Three Medieval Views of Women:

Three Medieval Views of Women: "La Contenance des Fames," "Le Bien des Fames," "Le Blasme des Fames"

by Gloria K. Fiero
     
 

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The three poems that form the subject of this study represent a relatively unexplored medieval genre, the dit (from the French dire= 'to say, ' hence 'something said'). Dits differ considerably from other vernacular literary forms. In the case of the three dits that constitute this study, that theme is women, their characteristics, and more particularly, their vices

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The three poems that form the subject of this study represent a relatively unexplored medieval genre, the dit (from the French dire= 'to say, ' hence 'something said'). Dits differ considerably from other vernacular literary forms. In the case of the three dits that constitute this study, that theme is women, their characteristics, and more particularly, their vices and virtues.

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Comprises three poems prefaced by essays that set them into their linguistic, historical, and literary contexts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780300044416
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.78(d)

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