Court and Culture: Dutch Literature, 1350-1450

Court and Culture: Dutch Literature, 1350-1450

by Frits Pieter Van Oostrom, F. P. Van Oostrom
     
 


"While being compared favorably to Johan Huizinga's Waning of the Middle Ages, this is in fact a livelier, more convincing analysis of the late fourteenth century."—Johan P. Snapper, University of California, BerkeleySee more details below

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"While being compared favorably to Johan Huizinga's Waning of the Middle Ages, this is in fact a livelier, more convincing analysis of the late fourteenth century."—Johan P. Snapper, University of California, Berkeley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520067776
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/12/1992
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
A Note on Editions
ICourt and Literature1
1A New Court1
2Infrastructure6
3Court and Courtly Life14
4Literary Life23
IIWilliam of Hildegaersberch37
1Marriage and Poetry37
2The Art of Truth44
3Truth and Disorder55
4A Poet Close to God64
IIIThe Hague Song Manuscript77
1Love Songs77
2Courtly Love84
3Poetry for Connoisseurs98
4The Court at Play110
IVBavaria Herald126
1A Servant with Authority126
2The Chronicle of the World136
3The Chronicle of Holland147
4The Waning of Chivalry?159
VDirk of Delft172
1A Monk at Court172
2The State of the World177
3Creation and Scholasticism191
4Piety at Court205
VIDirk Potter219
1A Courtier with a Criminal Record?219
2Lessons in Love224
3Virtue and Reason237
4Wisdom and Success250
VIICourt Literature264
1Balance and Perspective264
2Chaos, Text, and Honor276
3Lord and Author287
4The End294
Notes303
Bibliography345
Index363

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