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The Lady and the Virgin: Image, Attitude, and Experience in Twelfth-Century France

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Penny Schine Gold provides a bold analysis of key literary and artistic images of women in the Middle Ages and the relationship between these images and the actual experience of women. She argues that the complex interactions between men and women as expressed in both image and experience reflect a common pattern of ambivalence and contradiction. Thus, women are seen as both helpful and harmful, powerful and submissive, and the actuality of women's experience encompasses women in control and controlled, autonomous and dependent.

Vividly recreating the rich texture of medieval life, Gold effectively and eloquently goes beyond a simple equation of social context and representation. In the process. she challenges equally simple judgments of historical periods as being either "good" or "bad" for women.

"[The Lady and the Virgin] presents its findings in a form that should attract students as well as their instructors. The careful and controlled use of so many different kinds of sources . . . offers us a valuable medieval case study in the inner-relationship between the segments of society and its ethos or value system."—Joel T. Rosenthal, The History Teacher

"Something of a tour de force in an interdisciplinary approach to history."—Jo Ann McNamara, Speculum

"[A] well-written, extremely well-researched book. . . . The Lady and the Virgin is useful, readable, and well informed."—R. Howard Bloch, Modern Philology

Synopsis:

Penny Schine Gold is associate professor of history at Knox College.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

Foreword by Catharine R. Stimpson

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Secular Image: Women in Chanson de Geste and Romance

Literature and History: Some Methodological Concerns

Chanson de Geste

Romance

2. Religious Image: The Iconography of the Virgin Mary

The Romanesque Image: The Virgin and Child

The Early Gothic Image: The Triumph of the Virgin

The Coronation of the Virgin and the Standing Virgin and Child

The Virgin Mary and Attitudes toward Women

3. Religious Life: The Monastic Experience

Historical Survey

The Reform Movements

The Order of Fontevrault

4. Secular Life: Control of Property

5. Conclusion

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226300894
Subtitle:
Image, Attitude, and Experience in Twelfth-Century France
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Creator:
Penny Schine Gold
Author:
Penny Schine Gold
Author:
Gold, Penny Schine
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mary, blessed virgin, saint
Subject:
France
Subject:
Bible - Biography - New Testament
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
France-Medieval and Renaissance
Subject:
Western Civilization-Medieval
Subject:
World History-France
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19870615
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
206

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Christianity » Mariology

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