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Ravishing Maidens: Writing Rape in Medieval French Literature & Law

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Synopsis:

In this study of sexual violence and rape in French medieval literature and law, Kathryn Gravdal examines an array of famous works never before analyzed in connection with sexual violence. Gravdal demonstrates the variety of techniques through which medieval discourse made rape acceptable: sometimes through humor and aestheticization, sometimes through the use of social and political themes, but especially through the romanticism of rape scenes.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-187) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812213157
Author:
Gravdal, Kathryn
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
France
Subject:
Rape
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
French literature
Subject:
Law, medieval
Subject:
Rape in literature
Subject:
Sex crimes in literature.
Subject:
Rape victims in literature.
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
New cultural studies series
Series Volume:
284 (Oct. 1987)
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.46 in. .67 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this study of sexual violence and rape in French medieval literature and law, Kathryn Gravdal examines an array of famous works never before analyzed in connection with sexual violence. Gravdal demonstrates the variety of techniques through which medieval discourse made rape acceptable: sometimes through humor and aestheticization, sometimes through the use of social and political themes, but especially through the romanticism of rape scenes.
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