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Author Delogu, Daisy, author.

Title Allegorical bodies : power and gender in late medieval France / Daisy Delogu.

Publication Info. Toronto [Ontario] : University of Toronto Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 273 pages)
text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-263) and index.
Contents Allegory is a woman -- From douce France to the dame renommée: figuring the French body politic -- Jean Gerson and teh University of Paris -- Envisioning the body politic before and after teh Treaty of Troyes -- Coda: What to say about Joan of Arc?
Summary Allegorical Bodies begins with the paradoxical observation that at the same time as the royal administrators of late fourteenth and early fifteenth-century France excluded women from the royal succession through the codification of Salic law, writers of the period adopted the female form as the allegorical personification of France itself. Considering the role of female allegorical figures in the works of Eustache Deschamps, Christine de Pizan, and Alain Chartier, as well as in the sermons of Jean Gerson, Daisy Delogu reveals how female allegories of the Kingdom of France and the University of Paris were used to conceptualize, construct, and preserve structures of power during the tumultuous reign of the mad king Charles VI (1380-1422).An impressive examination of the intersection between gender, allegory, and political thought, Delogu's book highlights the importance of gender to the functioning of allegory and to the construction of late medieval French identity.
Language In English.
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Subject Université de Paris -- History.
Université de Paris.
French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Symbolism in literature.
Group identity in literature.
Women -- France -- Social conditions.
French literature -- Political aspects.
France -- Symbolic representation.
France -- Politics and government -- 1328-1589.
Chronological Term To 1589
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Delogu, Daisy. Allegorical bodies. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2015] 9781442641877 (DLC) 2014501680 (OCoLC)891408515
ISBN 9781442690066 (ebook)
1442690062 (ebook)
9781442641877 (bound)
1442641878 (bound)
Standard No. 10.3138/9781442690066