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Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance: 'The Undiscovered Country'

Wes Williams

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159407
eISBN:
9780191673610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book studies the place and meaning of pilgrimage in European Renaissance culture. It makes new material available and also provides fresh perspectives on canonical writers such as Rabelais, ... More


The Lives of the Saints in the French Renaissance c.1500–c.1650 *

Jean-Marie Le Gall

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

The French Renaissance (c.1500–1640) produced a diverse body of literature devoted to the lives of the saints, including individual lives, multi-authored catalogues and anthologies, sermons, revised ... More


‘Linguae peregrinae’: Pilgrim Tongues

Wes Williams

in Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance: 'The Undiscovered Country'

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159407
eISBN:
9780191673610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159407.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines pilgrimage writing during the French Renaissance period. During this period, pilgrim texts can be categorized into guides, logs, and narrations, with the latter categories ... More


Introduction

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book shows that certain women, especially those featured in the following chapters, played a fundamental part in delineating the Renaissance in France, and, despite the efforts of subsequent ... More


Introduction

Paul Usher

in Epic Arts in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687848
eISBN:
9780191767814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687848.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The introduction begins by setting out an initial paradox: why is it that even tourists are arguably aware of, and probably appreciate, the epic art of French Renaissance châteaux whereas the ... More


The Women of the Court of Francis I: Wives and Mistresses, Sister and Mother

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Francis I, a handsome, tall, and richly attired king who epitomized the French Renaissance, and who, coming to the throne as a young man, embodied hopes for a new reign with ... More


Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Kathleen Wellman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnes Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress in ... More


Conclusion

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book sees it fit to end the history of the Renaissance—as told here through the lives of some of its most prominent queens and mistresses—with the death of Gabrielle d'Estrees. The year of ... More


Montaigne's Career

George Hoffmann

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In Montaigne's age hardly anyone made a living through writing. This book examines the practical world in which he and his peers wrote in order to suggest that works like the Essays, for all the ... More


Copia

Cave Terence

in The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158356
eISBN:
9780191673290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158356.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the etymologies of copia in relation to the cornucopian text problems of writing during the French Renaissance period. Its etymologies touch on many central aspects of Latin ... More


Improvisation and Inspiration

Cave Terence

in The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158356
eISBN:
9780191673290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158356.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the concept of improvisation and inspiration in relation to the cornucopian text problems of writing during the French Renaissance period. It suggests that Desiderius Erasmus' ... More


Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Paul White

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1462-1535), also known as Josse Bade, was a scholar and printer who played a central role in the flourishing of humanism and print culture in the French Renaissance. In a ... More


An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Tom Conley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book studies how topography, the art of describing local space and place, developed literary and visual form in early modern France. Arguing for a “new poetics of space” ranging throughout ... More


Du Bellay’s L’Énéide: Rewriting as Poetic Reinvention?

Hélène Gautier

in Virgil and his Translators

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810810
eISBN:
9780191847950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810810.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter adds to the discussion of the French translations of Virgil by focusing on Books 4 and 6 of Du Bellay’s translations of the Aeneid, written in the 1550s. The chapter places Du Bellay’s ... More


Conclusion

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes the main findings of the book and considers their wider consequences. The Medieval Romance languages are argued to occupy important points on the V2 typology, which are linked ... More


Rabelais: Worlds Introjected

Tom Conley

in An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the Itinerarium provinciarum by Antonini Augusti and its 1512 issue edited by Geoffroy Tory, a map emblematic of the relationship of topography and cosmography in the early ... More


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