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Author Donoghue, Daniel, 1956-

Title Lady Godiva : a literary history of a legend / Daniel Donoghue.

Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.

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 UniM Bail  942.49802092 DONO    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 159 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-154) and index.
Summary "Posterity remembers Lady Godiva for her naked horseback ride through the city of Coventry, but that is only part of her story. This book investigates who Lady Godiva really was and traces the evolution of the Godiva legend from its first appearance in the thirteenth century through to the present day." "Two recurring themes to emerge from the many retellings and reinterpretations of the legend are voyeurism and medievalism - the projection of contemporary desires back onto the Middle Ages. These form touchstones for discussion in each chapter. The book proceeds in chronological order, each chapter exploring an aspect of the legend which carried special significance for the period in question." "By combining history, literature, art and folklore, this book makes a memorable contribution to our understanding of cultural history, medievalism, and the history of sexuality."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Godiva, Lady, active 1040-1080.
Godiva, Lady, active 1040-1080 -- In literature.
Legends -- England -- Coventry.
Middle Ages in literature.
Voyeurism in literature.
Coventry (England) -- In literature.
Coventry (England) -- Biography.
ISBN 140510046X (hbk)
1405100478 (paperback)