Romancing the Goddess : Three Middle English Romances about Women
Arguing that the idea of woman cast adrift can be traced to an ancient Mediterranean legend connecting aspects of the Virgin Mary and Isis as sea goddesses, Marijane Osborn introduces and translates three stories, all dealing with women cast adrift, then shows how the stories forge a hitherto missing link with worship of a savior goddess in the distant past. 14 photos.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 153.7 x 228.9 x 24.6mm | 582.25g
- 01 Jan 1998
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
Table of contents
Preface -- Three tales of castaway queens -- The romances rhymed in Modern English : Emar e, Le bone Florence of Rome (Part II), Custance (Chaucer's Ma of law's tale) -- Backtracking the goddess : ancient sources and analogues - Goddess of the human dawn : her status now.