Poetry, Knowledge and Community in Late Medieval France [Hardback]

Rebecca Dixon (Editor); Finn E. Sinclair (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781843841777 | Published by: Boydell & Brewer Ltd | Year of Publication: 2008 | Language: English 250p, b/w illus

Poetry, Knowledge and Community in Late Medieval France


Covering the period from the late thirteenth to the early sixteenth century, Poetry, Knowledge, and Community examines the role of poetry in French culture in transmitting and shaping knowledge. The volume reveals the interplay between poet, text, and audience, and explores the key dynamics of later medieval French poetry and of the communities in which it was produced. Essays in both English and French are organised into three inter-related sections, 'Learned Poetry/ Poetry and Learning', 'Poetry or Prose?', and 'Poetic Communities', and address both canonical and less well-known French and Occitan verse literature, together with a wide range of complementary subject areas.

Table of Contents

    1  Preface
    2  Introduction: L'Amour de Sophie. Poesie et savoir du Roman de la Rose a Christine de Pizan
    3  Poetry and the Translation of Knowledge in Jean de Meun
    4  Apprendre a jouer? Fonctions de la partie d'echecs des Esches amoureux
    5  Jean Gerson, Poet
    6  Gerson and Christine, Poets
    7  Les Razos et l'idee de la poesie
    8  A Master, a Vilain, a Lady and a Scribe: Competing for Authority in a Late Medieval Translation of the Ars amatoriaamatoria
    9  Deversifying Knowledge: The Poetic Alphabet of the Prose Pelerinage de la vie humaine
    10  Prosifying Lyric Insertions in the Fifteenth-Century Violette [Gerard de Nevers]
    11  The Movement from Verse to Prose in the Allegories of Christine de Pizan
    12  The Songs of Jehannot de Lescurel in Paris, BnF MS fr. 146: Love Lyrics, Moral Wisdom and the Material Book
    13  Refrains in the Jeu de Robin et Marion: History of a Citation
    14  Le prince chez Meschinot, mise en forme d'un objet poetique/ politique
    15  `
    16  Conclusion: Knowing Poetry, Knowing Communities

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