Sur les traces de Joan Kelly. Pouvoir, amour et courtoisie (XIIe-XVIe siècles)
Sophie Cassagnes-Brouquet, Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Sylvie Steinberg
Cassagnes-Brouquet Sophie, Klapisch-Zuber Christiane et Steinberg Sylvie, « Sur les traces de Joan Kelly. Pouvoir, amour et courtoisie (XIIe-XVIe siècles) », CLIO. Histoire, femmes et sociétés, 32 | 2010, 17-52.
When Joan Kelly Gadol published her article in 1977 « Did women have a Renaissance ? », the study of gender was in its infancy. The title’s simplicity, which clearly suggested a negative response, staggered historians at the time as it questioned a rarely discussed notion, the Renaissance, and its pertinence for Womanhood. The essay profoundly marked the following generations of women and gender historians, raising important questions and generating numerous controversies. In this article two medievalists and one early modern historian offer a new reading of this foundational text thirty years later, reviewing historical analyses of courtly love, court society, and gender.