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Les femmes et les « sports » du gentilhomme de l’époque médiévale à l’époque moderne

Abstract : Romanesque literature began to address the theme of aristocratic education between the twelth and fifteenth centuries. Knightly training, in which physical activities (horse-back riding, ring races or quintains, fencing) played a dominant role, initiated the young apprentice. Young women were excluded from these exclusively masculine physical games and rarely participated in games or noble festivities. With the emergence of a new technical and didactic literature – the first treatises in courtly education (on the equestrian arts, the art of fencing and the art of dancing) – the access of both sexes to games became more favorable. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, evidence emerges of women who were present in traditionally virile games. The article considers the slow integration of women into a previously unknown « sporting » world.
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Serge Vaucelle. Les femmes et les « sports » du gentilhomme de l’époque médiévale à l’époque moderne. Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire, Belin, 2006, 1 (23), pp.145 - 163. ⟨10.4000/clio.1885⟩. ⟨hal-01889433⟩



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