Medieval Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Dialogue: The Apparicion Maistre Jehan de Meun of Honorat Bovet: A Critical Edition with English Translation [Hardback]

Michael Hanly (Author)

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ISBN: 9780866983266 | Published by: Medieval and Renaissance Texts Society | Series: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 275p, illustrations




Medieval Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Dialogue

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In Honorat Bovet's reformist dream vision (1398), the shade of Jean de Meun leads a panel of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish speakers in castigating European chivalry and clergy for their dereliction during a time of war and schism. In a rare gambit, Bovet boldly gives voice to a "Saracen" nobleman, who offers the most stinging reproaches of the group. This critical edition restores the author's seventy-five Latin marginalia, an indispensable interpretive tool largely overlooked in previous published versions, and presents the French text accompanied by a page-facing English translation and extensive notes.

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