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Jean Froissart: Politics, Patronage, and the Chivalric Ideal

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Whereas Adam de la Halle shatters the lyric fantasy by forcing it to confront the concreteness of the stage, a century later, Jean Froissart inverted the process by using the pastourelle as an ... More


The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Geri L. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

One of the most popular genres created and performed by Medieval troubadours and trouvères was the pastourelle. Though it varied greatly in its details, the genre was dominated by the following ... More


From the Court of Hainault to the Court of England: The Example of Jean Froissart

Jean Devaux

in War, Government and Power in Late Medieval France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236955
eISBN:
9781846314421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236955.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Jean Froissart left his native land in search of patronage to enable him to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. His ambition brought him to the court of Hainault to that of England. The years ... More


Froissart and his Second Book

Peter Ainsworth

in War, Government and Power in Late Medieval France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236955
eISBN:
9781846314421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236955.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Jean Froissart's Second Book recounts the events that took place between 1378 and 1385 in the Low Countries, including the Flemish Revolt and its suppression, and offers a critique of contemporary ... More


Madness and the Body

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/9780199252121.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the trauma produced when a character’s social identity does not match their bodily identity: a situation arising not only with the erratic behaviour of knights gone mad, but ... More


War, Government and Power in Late Medieval France

Christopher Allmand (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236955
eISBN:
9781846314421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314421
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The essays in this book portray the public life of late medieval France, which established its position as a leader of western European society in the early modern world. A central theme is the ... More


Introduction

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The overarching concept that guides this discussion is that both writer and text occupy a particular place in a specific cultural context, as products of and contributors to that environment. When ... More


Epilogue

Peggy McCracken

in In the Skin of a Beast: Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458922
eISBN:
9780226459080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459080.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The book concludes with an epilogue that examines the relationship of artifice and sovereignty in representations of the so-called “Bal des Ardents” (Dance of the Burning Men) at the court of Charles ... More


The Heraldic Image

DOROTHY YAMAMOTO

in The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In heraldry, ‘the names of the nobility were related totemically to the natural world, especially to animals’. Heraldry was vitally important in the late 14th-century English courtly world, as ... More


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