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Author: Diane Wolfthal

Title: Images of Rape

Subtitle: The "Heroic" Tradition and its Alternatives

Place: Cambridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Year: 1999

Pages: 286pp.

ISBN-10: 052158311X (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0521794420 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Medieval History: 12th Century, 13th Century, 14th Century, 15th Century; Modern History: 16th Century, 17th Century | European History | Representations: Art; Representations: Literary Texts / Christine de Pizan



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Author: Diane Wolfthal, Department of Art, Rice UniversityAcademia.edu

Contents:

  List of Illustrations (p. ix)
  Acknowledgments (p. xiii)
  Introduction (p. 1)
  1. 'Heroic' Rape Imagery (p. 7)
  2. Rape Imagery in Medieval Picture Bibles (p. 36)
  3. The Children of Mars: Soldiers as Rapists (p. 60)
  4. Rape Imagery in the Context of Law: Legal Treatises and Justice Paintings (p. 99)
  5. 'The Greatest Possible Sorrow': Christine de Pizan and the Representation of Rape (p. 127)
  6. Two Conceptions of the Sexual Aggressor: The User of Magical Images and the Married Woman (p. 151)
  Conclusions (p. 180)
  Notes (p. 199)
  Bibliography (p. 251)
  Index (p. 277)

Description: »Images of Rape: The "Heroic" Tradition and its Alternatives is the first in-depth exploration of rape as it has been portrayed in Western art from the twelfth through the seventeenth centuries. Examining the full range of representations, from those that glorify rape to those that condemn it, Diane Wolfthal illuminates the complex web of attitudes toward sexual violence that existed in the medieval and early modern society. She makes her case using a range of visual documentation, including picture Bibles, law treatises, justice paintings, war prints, and the manuscripts of Christine de Pizan.« (Source: Cambridge University Press)

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