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The Anonymous Marie de France$
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R. Bloch

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226059686

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.001.0001

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Marie's Fables and the Rise of the Monarchic State

Marie's Fables and the Rise of the Monarchic State

(p.175) CHAPTER SIX Marie's Fables and the Rise of the Monarchic State
The Anonymous Marie de France

R. Howard Bloch

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the meaning of Marie de France's Fables in relation to the rise of the monarchic state. It suggests that the Fables represents the institutionalization of the violence of the feudal world within the new civil space of city and court where the predatory instinct takes the form of envy. This chapter also argues that the conflict between logic and the body and Marie's thoughts about the absolutism of appetite are depicted in the presence and role of the animal appetites in human relations.

Keywords:   Fables, Marie de France, monarchic state, violence, feudal world, predatory instinct, logic, the body, animal appetites, human relations

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