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The Distaff Gospels: A First Modern English Edition of "Les Evangiles Des Quenouilles": A First Modern English Edition of "Les Evangiles Des Quenouilles" [Paperback]

Madeleine Jeay , Kathleen Garay

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"This first English modern translation of The Distaff Gospels gracefully renders the somewhat recondite late medieval French of the original into elegant and faithful yet contemporary prose. The editors' introduction frames well and cogently the issues germane to the production of this text, including transgendered expression, the culture of the 'World Upside Down' in which women may have their say, archeological information about practices of midwifery in the era, and the folkloric aspect and popular content of short narrative. The book is simultaneously inter-disciplinary, an inventive reconstruction, and a scholarly edition, and succeeds admirably at all three."--Catharine Randall

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Madeleine Jeay and Kathleen Garay teach in the department of French and the Arts and Sciences Programme, respectively, at McMaster University. They are the translators and editors of The Life of Saint Douceline, a Beguine of Provence (D.S. Brewer, 2001).

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