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By Daisy Delogu

ISBN-10: 1442641878

ISBN-13: 9781442641877

Allegorical Bodies starts with the paradoxical commentary that even as the royal directors of past due fourteenth and early fifteenth-century France excluded girls from the royal succession throughout the codification of Salic legislations, writers of the interval followed the feminine shape because the allegorical personification of France itself. contemplating the function of lady allegorical figures within the works of Eustache Deschamps, Christine de Pizan, and Alain Chartier, in addition to within the sermons of Jean Gerson, Daisy Delogu finds how lady allegories of the dominion of France and the college of Paris have been used to conceptualize, build, and protect constructions of strength through the tumultuous reign of the mad king Charles VI (1380–1422).

An notable exam of the intersection among gender, allegory, and political proposal, Delogu’s publication highlights the significance of gender to the functioning of allegory and to the development of past due medieval French identity.

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