Transvestism in the Middle Ages: The Venusfahrt of Ulrich von Liechtenstein

Transvestism in the Middle Ages: The Venusfahrt of Ulrich von Liechtenstein

By: James L. Frankki (author)Hardback

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A book that takes a fresh look at gender and transgender issues inherent in the concept of male transvestism, or cross-dressing, as represented in the Lation, French, Old Norse, and German literatures of the European Middle Ages, with a primary focus on the Venus Journey of the knight, Ulrich von Liechtenstein.


Foreword by Dr. Nicola Gilmour; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CHAPTER; I. MALE TRANSVESTISM DEFINED; Magnus Hirschfeld; Hirschfeld's Transvestites; Masochism and Transvestism; Fetishism and Transvestism; Hirschfeld's Impact; Havelock Ellis; Classification Systems; Attempts at Destigmatization: Non-Pathological Cross-Dressing; Transvestism in Art and literature; II. TRANSVESTISM IN THE MEDIEVAL EUROPE; The Latin Literature of the Middle Ages; Gregory of Tours: History of the Franks; St. Jerome: Legenda Aurea; William de Blois: Alda; Statius: Achilleid; Edda and Saga: The Scandinavian Middle Ages; Thrymskvioa and Lokasenna; Helgi Hundigsbana onnur; Njal's saga; Halfreoar's saga and Vatnsdoela saga; Laxdoela Saga; Transvestism in Medieval French Literature; The Tournament of Sourluse; le Roman de Tristan en prose; L'histoire de Merlin; Heldris de Cornualle Le Roman de Silence.; Raoul de Houdene: Meraugis de portlesguez; Douin de Lavesne: Trubert; Witasse le Moine; Claris et Laris; And More.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773443112
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 340
  • ID: 9780773443112
  • ISBN10: 0773443118

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