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Author Moore, Megan, author.

Title Exchanges in exoticism : cross-cultural marriage and the making of the Mediterranean in Old French romance / Megan Moore.

Publication Info. Toronto, Canada : University of Toronto Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Annotation Charting important new territory within medieval gender studies, Megan Moore explores the vital role that women played in transmitting knowledge and empire within Mediterranean cross-cultural marriages. Whereas cross-cultural exchange has typically been understood through the lens of male-centered translation work, this study, which is grounded in the relations between the west and Byzantium, examines cross-cultural marriage as a medium of literary and cultural exchange, one in which womens work was equally important as mens. Moores readings of Old French and Medieval Greek texts reveal the extent to which women challenged the cultures into which they married and shaped their new courtly environments. Through the lens of medieval gender and postcolonial theory, Exchanges in Exoticism demonstrates how the process of cultural exchange - and empire building - extends well beyond our traditional assumptions about gender roles in the medieval Mediterranean.
Contents ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Women and the Making of Mediterranean Identities in CligÃ?s and Digenis Akritas""; ""2 Exchanging Exoticism: Narrating Mediterranean Nobility in Floire et Blancheflor""; ""3 Masculinities and the Geographies of Empire in Thirteenth-Century Incest Romances""; ""4 Rewriting Mediterranean Gender and Power in Floriant et Florete""; ""Conclusion: Rereading the Intersections of the Mediterranean""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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Subject French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.
Byzantine literature -- History and criticism.
French literature -- To 1500 -- Mediterranean influences.
Women in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Nobility in literature.
National characteristics, French, in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Moore, Megan, 1977-, author. Exchanges in exoticism 9781442644694 (OCoLC)860349374
ISBN 9781442661363 (electronic bk.)
1442661364 (electronic bk.)