Studies and Texts

171 publications found

John Hine Mundy

Men and Women at Toulouse in the Age of the Cathars

Studies and Texts 101. 1990. xiv, 235 pp. ISBN 978-0-88844-101-0

A wide-ranging study of the relations between men and women that explores issues of matrimony, sex, family, wealth, social status, and literacy and the different attitudes to them in Catholicism and Catharism.

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Edited and translated by
Michael W. Herren

The Hisperica Famina II: Related Poems

A Critical Edition with English Translation and Philological Commentary. ST 85. 1987. xvi, 226 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–085–3 • $39.95

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Edited and translated by
A.G. Rigg

Gawain on Marriage: The Textual Tradition of the De coniuge non ducenda

Studies and Texts 79. 1986. xii, 104 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–079–2

The De coniuge non ducenda (composed ca. 1225–1250) was one of the most popular antimatrimonial satires of the later Middle Ages. It is a cheerful poem and not very serious. Its protagonist is the Arthurian hero Gawain, who was known not only for valour but also for unfortunate entanglements with women. He is planning to marry, but three “angels,” Peter of Corbeil, Lawrence of Durham and John Chrysostom (representing a trinity of Power, Wisdom and Grace), set out to dissuade him. Their arguments are drawn partly from traditional antifeminist satire and biblical proverbs, but they stress not the obstacles that marriage poses to the scholar or cleric but the disadvantages for the ordinary working man.

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