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Looking beyond Guinevere : depictions of women in Chrétien de Troyes’ Arthurian romances, the cult of saints, and religious texts of the twelfth century
(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
This thesis provides a reading of Chrétien de Troyes’ Arthurian romances that reflects the cultural and intellectual context of twelfth-century Christianity. The impact of this context on Chrétien’s romances is examined ...
Italian queens in the ninth and tenth centuries
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06-26) - Thesis
This thesis investigates the role of queens in ninth and tenth century Italy. During the Carolingian period the Italian kingdom saw significant involvement of royal women in political affairs. This trend continued after ...
Prostitution and subjectivity in late mediaeval Germany and Switzerland
(University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - Thesis
This thesis is a study of the problem of subjectivity and prostitution in the Middle Ages. Three legal case studies of unpublished archival material and one chapter focussing on fictional texts from late mediaeval Germany ...