The New Middle Ages

Gender in Debate From the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Editors: Fenster, T., Lees, C. (Eds.)

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Modern scholarship generally treats the "debate about women" (querelle des femmes) as a late medieval phenomenon, perhaps touched upon by canonic authors like Chaucer but truly begun by Christine de Pizan (1364-1429), and therefore primarily of English and French origin. That emphasis has obscured the ways in which both writers were participating in a much wider, much older cultural phenomenon with varied and intractable roots. Articles in this collection explore how gender is put into debate in Anglo-Saxon, German, Spanish and Italian cultures, and they re-examine French and Middle English debate literature. The collection is carefully planned to be accessible to students seeking an idea of the debate's motifs and contours while maintaining the high level of issue involvement necessary to commanding a more seasoned audience. Contributors include Pamela Benson, Alcuin Blamires, Margaret Franklin, Roberta Krueger, Clare Lees and Gillian Overing, Ann Matter, Karen Pratt, Helen Solterer, Julian Weiss, and Barbara Weissberger.

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THELMA FENSTER is Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fordham University.

CLAIRE LEES is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon.

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'...essential reading for any medievalist who works on issues related to gender.' - Lisa Perfetti, South Atlantic Review

'...accessible and informative...' - C.S. Cox, Choice


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender in Debate From the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Editors
  • T. Fenster
  • C. Lees
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-07997-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-07997-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-23244-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-62920-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 292
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