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Published: 15 May 2008

288 Pages | 24 black-and-white halftones

ISBN: 9780199232239

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Gender, Writing, and Performance

Men Defending Women in Late Medieval France (1440-1538)

Helen J. Swift

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

  • Pieces together a fascinating and complex picture of what was at stake when a male author wrote in defence of women
  • Fills an important gap in one of the key literary and intellectual debates of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
  • Covers the period 1440 to 1538, a key transition period from manuscript to print
  • Examines the production and illustration of a major work, Le Champion des Dames, to explore the contemporary popularity of such texts over time
  • Translates all quotations