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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


Introduction: Maistre Jehan de Meun and the magisterium amoris

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/9780198187547.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book examines the debate over the status of the Roman de la Rose by Jean de Meun as a poem about love. De Meun was perceived as a ‘Medieval Ovid’ by his supporters and defenders alike. For his ... 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


Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Hugh White

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

‘Nature’ is a highly important term in the ethical discourse of the Middle Ages and, as such, a leading concept in medieval literature. This book examines the moral status of the natural in writings ... More


Parler proprement: Words, Deeds, and Proper Speech in the 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/9780198187547.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses Jean de Meun's pronouncements on proper speech and the relationship of words and deeds in his part of the poem Roman de la Rose, with special reference to Raison's infamous ... More


Lifting the Veil: Sexual/Textual Nakedness in the Roman 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/9780198187547.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In his Anticlaudianus and De planctu naturae, Alan of Lille put integumental theory into literary practice. This chapter examines Alan's De planctu naturae and Jean de Meun's portion of the Roman de ... More


Signe d’estre malles: Genre, Gender, and the End of the 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/9780198187547.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the semantic cross-currents which complicate the ending of the poem Roman de la Rose, rendering closure impossible and consequently undermining the text's occasional aspirations ... More


Polemic: False Apostles, False Seemings, False Starts

G. Geltner

in The Making of Medieval Antifraternalism: Polemic, Violence, Deviance, and Remembrance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639458
eISBN:
9780191741098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639458.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the literature associated with the medieval antifraternal tradition, a corpus of texts supposedly inspired by the Parisian theologian William of St Amour (d. c.1273) and united ... More


Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Alastair J. Minnis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Roman de la Rose by Jean de Meun was a major bestseller, largely due to its robust treatment of ‘natural’ sexuality. This book concentrates on the ways in which de Meun, in imitation of Ovid, ... More


The Order of Nature: Encyclopedic Arrangement and Poetic Recombination in Jean de Meun’s Continuation of the Roman de la Rose

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/9780226260709.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the writings of Jean de Meun, a different sort of intellectual whose primary literary activity was translation of important Latin texts. The chapter peeks into one of his ... More


Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

David Rollo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Conservative thinkers of the early Middle Ages conceived of sensual gratification as a demonic snare contrived to debase the higher faculties of humanity, and they identified pagan writing as one of ... 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


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


Boethius's Influence in the Middle Ages

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines the vast influence of Boethius in the Middle Ages, in logic, theology, and through the Consolation of Philosophy – in philosophy more broadly – and in literature. Among the authors discussed ... More


The Phoenix in the Mirror: The Encyclopedic Subject

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/9780226260709.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Wolfgang Iser argues that the fragmentary nature of modern texts allows the reader a certain level of awareness over his or her own interpretive work and choices—which presents a different ... More


Poetry and Thought

Adrian Armstrong, Sarah Kay, Rebecca Dixon, Miranda Griffin, Sylvia Huot, Francesca Nicholson, and Finn Sinclair

in Knowing Poetry: Verse in Medieval France from the Rose to the Rhétoriqueurs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449734
eISBN:
9780801460586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449734.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the sustained association between poetry and intellectual inquiry in late medieval French writing inspired by three crucial works: the Roman de la rose in the form continued by ... 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


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