Treason : medieval and early modern adultery, betrayal, and shame /

"The willingness to betray one's country, one's people, one's family--to commit treason and foreswear loyalty to one entity by giving it to another--is a difficult concept for many people to comprehend. Yet, societies have grappled with treason for centuries; the motivations, imp...

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Other Authors: Tracy, Larissa, 1974- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Series:Explorations in medieval culture ; v. 10.
Online Access:Available via JSTOR
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The shameful business of betrayal and treason / Larissa Tracy
  • Wiglaf's sword : the coming of the state / Frank Battaglia
  • In sickness and in health : the Boethian narrative of the two Geralds of Brecon / Sarah J. Sprouse
  • Treasonous and dishonorable conduct : the private dimension of treason and chivalric reform in late medieval Florence / Peter Sposato
  • Royal punishment and reconciliation in Trastamara Castile / Samuel A. Claussen
  • "A somewhat too cruel vengeance was taken for the blood of the slain" : royal punishment of rebels, traitors, and political enemies in medieval Scotland, c. 1100-c. 1250 / Iain A. MacInnes
  • Revolt in heaven : Lucifer's treason in Genesis B / Daniel Thomas
  • Blessed betrayal : the opportunity of treachery in Anglo-Latin ecclesiastical texts / Sally Shockro
  • Legal ramifications of ordeals and treason in Morant und Galie / Tina Boyer
  • Religious identity, loyalty, and treason in the Cycle du Roi / Ana Grinberg
  • Traitors respond : English Catholic polemical strategies against accusations of treason at the end of the sixteenth century / Freddy C. Dominguez
  • Treason and deception in late medieval German romances and novels Konigin Sibille, Melusine, and Malagis / Albrecht Classen
  • Treacherous women at King Arthur's court : punishment and shame / Inna Matyushina
  • Treason and the feast in Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur / Melissa Ridley Elmes
  • 'Tis fearful sleeping in a serpent's bed' : Arden of Faversham and the threat of the petty traitor / Dianne Berg
  • The spatial configuration of shame in La Princesse de Cleves / Susan Small
  • Conclusion: The shame game, from Guinevere to Cersei : adultery, treason, and betrayal / Larissa Tracy.