Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship (BOK)

Fiona Tolhurst

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Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship provides the first feminist analysis of the part of The History of the Kings of Britain that most readers overlook: the reigns before and after Arthur's. Fiona Tolhurst demonstrates that Geoffrey not only creates precedents for the future reign of Empress Matilda in England but also presents female rule as an attractive and beneficial alternative to male immorality and incompetence. Her study adds a new dimension to contemporary scholarship by proposing that the word 'feminist' can be used to describe this history that - in contrast to the works of Geoffrey's predecessors, redactors, and early translators - presents female rule positively.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Fiona Tolhurst
ISBN 9781137277848
Antall sider 360 Dimensjoner 14,3cm x 22,2cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: classical, early & medieval