Courtly Love Undressed: Reading Through Clothes in Medieval French Culture E. Jane Burns

ISBN: 9780812236712

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Courtly Love Undressed: Reading Through Clothes in Medieval French Culture  by  E. Jane Burns

Courtly Love Undressed: Reading Through Clothes in Medieval French Culture by E. Jane Burns
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In the later Middle Ages clothing was used to mark religious, military, and chivalric orders- in the courtly milieu, more specifically, the ostentatious display of luxury dress was used as a means of self-definition for the ruling elite.

In CourtlyMoreIn the later Middle Ages clothing was used to mark religious, military, and chivalric orders- in the courtly milieu, more specifically, the ostentatious display of luxury dress was used as a means of self-definition for the ruling elite. In Courtly Love Undressed, E. Jane Burns explores the representation of this material culture in the literary texts and other documents that imagine various functions for elite clothing in twelfth- and thirteenth-century France.

Burns argues persuasively that fabric and clothing can create representations of both gender and status in selected French courtly texts. . . . While grounded in solid readings of medieval texts, Burnss book also reflects and adds to recent feminist rethinking of clothings capacity to empower women.--Speculum



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