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The Chansons de Geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions

Sarah Kay

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151920
eISBN:
9780191672903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151920.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This is a major reassessment of the relation between the medieval French chansons de geste and the romance genre. Critics have traditionally seen romance as a superior development of the chanson de ... More


The Office for the Feast of the Circumcision from Le Puy

Wulf Arlt

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Office for the Feast of Circumcision (sometimes called the Feast of Fools) was celebrated throughout the more than twenty-four hours starting with First Vespers on 31 December and lasting through ... More


Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age

Mary Franklin-Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226260686
eISBN:
9780226260709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum, thesaurus, ... More


Narrative and Natural History: Vincent of Beauvais’s Ordo juxta Scripturam

Mary Franklin-Brown

in Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226260686
eISBN:
9780226260709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260709.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Vincent de Beauvais's compilation, Speculum maius is an erudite, useful, and infinitely fascinating anthology of knowledge in all disciplines. Working over several decades on this anthology, Beauvais ... More


The Plays of Daniel and Joseph

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines two plays that were performed as part of the Feast of Fools liturgy: the Play of Daniel in Beauvais and the Office of Joseph in Laon. The Play of Daniel, now the best known and ... More


The Feast of the Ass

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the “feast of the Ass” as part of the Feast of Fools during the mid-twelfth century. According to Pierre Louvet's account, the feast of the Circumcision was celebrated with an ... More


The Office of the Circumcision

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the subdeacons' offices for the feast of the Circumcision in France and their roles in the early Feasts of Fools. Peter of Corbeil, archbishop of Sens between 1200 and his death ... More


The Riddle of Recognition

Sarah Kay

in Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter addresses the distinction between a readily observable similarity and one that requires effort to divine; both are invoked by bestiaries, but allegory particularly underlines the value ... More


Urban Uprisings

Hannah Skoda

in Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670833
eISBN:
9780191749551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670833.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter uses chronicles and legal records to assess the precise gestures used in medieval urban uprisings, focusing upon protests in Saint-Riquier, Arras, Laon, Beauvais, Saint Omer, Paris, ... More


Grammatical Commentaries from The “School” of Ralph of Beauvais, CA. 1165–1175

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses grammatical commentaries from the ‘school’ of Ralph of Beauvais, written around 1165–1175. Ralph of Beauvais was a preeminent authority on grammar and literature who knew and ... More


Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum doctrinale, CA. 1260

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0048
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Speculum doctrinale, written by Vincent of Beauvais around 1260. Speculum doctrinale, which is part of Speculum maius (‘Greater Mirror’), deals with the sciences through ... More


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Airship

Lars Öhrström

in The Last Alchemist in Paris: And other curious tales from chemistry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199661091
eISBN:
9780191916885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199661091.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Joseph Späh had to feed his dog; nothing strange about that. The problem was that Ulla, an Alsatian, was mostly confined to the freight room—off limits to passengers. Had everything gone according ... More


The Non-Nobles: Rebels and their Communities

Justine Firnhaber-Baker

in The Jacquerie of 1358: A French Peasants' Revolt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198856412
eISBN:
9780191889684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856412.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

Although the sources only offer information about a relatively small number of individual rebels, it is possible to surmise a great deal about the rebels, their families, and their communities, as ... More


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