Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage: Misogamous Literature from Juvenal to Chaucer by Katharina M. Wilson | 9780791400630 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage: Misogamous Literature from Juvenal to Chaucer

Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage: Misogamous Literature from Juvenal to Chaucer

by Katharina M. Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791400638

ISBN-13: 9780791400630

Pub. Date: 08/28/1990

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Analysis of the literature demonstrates a link between the growing secularism and careerism of the late middle ages and the reduction of women’s social status and public options.

The distrust and hatred of matrimony is a recurring theme in Western literature. In this volume, Wilson and Makowski show that in their repeated imagery, continuous themes,

Overview

Analysis of the literature demonstrates a link between the growing secularism and careerism of the late middle ages and the reduction of women’s social status and public options.

The distrust and hatred of matrimony is a recurring theme in Western literature. In this volume, Wilson and Makowski show that in their repeated imagery, continuous themes, and rhetorical devices, misogamous texts closely parallel and reflect economic and demographic shifts, and theological and legal innovation. Analysis of the literature demonstrates a link between the growing secularism and careerism of the late middle ages and the reduction of women’s social status and public options.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791400630
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/1990
Series:
SUNY series in Medieval Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

I. Classical Antecedents

Marriage law and custom in Imperial Rome
Misogyny and mirth: Juvenal's Sixth Satire as prototype

II. Ascetic Misogamy

Eschatology, dualism, and virginity in the patrisitc period
St. Jerome's Adversus Jovinianum as radical critique

III. Philosophic Misogamy

The great and lesser silence: The reemergence of anti-marriage literature in the twelfth century
Secularism and satire in the work of Abelard, John of Salisbury, Walter Map, Hugh of Folietto, Peter of Blois, and Andreas Fieschi

IV. General Misogamy

Canon Law, comedy, and clausura in the late Middle Ages
Wykked Wyves: A tradition reasserted in De conjuge non ducenda, Quinze joies de mariage, and the Wife of Bath's "Prologue"

Conclusion

Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Works

Notes

Index

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