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Reading Medieval European Women Writers

Strong Literary Witnesses from the Past



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Despite a modern tendency to describe medieval women as suppressed and marginalized, a critical reading of relevant texts by female poets/writers demonstrates that women all over Europe in the premodern era enjoyed considerable freedom to express themselves and to contribute to the literary discourse of their time. This book brings together representative poets from Germany, England, France, Spain, Hungary, and Austria and thus develops an innovative pan-European perspective spanning from the tenth to the sixteenth century. Well-known writers are as much included as some rather little studied individuals, who all form part of a strong choir of female voices.

Product code: 9783631674079

ISBN 9783631674079
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H210xW148
Edition New edition
No. Of Pages 430
Publisher Peter Lang AG
Presentation and critical reading of medieval women writers on a pan-European level. This book brings us up-to-date on research pertaining to women in the pre-modern era and highlights the strong impact, which women poets enjoyed after all.