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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Jerome of Prague and the Foundations of the Hussite Movement

Thomas A. Fudge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190498849
eISBN:
9780190498863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498849.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book is a scholarly evaluation of the life, work, and influence of Jerome of Prague (ca. 1378–1416). It delineates the controversial nature of Jerome’s thinking with respect to the philosophical ... More


A Mathematical Turn

Richard Oosterhoff

in Making Mathematical Culture: University and Print in the Circle of Lefèvre d'Étaples

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823520
eISBN:
9780191862151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823520.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, European Early Modern History

Lefèvre described his own mathematical turn as a kind of conversion. This chapter explains what motivated his turn to mathematics, considering the place of mathematics in fifteenth-century Paris in ... 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


War, Propaganda and Diplomacy in Fifteenth-Century France and England1

Craig Taylor

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/9780853236955.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

During the Hundred Years War, both France and England relied on propaganda to ensure public support for the conflict. Some of the greatest French writers of the late medieval period who contributed ... 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


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


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


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


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