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The Resource Conduct becoming : good wives and husbands in the later Middle Ages, Glenn D. Burger

Conduct becoming : good wives and husbands in the later Middle Ages, Glenn D. Burger

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Conduct becoming : good wives and husbands in the later Middle Ages
Title
Conduct becoming
Title remainder
good wives and husbands in the later Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Glenn D. Burger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conduct Becoming examines a new genre of late medieval writing that focuses on a wife's virtuous conduct and ability of such conduct to alter marital and social relations in the world. Considering a range of texts written for women-the journées chrétiennes or daily guides for Christian living, secular counsel from husbands and fathers such as Le Livre du Chevalier de La Tour Landry and Le Menagier de Paris, and literary narratives such as the Griselda story-Glenn D. Burger argues that, over the course of the long fourteenth century, the "invention" of the good wife in discourses of sacramental marriage, private devotion, and personal conduct reconfigured how female embodiment was understood.While the period inherits a strongly antifeminist tradition that views the female body as naturally wayward and sensual, late medieval conduct texts for women outline models of feminine virtue that show the good wife as an identity with positive influence in the world. Because these manuals imagine how to be a good wife as necessarily entangled with how to be a good husband, they also move their readers to consider such gendered and sexed identities in relational terms and to embrace a model of self-restraint significantly different from that of clerical celibacy. Conduct literature addressed to the good wife thus reshapes how late medieval audiences thought about the process of becoming a good person more generally. Burger contends that these texts develop and promulgate a view of sex and gender radically different from previous clerical or aristocratic models-one capable of providing the foundations for the modern forms of heterosexuality that begin to emerge more clearly in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1954-
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Burger, Glenn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wives
  • Wives
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Wives in literature
  • Conduct of life in literature
  • Marriage in literature
  • Virtue in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
  • Conduct of life in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Marriage in literature
  • Sex role
  • Virtue in literature
  • Wives
  • Wives in literature
  • Wives
  • Women
  • Europe
Label
Conduct becoming : good wives and husbands in the later Middle Ages, Glenn D. Burger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Loving, reading, acting in a marrying kind of way -- Chapter 1. Laboring to make the good wife good in the Journées Chrétiennes -- Chapter 2. Remaking the feminine -- Chapter 3. In the merchant's bedchamber: Le Menagier de Paris -- Chapter 4. Affecting conduct: Feeling steadfast with Griselda -- Conclusion
Control code
on1013735937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812294484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1038227
  • 22573/ctv16sfb5m
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013735937
Label
Conduct becoming : good wives and husbands in the later Middle Ages, Glenn D. Burger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Loving, reading, acting in a marrying kind of way -- Chapter 1. Laboring to make the good wife good in the Journées Chrétiennes -- Chapter 2. Remaking the feminine -- Chapter 3. In the merchant's bedchamber: Le Menagier de Paris -- Chapter 4. Affecting conduct: Feeling steadfast with Griselda -- Conclusion
Control code
on1013735937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812294484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1038227
  • 22573/ctv16sfb5m
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013735937

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