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The Apocalyptic Mule
La mule sans frein as Parody and Moral Allegory

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Parodies courtoises, parodies de la courtoisie
  • Author: Walters (Lori J.)
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  • Abstract: This article examines the apocalyptic resonances of the eponymous antihero of La mule sans frein (also known as La demoiselle à la mule). Viewing the unbridled mule as a symbol of the body politic that is no longer controlled by the forces of reason, this work conclude that the mule’s apocalyptic resonances provide ethical reflection on the workings of the French monarchy one or two generations after Chrétien de Troyes.
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  • Pages: 133 to 153
  • Last edition: 2016
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 155
  • Subcollection: Medieval civilization, n° 19

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-6061-6
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-6063-0.p.0133
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 06-22-2016
  • Language: English
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