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Romancing the Goddess: Three Middle English Romances about Women

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Arguing that the idea of woman cast adrift can be traced to an ancient Mediterranean legend connecting aspects of the Virgin Mary and Isis as "sea goddesses", Marijane Osborn introduces and translates three stories, all dealing with women cast adrift, then shows how the stories forge a hitherto missing link with worship of a savior goddess in the distant past. 14 photos.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by University of Illinois Press
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Nikki
May 14, 2012 Nikki rated it really liked it
I don't particularly care of the translations, but they're competent enough -- I'd just prefer to read them in the original. The commentary is good, though, making some interesting links.
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I lost interest due to an overly repetitive argument that made massive digressions unrelated to her readings of Middle English Romances.
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