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The Resource Incest and the medieval imagination, Elizabeth Archibald

Incest and the medieval imagination, Elizabeth Archibald

Label
Incest and the medieval imagination
Title
Incest and the medieval imagination
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Archibald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This study begins with a brief account of the development of medieval incest laws, and the extent to which they were obeyed. Next comes a survey of classical incest stories and their legacy; many were retold in the Middle Ages, but they were frequently adapted to the purposes of Christian moralizers. In the three chapters that follow, homegrown medieval incest stories are grouped by relationship: mother-son (focusing on the Gregorius legend), father-daughter (focusing on La Manekine and its analogues), and sibling (focusing on the Arthurian legend). The final chapter considers the very common medieval trope of the Virgin Mary as mother, daughter, sister and bride of Christ, the one exception to the incest taboo." "This interdisciplinary study is the first broad survey of medieval incest stories in Latin and the vernaculars (mainly French, English and German). It situates the incest theme in both literary and cultural contexts, and offers many thought-provoking comparisons and contrasts to our own society in terms of gender relations, the power of patriarchy, the role of religious institutions in regulating morality, and the relationship between life and literature."--Jacket
  • "This study begins with a brief account of the development of medieval incest laws, and the extent to which they were obeyed. Next comes a survey of classical incest stories and their legacy; many were retold in the Middle Ages, but they were frequently adapted to the purposes of Christian moralizers. In the three chapters that follow, homegrown medieval incest stories are grouped by relationship: mother-son (focusing on the Gregorius legend), father-daughter (focusing on La Manekine and its analogues), and sibling (focusing on the Arthurian legend). The final chapter considers the very common medieval trope of the Virgin Mary as mother, daughter, sister and bride of Christ, the one exception to the incest taboo." "This interdisciplinary study is the first broad survey of medieval incest stories in Latin and the vernaculars (mainly French, English and German). It situates the incest theme in both literary and cultural contexts, and offers many thought-provoking comparisons and contrasts to our own society in terms of gender relations, the power of patriarchy, the role of religious institutions in regulating morality, and the relationship between life and literature."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Archibald, Elizabeth
Dewey number
809/.93353
Index
index present
LC call number
PN682.I47
LC item number
A73 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Incest in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
Label
Incest and the medieval imagination, Elizabeth Archibald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47023519
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 295 pages
Isbn
9780198112099
Lccn
2001033968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Incest and the medieval imagination, Elizabeth Archibald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47023519
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 295 pages
Isbn
9780198112099
Lccn
2001033968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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