The articulation of virginity in the medieval Chanson de nonne

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-188
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of the Royal Musical Association
Volume133
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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