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The Genre of Medieval Patience Literature: Development, Duplication, and Gender Robin Waugh

The Genre of Medieval Patience Literature: Development, Duplication, and Gender

Robin Waugh

Published November 13th 2012
ISBN : 9780230391864
Hardcover
250 pages
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In the newly-identified genre of medieval patience literature, female protagonists move to the center of the action—an unusual feature compared to most medieval literature. Out of this development, fresh interpretations of early medieval works andMoreIn the newly-identified genre of medieval patience literature, female protagonists move to the center of the action—an unusual feature compared to most medieval literature. Out of this development, fresh interpretations of early medieval works and exciting revisions to genre-theory are possible, often from a surprisingly feminist point of view. The Genre of Medieval Patience Literature helps to redress popular notions of the Middle Ages as a time when women had no rights and no voices and were treated as mere sex objects and as the property of men.