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Journal: Journal of Medieval Worlds
Journal of Medieval Worlds (2020) 2 (3-4): 96–114.
Published: 01 December 2020
... independent of maternity. It also proposes a comparative approach. This essay reads the mythological representation of Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122–1204) in Marie de France’s Arthurian tale Lanval against Empress Wu Zetian 武則天 (624–705)’s self-mythologization as the avatar of the Goddess of Pure Radiance...