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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


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


Natura Vicaria Dei

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/9780198187301.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The 12th-century texts considered in this chapter offers images of Nature which in some respects differ. The Architrenius' Nature perhaps has the widest competence and the greatest moral efficacy, ... More


The Roman de la Rose

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/9780198187301.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Not a great deal about the moral position of the Roman de la Rose is clear. The famous 15th-century debate over the poem is early testimony to the difficulty of arriving at a consensus of judgement ... 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


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


Debate of the Romance of the Rose

Christine de Pizan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226670126
eISBN:
9780226670140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In 1401, Christine de Pizan (1365–1430?), one of the most renowned and prolific woman writers of the Middle Ages, wrote a letter to the provost of Lille criticizing the highly popular and widely read ... More


Silvae Morales (1492)

Paul White

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter provides a close reading of Badius’s commentary methods in an early work, the Silvae morales (1492). This is a compilation of twelve books of poetry excerpts grouped around various moral ... More


Youth Groups, Coal Dust, and Cow Dung

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/9780801449567.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the early evidence of companies of young laymen holding seasonal festivities of their own. One factor that has confused historians of the Feast of Fools is the appearance in the ... More


Our Lady of the Trellis

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/9780801449567.003.0024
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the relationship (or supposed relationship) between the clerical Feast of Fools and Lille's major civic festival. Lille's major civic festival, which took place in early summer, ... More


The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370-1440

Patrick Lantschner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198734635
eISBN:
9780191799235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734635.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This book traces the logic of urban political conflict in late medieval Europe’s most heavily urbanized regions: Italy and the Southern Low Countries. The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries are often ... More


Translation as Repetition: The Miller and his Tale

Warren Ginsberg

in Tellers, Tales, and Translation in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748786
eISBN:
9780191811500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748786.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

After the Knight has finished his tale, the Host asks the Monk to “quite” him. The Miller, however, demands that he be the one to “quite” the Knight. The Miller repeats Harry’s verb and he translates ... More


From Cosmos to Microcosm: Nature, Allegory, Humanism

Rebecca Davis

in Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198778400
eISBN:
9780191823831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778400.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

By tracing Natura’s appearances in Bernard Silvestris’s Cosmographia, Alan of Lille’s De planctu naturae and Anticlaudianus, and in the vernacular contributions of Jean de Meun’s Roman de la rose, ... More


1708–1709

Frances Harris

in The General in Winter: The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Anne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198802440
eISBN:
9780191840746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802440.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The ninth chapter describes how the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership continues with an agreed division of labour and again comes in sight of complete success. Marlborough wins a third major victory ... More


Lille and Verona: Contained Systems of Conflict

Patrick Lantschner

in The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370-1440

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198734635
eISBN:
9780191799235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734635.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

Revolt was largely absent in late medieval Verona and Lille where various forms of protest constituted the principal mode of political conflict. Such patterns of behaviour were closely connected to ... More


Alan of Lille, Anticlaudianus, CA. 1182

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Anticlaudianus, a cosmological poem written by Alan of Lille around 1182. Taking its inspiration from the great cosmological writings of the twelfth century, including the ... More


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