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The New Middle Ages
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Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages

Editors: Carlson, Cindy L., Weisl, Angela Jane (Eds.)

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About this book

To be a virgin or a widow never promised a stable, uniform status to a woman during the Middle Ages. Rather, these positions were areas open to debate, constructions that did and still do create and question notions of gender roles, areas of power, and areas of disability. Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages addresses many facets of these two female positions in medieval literature: gender constructions; the body and what it means to make it visible, whether in admiration, torture, or martyrdom; issues of physicality and abjection; creations of literary voice for women who write or create situations for them to be written about. A distinguished group of female scholars examine the meanings behind widowhood and virginity both individually and in relation to each other. The focus on both positions in the same volume makes Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages an unprecedented work.

About the authors

CINDY L. CARLSON is Assistant Professor of English at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

ANGELA JANE WEISL is Assistant Professor of English at Seton Hall University.

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-0-312-21136-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages
Editors
  • Cindy L. Carlson
  • Angela Jane Weisl
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21136-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 270
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