Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 35 items

  • Keywords: Gerson x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Further French Natures

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers some writings in French on which the impact of the Roman de la Rose is apparent and examines how they respond to the idea of a Nature who condones and encourages behaviour ... More


‘Peremptory Nullification’: Tragedy and Macabre Art

Michael Neill

in Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the rich iconography that grew out of the early modern crisis of death, no motif enjoyed greater popularity, in northern Europe at least, than the Dance of Death. The earliest documented example ... More


Nature and Culture: Greening the City

Maiken Umbach

in German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, 1890-1924

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557394
eISBN:
9780191721564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557394.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between nature and culture in bourgeois modernism. Three examples are analysed in detail. The first, the German garden‐city movement, exemplified by Hellerau, ... More


A Religious Controversy

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The first section of this chapter reviews the function of ghost stories in late medieval Europe. Particular attention is paid to the work of Jean Gerson, whose two tracts on discretio spirituum ... More


Spiritual Grammar: Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity

F. Dominic Longo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275724
eISBN:
9780823277261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

“Spiritual grammar” is a term coined to identify a genre of religious literature that until now has not been recognized as such. The salient characteristic of this genre is that it makes constant ... More


A Theology Called Mystical: Jean Gerson and William James

S.J. William Harmless

in Mystics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses two theorists of mysticism, Jean Gerson (1363–1429) and William James (1842–1910). Gerson, the great fifteenth-century churchman and theologian, provides a way to begin to ... More


Experientia: The Great Age of the Spirit

Susan E. Schreiner

in Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195313420
eISBN:
9780199897292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313420.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter tries to place experiential language in the larger context of the spirituality of the age. The appeal to experience, so prominent in the 16th century, should be viewed from a longer ... More


Theorizing the Rose: Crises of Textual Authority in the Querelle de la Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

During the period 1401–1403 occurred the famous Querelle de la Rose, in which Jean Gerson, theologian and chancellor of the University of Paris, and the ‘proto-feminist’ Christine de Pizan debated ... More


Abject Insanity, Madness Sublime

Sylvia Huot

in Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the ways that medieval texts negotiate the line distinguishing madness from greatness, which may take the form of heroism or sanctity. The anxiety associated with the ... More


The Son

Frank Noack

in Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167008
eISBN:
9780813167794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167008.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with events of Harlan’s childhood that may have had an influence on his later films. Because of his small size, the boy in 1899 has to perform daredevil stunts in front of his ... More


The Debate: First Phase

Christine de Pizan

in Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The opening volley of the battle against the highly popular and widely read Romance of the Rose for its blatant and unwarranted misogynistic depictions of women occurred in the first years of the ... More


The Debate: Second Phase

Christine de Pizan

in Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The second phase of the debate was inadvertently initiated by what might be considered the surprising intervention of one of the most prominent theologians of the time, Jean Gerson, who published a ... More


Aftermath

Christine de Pizan

in Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The sermons of Jean Gerson are collected together with others of his sermons, both in French and in Latin. In the opening of this sermon delivered on the third Sunday of Advent, Gerson discusses the ... More


Christine's Later Mentions of the Romance of the Rose

Christine de Pizan

in Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Rose debate does not simply represent a quaint affair in which Christine de Pizan nobly stood up for the cause of women and what is frequently considered an outdated Christian morality. Not only ... More


The Cardinal, the Confessor, and the Chancellor

Michael D. Bailey

in Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies: The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451447
eISBN:
9780801467318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451447.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers persistent anxieties over elite modes of superstitious sorcery and divination practiced in both court and university settings in the final years of the fourteenth century. It ... More


Chapter Support

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/9780801449567.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the cathedral chapters' financial and moral support for the Feast of Fools. In 1400 Jean Gerson, chancellor of the University of Paris, launched his first attack on the Feast ... More


Jean Gerson and the Auxerre Affair

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/9780801449567.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Jean Gerson's attempts to suppress the Feast of Fools in 1400 by focusing on his involvement in the Auxerre affair. Jean Gerson was appointed dean of the collegiate church of ... More


Trouble in St.-Omer and Noyon

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/9780801449567.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines concerted efforts to suppress the Feast of Fools in the French towns of Senlis, St.-Omer, and Noyon. Although Auxerre was the only cathedral chapter named by Jean Gerson, his ... More


Rereading the Letter from Paris

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/9780801449567.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the letter issued by the faculty of theology at the University of Paris in March 1445 denouncing the Feast of Fools. Those who issued the letter were heirs to an extended ... More


Prologue: A Letter from Paris

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/9780801449567.003.0027
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book reexamines the history of the Feast of Fools and locates it in its liturgical context. It first discusses a range of activities that have been mistakenly identified as precursors to or ... More


View: