Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend / Edition 1

Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend / Edition 1

by Daniel Donoghue
     
 

This book investigates who Lady Godiva was, how the story of her naked horseback ride through Coventry arose, and how the whole Godiva legend has evolved from the thirteenth century through to the present day.

  • Traces the erotic myth of Lady Godiva back to its medieval origins.
  • Based on scholarly research but written to be accessible to general

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Overview

This book investigates who Lady Godiva was, how the story of her naked horseback ride through Coventry arose, and how the whole Godiva legend has evolved from the thirteenth century through to the present day.

  • Traces the erotic myth of Lady Godiva back to its medieval origins.
  • Based on scholarly research but written to be accessible to general readers.
  • Combines history, literature, art and folklore.
  • Focuses on the twin themes of voyeurism and medievalism.
  • Contributes to our understanding of cultural history, medievalism and the history of sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405100465
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/30/2002
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.47(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

List of Illustrations.

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction.

1. Godgifu of Mercia.

2. Godiva Emerges.

3. Godiva's Progress.

4. Peeping Tom.

5. Godiva Domesticated.

6. Godiva Displayed.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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