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The Gender of Money in Middle English Literature

Value and Economy in Late Medieval England

Authors: Cady, Diane

  • Examines the role that gender ideology plays in the formation of medieval ideas about money and value
  • Expands new economic criticism on the effects of the political economy to medieval authors and texts
  • Traces the history of economy in the Middle Ages
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The Gender of Money in Middle English Literature: Value and Economy in Late Medieval England explores the vital and under-examined role that gender plays in the conceptualization of money and value in a period that precedes and shapes what we now recognize as the discipline of political economy.  Through readings of a range of late Middle English texts, this book demonstrates the ways in which gender ideology provided a vocabulary for articulating fears and fantasies about money and value in the late Middle Ages. These ideas inform beliefs about money and value in the West, particularly in realms that are often seen as outside the sphere of economy, such as friendship, love and poetry.  Exploring the gender of money helps us to better understand late medieval notions of economy, and to recognize the ways in which gender ideology continues to haunt our understanding of money and value, albeit often in occluded ways.


About the authors

Diane Cady is Professor of English at Mills College, USA, where she teaches and writes about premodern culture, literary theory and gender studies.  She is particularly interested in the ways in which the medieval past intersects with contemporary culture.

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Hardcover 72,79 €
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Gender of Money in Middle English Literature
Book Subtitle
Value and Economy in Late Medieval England
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26261-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26261-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26260-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 190
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