×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Sexual Violence and Rape in the Middle Ages: A Critical Discourse in Premodern German and European Literature
     

Sexual Violence and Rape in the Middle Ages: A Critical Discourse in Premodern German and European Literature

by Albrecht Classen
 

See All Formats & Editions

Contrary to modern assumptions, sexual violence and rape were treated as severe crimes in the Middle Ages. This book examines the testimony in medieval and early modern German literature and traces the discourse on both aspects from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries. Most comments about rape come from male writers, and medieval literature contains

Overview

Contrary to modern assumptions, sexual violence and rape were treated as severe crimes in the Middle Ages. This book examines the testimony in medieval and early modern German literature and traces the discourse on both aspects from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries. Most comments about rape come from male writers, and medieval literature contains numerous examples of rape sceneswhich are mostly viewed highly critically. Previous studies on this topic have focused on English, French, and Italian literature, whereas here the emphasis rests on German examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110263381
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
06/30/2011
Series:
Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews