Violence against Women in Medieval Texts

Synopsis

This volume brings together specialists from different areas of medieval literary study to focus on attitudes toward women during the Middle Ages. The essays range from Old English literature to the Spanish Inquisition and encompass such genres as romance, chronicles, hagiography, and legal documents. In its use of well-known authors (Chaucer and Christine de Pizan) and lesser-known writers, this collection provides a rich and useful survey for researchers in women's studies and medieval literature.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Shari Horner
  • Jean Blacker
  • Laurie Finke
  • Martin Shichtman
  • Madeleine Jeay
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Gainesville, FL
Publication year:
  • 1998