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The New Middle Ages

Women and the Medieval Epic

Gender, Genre, and the Limits of Epic Masculinity

Authors: Poor, S., Schulman, J.

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These essays explore the place, function and meaning of women as characters, authors, constructs and symbols in Medieval epics from Persia, Spain, France, England, Germany and Scandinavia. Usually believed to narrate the deeds of men at war, this book looks at the key roles often played by women and the impact of this on the history of gender.

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SARA S. POOR is Assistant Professor of Medieval German Literature at Princeton University, USA.

JANA K. SCHULMAN is Associate Professor of Old English and Old Norse at Western Michigan University, USA.

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'...a welcome and imaginative treatment of a too-little investigated topic.' - Carolyne Larrington, Modern Language Review


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women and the Medieval Epic
Book Subtitle
Gender, Genre, and the Limits of Epic Masculinity
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-06637-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-06637-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6602-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 299
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