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In 13 reports of representations of rape in Medieval and Early glossy literature by way of such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare and Spenser, this quantity argues that a few kind of sexual violence opposed to girls serves as a starting place of Western tradition. the quantity has reasons: first, to discover the resistance those pervasive representations generate and feature generated for readers - specifically for the feminine reader- and moment, to discover what those representations let us know approximately social formations governing the relationships among women and men. extra relatively, Rose and Robertson have an interest in how representations of rape occur a given culture's realizing of the feminine topic in society.

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