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Cartas de mujeres en la Europa medieval: España, Francia, Italia, Portugal (siglos XI- XV)

Abstract : A mirror of the soul, as well as an instrument of communication and political action, the letter is a subject of study that has received particular attention in recent years. Situated at the disciplinary crossroads of history and literature, the epistolary field is a privileged field for multidisciplinary research, which has been concretized in the joint studies that have multiplied lately. But if there are many works devoted to epistolary material today, few are those that focus on women’s letter writing in the Middle Ages. This book proposes precisely an approach to women’s letter writing, and more particularly, to letters written between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal, trying to highlight their particularities. The study of public or private documents, as well as the analysis of chronicles and literary texts in which transcribed or invented letters appear, not only allows to measure the women’s roles as informants and mediators in the Middle Ages, but also to observe the modalities of action of some great female figures through their correspondence. In some cases, in addition, it’s posible to identify some resources and markers that would be properly feminine.
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Jean-Pierre Jardin, José Manuel Nieto Soria, Hélène Thieulin-Pardo, Patricia Rochwert-Zuili. Cartas de mujeres en la Europa medieval: España, Francia, Italia, Portugal (siglos XI- XV). Jean-Pierre JARDIN; José Manuel NIETO SORIA; Patricia ROCHWERT-ZUILI; Hélène THIEULIN-PARDO. 1, La Ergástula, 444 p., 2018, 918-8416242-33-7. ⟨hal-03731735⟩



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