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Reading Dido gender, textuality, and the medieval Aeneid by Marilynn Desmond

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Published by University of Minnesota Press in Minnepolis, Minn .
Written in English



  • Carthage (Extinct city)


  • Virgil.,
  • English literature -- Roman influences.,
  • English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.,
  • French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.,
  • Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.,
  • Dido (Legendary character) in literature.,
  • Literature, Medieval -- Roman influences.,
  • Sex role in literature.,
  • Queens in literature.,
  • Carthage (Extinct city) -- In literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-288) and index.

StatementMarilynn Desmond.
SeriesMedieval cultures ;, v. 8
LC ClassificationsPR127 .D47 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 296 p. :
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1082822M
ISBN 100816622469, 0816622477
LC Control Number94006447

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