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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

, and Literary Engagement with the Paradox Chrétien de Troyes's Chevalier de la charrette ( The Knight of the Cart , ca. 1180) brought the immortal pair Lancelot and Guinevere together as lovers for the first time. The characters existed in the German

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Representations of Women in the French Imaginary

Historicizing the Gallic Singularity

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

related cultural pattern that she calls “the equal-not equal paradox,” the distinctive combination of “intertwined assumptions that women were as competent as men of their same rank but legally inferior to them.” Her analysis of Chrétien de Troyes