Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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Start: Topical Index: Representations: Historiographical Texts: 13th Century:

Representations: Historiographical Texts:

I n f o r m a t i o n

-- »LayamonLaghamon - spelled Laȝamon or in his time, occasionally written Lawman - was an English poet of the late 12th/early 13th century and author of the Brut, a notable work that was the first to present the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in English poetry (the first Arthurian poems were by Frenchman Chretian de Troyes).« -- More information: Wikipedia

-- »Layamon's Brut (ca. 1190 - 1215), also known as The Chronicle of Britain, is a Middle English poem compiled and recast by the English priest Layamon. Layamon's Brut is 16,096 lines long and narrates the history of Britain. It is the first historiography written in English since the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Named for Britain's mythical founder, Brutus of Troy, the poem is largely based on the Anglo-Norman French Roman de Brut by Wace, which is in turn a version of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Latin Historia Regum Britanniae. Layamon's poem, however, is longer than both and includes an enlarged section on the life and exploits of King Arthur.« -- More information: Wikipedia

B i b l i o g r a p h y


Cases: Mythological Offenders: Giant of Mont Saint Michel, Uther Pendragon; Mythological Victims: Elaine, Igerna | Types: General: Rape

I. Author Index

[Info] Adler, Gillian. »"Writing History, Writing Trauma": The Rape of Igerna in the Medieval Brut Narratives.« Medieval Feminist Forum 56 (2021): 48-72.

[Info] Shichtman, Martin, et al. »The Mont St. Michel Giant. Sexual violence and imperialism in the chronicles of Wace and Layamon.« Violence against women in medieval texts. Edited by Anna Roberts. Gainesville 1998: 56-74.

II. Speaker Index

[Info] Shichtman, Martin. »The Mont St. Michel Giant: Sexual Violence and Imperialism in the Chronicles of Wace and Layamon.« 30th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo 1995.