Introduction: Too Close for Comfort

  • Linda Marie Rouillard
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


Overview of the book with an introduction to the incest motif used as a metaphor to describe social anxiety in response to changes in institutions such as marriage, both in the Middle Ages and in the twenty-first century. Use of literary narratives about incest as a means of understanding cultural mentalities, using La Manekine as a point of reference.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Marie Rouillard
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  1. 1.The University of ToledoToledoUSA

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