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Crossing the Bridge: Comparative Essays on Medieval European and Heian Japanese Women Writers (The New Middle Ages)

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The essays in this collection suggest the similar, and also strikingly dissimilar, strategies of women working within medieval courtly cultures to mitigate traditional patriarchal constraints. Many of the works and authors focus on the courtly aspects of medieval European and Heian culture in which art, literature, and love are the highest pursuits. For both, living is its
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 4th 2000 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Ought to be more books like this, comparing aspects of courtly culture, east and west. Not entirely successful but a worthy effort. Recommended to anyone with an interest in the field.
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