The Resource Woman defamed and woman defended : an anthology of Medieval texts, edited by Alcuin Blamires ; with Karen Pratt and C.W. Marx

Woman defamed and woman defended : an anthology of Medieval texts, edited by Alcuin Blamires ; with Karen Pratt and C.W. Marx

Label
Woman defamed and woman defended : an anthology of Medieval texts
Title
Woman defamed and woman defended
Title remainder
an anthology of Medieval texts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alcuin Blamires ; with Karen Pratt and C.W. Marx
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"' ... it is impossible / That any clerk wol speke good of wyves.' Behind the words of Chaucer's Wife of Bath lies a vast corpus of medieval misogynistic writings. These texts, which range from those of the Church Fathers to a rich array of vernacular literature, have had a profound influence on the status of women in the west." "Yet, despite the recent surge of investigations into women's situation, no one book has sought to collect together the key voices of medieval antifeminism, let alone to present the voices sometimes raised, even at that epoch, in defence of women. The urgent need for a single and substantial sourcebook of these materials in modern translation is met for the first time in this volume, which includes an introduction, notes, and commentary. The accessibility of the better-known texts here (from Jerome to Walter Map; from Heloise and Abelard to Christine de Pizan and Chaucer) will be welcomed by those engaged in medieval and women's studies; the lesser-known writings concerning for instance the sexual 'double standard', and women and the priesthood, will provide unexpected discoveries for specialists and beginners alike. Indeed, a surprising range of early texts championing women - including material never previously available in translation - is here represented." "All those concerned with women's studies and with medieval and later culture (European as well as English) will find Woman Defamed and Woman Defended fascinating to read as well as a useful resource."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1912.A2
LC item number
W65 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blamires, Alcuin
  • Pratt, Karen
  • Marx, C. William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Women
  • Misogyny
  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature médiévale
  • Femmes
  • Femme (Théologie)
  • Misogynie
  • Féminisme
  • Femmes
  • Vrouwen
  • Frau
  • Literatur
  • Anthologie
  • Frauenfeindlichkeit
  • Literature
  • English literature
  • Feminism
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Misogyny
  • Women
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • England
Label
Woman defamed and woman defended : an anthology of Medieval texts, edited by Alcuin Blamires ; with Karen Pratt and C.W. Marx
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-313) and index
Contents
The roots of antifeminist tradition -- The Church Fathers -- The legacy of the Church Fathers -- The satirical tradition in Medieval Latin -- Vernacular adaptations in the later Middle Ages -- The wife of Bath -- Responses to antifeminism -- A woman defends women
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 327 p.
Isbn
9780198710394
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92003338
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25202994
  • (OCoLC)ocm25202994
Label
Woman defamed and woman defended : an anthology of Medieval texts, edited by Alcuin Blamires ; with Karen Pratt and C.W. Marx
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-313) and index
Contents
The roots of antifeminist tradition -- The Church Fathers -- The legacy of the Church Fathers -- The satirical tradition in Medieval Latin -- Vernacular adaptations in the later Middle Ages -- The wife of Bath -- Responses to antifeminism -- A woman defends women
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 327 p.
Isbn
9780198710394
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92003338
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25202994
  • (OCoLC)ocm25202994

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