Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages

Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages

by Cindy L. Carlson

A look at the varied roles women played in the Middle Ages.
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A look at the varied roles women played in the Middle Ages.

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Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
New Middle Ages Series
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5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Appealing to Ecclesiastical Chivalry: The Widowed Queen in the Encomium Emmae Reginae—Stephanie Hollis
• A Widow’s Chaste Vow: Mapping the Influence of Marie’s La Vie de Sainte Audreé on Isabella, Countess of Suffolk—Virginia Blanton-Whetsell
• Closed Doors: An Epithalamium for Queen Edith, Widow and Virgin—Monika Otter
• Performing Virginity: Sex and Violence in the Katherine Group—Sarah Salih
• The Paradox of Virginity with the Anchoritic Tradition: The Masculine Gaze and the Feminine Body in the Wohunge Group—Susannah Mary Chewning
• Unrepresentable Rape and the Represented Church in Medieval Saints’ Lives—Kathleen Coyne Kelly
• Widowed Virgins, Viragos, and Authority in the Man of Law’s Tale— Christopher C. Baswell
• The Violent Violation of Virginia: Family Violence in the Physician’s Tale—Sandra Pierson Prior
• Between the Living and the Dead: Widows as Heroines of Medieval Romance—Rebecca Hayward
• The Disorder of Violence/The Violence of Order: Abjection in the Prioress’ Tale-Kathleen M. Hobbs
• A Fountain Sealed, a Garden Enclosed: Literary Constructions of the Virgin Mary in Medieval French Story, Drama, and Lyric—Judith M. Davis
• Virginity at Court: The Trials of the Virgin in the N-Town Cycle—Cindy L. Carlson
• Helpful Widows, Virgins in Distress: Women’s Friendship in French Romances of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries—Anna Roberts
• The Widow as Virgin: Desexualized Narrative in the Livre de la Cité des Dames—Angela Jane Weisl
• Transgressive Tears: The Pedagogy of Grief and the Image of the Grieving Widow in Medieval French Culture—Leslie Abend Callahan

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