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The Resource Rape and ravishment in the literature of medieval England, Corinne Saunders

Rape and ravishment in the literature of medieval England, Corinne Saunders

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Rape and ravishment in the literature of medieval England
Title
Rape and ravishment in the literature of medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Corinne Saunders
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work aims to explore and untangle the theme of rape, and its counterpart ravishment, as they developed within Anglo-French cultural tradition across the thousand years between the disintegration of the classical world and the Renaissance. Medieval writing proves to be far from silent on these issues: this study traces debate and dialogue across intellectual and literary discourses, to place Middle English literary portrayals of rape and ravishment in the context of shifting legal, theological and medical attitudes. Particular emphasis is given to the distinctive legal history of rape in England, as an increased interest in property blurs notions of rape and abduction, and to the rather different concerns of the Church - virginity, chastity, the individual will, the dangers of lust and desire. The study then considers the treatment of rape and ravishment in a range of literary genres: in hagiography, female saints are repeatedly threatened with rape; the stories of Lucretia and Helen underpin legendary history; the acts of rape and ravishment challenge and shape chivalric order in romance; otherworldly rapes result in the conception of romance heroes. The final two chapters examine the ways in which Malory and Chaucer write and rewrite rape and ravishment
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Saunders, Corinne J.
Dewey number
820.9/355
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.R37
LC item number
S28 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Rape in literature
  • Rape
  • Christian women saints
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Christian hagiography
  • Romances, English
  • Sex crimes in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Saints in literature
  • Christian hagiography
  • Christian hagiography
Label
Rape and ravishment in the literature of medieval England, Corinne Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-336) 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
Contents
  • Legendary History: Lucretia and Helen of Troy
  • 5.
  • Middle English Romance: Structures of Possession
  • 6.
  • Malory's Morte Darthur: A Romance Retrospective
  • 7.
  • 'A Dede of Men': Chaucer's Narrative of Rape
  • Introduction: The Contemporary and the Contemporaneous
  • 1.
  • Secular Law: Rape and Raptus
  • 2.
  • The Church: Canon Law, Theology and Popular Teaching
  • 3.
  • The Threat of Rape: Saintly Women
  • 4.
Control code
44721021
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780859916103
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00058544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.
Label
Rape and ravishment in the literature of medieval England, Corinne Saunders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-336) 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
Contents
  • Legendary History: Lucretia and Helen of Troy
  • 5.
  • Middle English Romance: Structures of Possession
  • 6.
  • Malory's Morte Darthur: A Romance Retrospective
  • 7.
  • 'A Dede of Men': Chaucer's Narrative of Rape
  • Introduction: The Contemporary and the Contemporaneous
  • 1.
  • Secular Law: Rape and Raptus
  • 2.
  • The Church: Canon Law, Theology and Popular Teaching
  • 3.
  • The Threat of Rape: Saintly Women
  • 4.
Control code
44721021
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780859916103
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00058544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.

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