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Medieval Feminist Forum, Volume 50, Number 1 (2014): Special Issue, guest ed. Liz Herbert McAvoy, The Medieval hortus conclusus: Revisiting the Pleasure Garden / Liz Herbert McAvoy

Medieval Feminist Forum, Volume: 50, Issue: 1, Pages: 5 - 174

Swansea University Author: Liz Herbert McAvoy

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The four essays presented in this special issue of Medieval FeministForum examine some of the multifarious functions and meaningsof the prominent literary figura of the hortus conclusus in thehigh to late Middle Ages. Tracing its origins from biblical sources, suchas Genesis and the Song of Songs, a...

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Published in: Medieval Feminist Forum
Published: 2014
Online Access: http://ir.uiowa.edu/mff/vol50/iss1/
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa20495
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Abstract: The four essays presented in this special issue of Medieval FeministForum examine some of the multifarious functions and meaningsof the prominent literary figura of the hortus conclusus in thehigh to late Middle Ages. Tracing its origins from biblical sources, suchas Genesis and the Song of Songs, and their intersections with classicaland Persian traditions, these essays focus upon the walled garden’sdeployment in both canonical and lesser-known literary texts, arguingfor far more complex meanings attached to the medieval enclosed gardenthan have generally been considered in a single volume. Liz Herbert McAvoy has edited this Special Issue, and has contributed the general introduction, as well as contributing a 10,000 word essay.
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Issue: 1
Start Page: 5
End Page: 174