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Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship

Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship

by F. Tolhurst
     
 
Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship provides the first feminist analysis of the part of The History of the Kings of Britain that most readers overlook: the reigns before and after Arthur's.

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Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship provides the first feminist analysis of the part of The History of the Kings of Britain that most readers overlook: the reigns before and after Arthur's.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This volume presents a nuanced consideration of the events which surrounded the composition of Geoffrey's seminal work, along with an illuminating exploration of the historiographical conversation it started among his fellow writers. This book is a pleasure to read, and will become an essential part of chronicle, narratological, and feminist scholarship." - The Medieval Review

"Tolhurst, author of Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Feminist Origins of the Arthurian Legend, promptly follows her work on the Arthurian portions of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History with this feminist reading of the parts of the text that precede and follow Arthur's reign . . . Even those who do not support feminist interpretations will value her assessment of Matilda's female kingship. Tolhurst's study will appeal specifically to medievalists, literary critics, and serious readers of early texts . . . Highly recommended." - CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137277848
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
02/13/2013
Series:
Arthurian and Courtly Cultures Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Fiona Tolhurst is Maître Assistante in Medieval and Early Modern English at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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