Title
Woman defamed and woman defended
Title remainder
an anthology of Medieval texts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alcuin Blamires ; with Karen Pratt and C.W. Marx
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"' ... it is impossible / That any clerk wol speke good of wyves.' Behind the words of Chaucer's Wife of Bath lies a vast corpus of medieval misogynistic writings. These texts, which range from those of the Church Fathers to a rich array of vernacular literature, have had a profound influence on the status of women in the west." "Yet, despite the recent surge of investigations into women's situation, no one book has sought to collect together the key voices of medieval antifeminism, let alone to present the voices sometimes raised, even at that epoch, in defence of women. The urgent need for a single and substantial sourcebook of these materials in modern translation is met for the first time in this volume, which includes an introduction, notes, and commentary. The accessibility of the better-known texts here (from Jerome to Walter Map; from Heloise and Abelard to Christine de Pizan and Chaucer) will be welcomed by those engaged in medieval and women's studies; the lesser-known writings concerning for instance the sexual 'double standard', and women and the priesthood, will provide unexpected discoveries for specialists and beginners alike. Indeed, a surprising range of early texts championing women - including material never previously available in translation - is here represented." "All those concerned with women's studies and with medieval and later culture (European as well as English) will find Woman Defamed and Woman Defended fascinating to read as well as a useful resource."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1912.A2
LC item number
W65 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blamires, Alcuin
  • Pratt, Karen
  • Marx, C. William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Women
  • Women
  • Misogyny
  • Feminism
  • Women
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Woman defamed and woman defended : an anthology of Medieval texts, edited by Alcuin Blamires ; with Karen Pratt and C.W. Marx
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-313) and index
Contents
  • Galen
  • from Etymologies
  • Isidore of Seville
  • from Monologium
  • St. Anselm
  • from the Summa theologiae
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • from The history of the destruction of Troy
  • Guido delle Colonne
  • from The appearance of women
  • From The art of love and Amores
  • Tertullian
  • from Homily IX on St. Paul's epistle to Timothy
  • St. John Chrysostom
  • from On widows
  • from Paradise
  • from the Commentary on Luke
  • St. Ambrose
  • from Against Jovinian
  • from Letter 22, to Eustochium
  • from Letter 77, to Oceanus
  • Ovid
  • St. Jerome
  • from Confessions
  • from The literal meaning of Genesis
  • from City of God
  • St. Augustine
  • from the Decretum
  • Gratian
  • from The story of his misfortunes
  • from Letter 3, Heloise to Ablard
  • from The story of his misfortunes
  • from Satire VI
  • Heloise and Abelard
  • from the Summa theologiae
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • from Tristan
  • Gottfried von Strassburg
  • Rule for anchoresses, from part II, from part IV
  • Anon.
  • The life of Secundus
  • Anon.
  • The femme fatale
  • Juvenal
  • Marbod of Rennes
  • The letter of Valerius to Ruffinus, against marriage
  • Walter Map
  • from On love
  • Andreas Capellanus
  • Against marrying
  • Anon.
  • The book of the wiles of women
  • Anon.
  • The widow
  • Scripture
  • Gautier le Leu
  • From sermon 66 in Sermons for all
  • Jacques de Vitry
  • from The romance of the rose
  • Jean de Meun
  • from The corbaccio
  • Giovanni Boccaccio
  • from The lamentations of Matheolus
  • Jehan le Fèvre
  • The wife of Bath's prologue
  • from Generation of animals
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The thrush and the nightingale
  • Anon.
  • The good woman
  • Marbod of Rennes
  • from Letter 6, On the origin of nuns
  • Abelard
  • from The book of consolation and advice
  • Albertano of Brescia
  • The response to Richard de Fournival's Bestiary of love
  • Aristotle
  • Anon.
  • The southern passion
  • Anon.
  • from A lover's confession
  • John Gower
  • "Whether women are to instruct men"
  • "Whether women are suitable to consecrate the sacrament"
  • the trial of Walter Brut
  • from The register of Bishop Trefnant
  • from Dives and pauper
  • from On the usefulness of the parts of the body
  • Anon.
  • Merelaus the emperor
  • Anon.
  • from The letter of the god of love
  • from The quarrel of the rose
  • from The city of ladies
  • Christine de Pizan
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 327 p.
Isbn
9780198710394
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92003338
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 1007552-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1007552
  • (Sirsi) o25202994
  • (OCoLC)25202994
Label
Woman defamed and woman defended : an anthology of Medieval texts, edited by Alcuin Blamires ; with Karen Pratt and C.W. Marx
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-313) and index
Contents
  • Galen
  • from Etymologies
  • Isidore of Seville
  • from Monologium
  • St. Anselm
  • from the Summa theologiae
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • from The history of the destruction of Troy
  • Guido delle Colonne
  • from The appearance of women
  • From The art of love and Amores
  • Tertullian
  • from Homily IX on St. Paul's epistle to Timothy
  • St. John Chrysostom
  • from On widows
  • from Paradise
  • from the Commentary on Luke
  • St. Ambrose
  • from Against Jovinian
  • from Letter 22, to Eustochium
  • from Letter 77, to Oceanus
  • Ovid
  • St. Jerome
  • from Confessions
  • from The literal meaning of Genesis
  • from City of God
  • St. Augustine
  • from the Decretum
  • Gratian
  • from The story of his misfortunes
  • from Letter 3, Heloise to Ablard
  • from The story of his misfortunes
  • from Satire VI
  • Heloise and Abelard
  • from the Summa theologiae
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • from Tristan
  • Gottfried von Strassburg
  • Rule for anchoresses, from part II, from part IV
  • Anon.
  • The life of Secundus
  • Anon.
  • The femme fatale
  • Juvenal
  • Marbod of Rennes
  • The letter of Valerius to Ruffinus, against marriage
  • Walter Map
  • from On love
  • Andreas Capellanus
  • Against marrying
  • Anon.
  • The book of the wiles of women
  • Anon.
  • The widow
  • Scripture
  • Gautier le Leu
  • From sermon 66 in Sermons for all
  • Jacques de Vitry
  • from The romance of the rose
  • Jean de Meun
  • from The corbaccio
  • Giovanni Boccaccio
  • from The lamentations of Matheolus
  • Jehan le Fèvre
  • The wife of Bath's prologue
  • from Generation of animals
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The thrush and the nightingale
  • Anon.
  • The good woman
  • Marbod of Rennes
  • from Letter 6, On the origin of nuns
  • Abelard
  • from The book of consolation and advice
  • Albertano of Brescia
  • The response to Richard de Fournival's Bestiary of love
  • Aristotle
  • Anon.
  • The southern passion
  • Anon.
  • from A lover's confession
  • John Gower
  • "Whether women are to instruct men"
  • "Whether women are suitable to consecrate the sacrament"
  • the trial of Walter Brut
  • from The register of Bishop Trefnant
  • from Dives and pauper
  • from On the usefulness of the parts of the body
  • Anon.
  • Merelaus the emperor
  • Anon.
  • from The letter of the god of love
  • from The quarrel of the rose
  • from The city of ladies
  • Christine de Pizan
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 327 p.
Isbn
9780198710394
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92003338
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 1007552-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1007552
  • (Sirsi) o25202994
  • (OCoLC)25202994

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