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The Articulation of Virginity in the Medieval Chanson de nonne

Colton, Lisa (2008) The Articulation of Virginity in the Medieval Chanson de nonne. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 133 (2). pp. 159-188. ISSN 02690403

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The chanson de nonne presents stereotypical images of young women whose bodies and voices are trapped within the confines of a nunnery. Close examination of the architectural metaphors used to describe virginity and chastity in the Middle Ages allows comparisons to be made between the structures – metaphorical, musical and textual – that held fictitious nuns within the frame of the clerical imagination at the centre of thirteenth-century motet production.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2008 09:44
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:43


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