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A Norman Latin Poem of the Early Eleventh Century


Prof. Jan M. Ziolkowski

This book studies an extraordinary Latin dialogue with a woman called Jezebel, who is flamboyantly vulgar and irreverent. Ziolkowski first explores medieval attitudes toward the biblical Jezebel. He then sets the poem in the cultural milieu of eleventh-century Normandy. The book contains an edition, a translation, and a copious commentary.