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Author Tolhurst, Fiona, author

Title Geoffrey of Monmouth and the translation of female kingship / by Fiona Tolhurst
Published Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource (x, 347 pages)
Series Arthurian and courtly cultures
Studies in Arthurian and courtly cultures.
Contents Introduction Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship -- Re-reading Empress Matilda as a Female King -- Geoffrey's History as Preparation for a Female King -- Undermining and Degrading Female Kingship in the First Variant and the Roman de Brut -- Delegitimizing and Erasing Female Kingship in the 'Epistola Warino Britoni, ' the Chronica majora, and Layamon's Brut
Summary "Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female King" 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
Fiona Tolhurst offers a feminist analysis of the non-Arthurian portion of Geoffrey of Monmouth's 'History of the Kings of Britain'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, 1100?-1154. Historia regum Britanniae.
Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, 1100?-1154 -- Criticism and interpretation
Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, 1100?-1154. fast (OCoLC)fst00019237
Galfredus Monumetensis 1100-1154 Historia regum Britanniae gnd
Geoffroi. "Historia regum Britanniae" rero
Historia regum Britanniae (Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph) fast (OCoLC)fst01356675
Subject Women in literature.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
English literature -- Middle English.
Women in literature.
Königin Motiv
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137329264