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Reading medieval European women writers : strong literary witnesses from the past / Albrecht Classen

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Titre
Reading medieval European women writers : strong literary witnesses from the past / Albrecht Classen
Auteur
Editeur
Frankfurt am Main ; Bern : P. Lang
Date
2016
Collation
430 p.
Sujet
Sujet RERO
Sujet LCSH
Contient
The early medieval convent as a center of literary activities: the canoness Hrotsvit of Gandersheim -- Marie de France: a "bestseller" author from the high middle ages: A cultural and linguistic mediator in literary terms -- Julian of Norwich: One of those mystics ... : a powerful voice of love in the English Late Middle Ages -- Leonor López de Córdoba (1363-1430): a female author in-between genres: self-reflection and literary self-projection in late medieval Castilian literature -- Christine de Pizan: a woman finds herself through the poetic word -- Elisabeth von Nassau-Saarbrücken: a great German female novelist from the fifteenth century -- Eleonore of Austria's Pontus und Sidonia (ca. 1450): a duchess promotes courtly mores and ethical values through a translation project, Or: a Scottish princess at an Austrian court: women as cultural-literary ambassadors across Europe -- The German-Hungarian writer Helene Kottanner: a female writer in the center of political turmoil and struggle -- Epilogue
Description
"Despite a modern tendency to describe medieval women as suppressed and marginalized, a critical reading of relevant texts by female poets/writers demonstrates that women all over Europe in the premodern era enjoyed considerable freedom to express themselves and to contribute to the literary discourse of their time. This book brings together representative poets from Germany, England, France, Spain, Hungary, and Austria and thus develops an innovative pan-European perspective spanning from the tenth to the sixteenth century. Well-known writers are as much included as some rather little studied individuals, who all form part of a strong choir of female voices."--
Note
Includes bibliographical references
Identifiant
9783631674079 (ISBN)
No RERO
R008446820
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http://data.rero.ch/01-R008446820/html