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    'The Taming of the Amazon: Pentesilie in Ulrich von Turheim's "Rennewart" '


    Politis, Cordula (2008) 'The Taming of the Amazon: Pentesilie in Ulrich von Turheim's "Rennewart" '. Medium Aevum, 77 (1). pp. 77-95. ISSN 0025-8385

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    Abstract

    IV In his investigation of origin myths Patrick Geary makes the point that the Amazons' 'defeat or destruction marks the beginning or reconstitution of the proper order of the world'.35 Geary states that the literary representation of Amazons may imply two kinds of criticism: women in arms could be intended as evidence of male failure to rule properly, but they could also, in the Christian tradition, be read as a symptom of paganism.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: For generous funding of this project, I am grateful to the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. I would also like to thank Nigel Palmer and the anonymous readers for thek extremely helpful comments and suggestions. Finally, I am grateful to Tim Jackson, Bill Layher, Ann Marie Rasmussen, Joe Ricke, Max Siller, Sarah Westphal-Wihl, and Vasilis for lively discussions, constructive criticism, and many helpful remarks on the topic of this article.
    Keywords: Pentesilie; Ulrich von Turheim; Rennewart; Amazons;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > German
    Item ID: 5570
    Depositing User: Cordula Böcking
    Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 16:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Medium Aevum
    Publisher: Medium Aevum Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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