Sex and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Texts

The Latin Tradition (Suny Series in Medieval Studies)

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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  • Literary studies: general,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • History,
  • Europe,
  • Renaissance,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern,
  • History and criticism,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Medieval,
  • 16th century,
  • To 1500,
  • Feminism and literature,
  • Latin literature, Medieval and
  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsBarbara K. Gold (Editor), Paul Allen Miller (Editor), Charles Platter (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7801835M
    ISBN 100791432467
    ISBN 109780791432464

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The Unspeakable, Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Literature, An investigation of the motif of the unspeakable as manifested in a wide range of medieval texts, from the Exeter Book to Chaucer.

wolf-men (and wolf-women), and the rebellion and rhetoric of the tongueless. These texts show how in representations of gender and. Steinberg, Leo. The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion.

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Appreciation of John has not only been hindered by complex textual problems. His Greek is of a kind relatively close to the vernacular of the sixth century, the optative being rare and the dual non-existent. Katherine L. Jansen is a historian specializing in the history of medieval Italy, religious culture, and women and gender.

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