Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness: Selected Papers from the Eleventh Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 29 July-4 August 2004


The court exercised an enormous amount of influence on the culture of the middle ages, as the essays collected here demonstrate. They examine a wide variety of different areas of medieval courtly culture, from the history of the book through courtly music to the theory of courtesy and courtly love. While some authors deal with the central texts of courtly literature, such as Castiglione's Book of the Courtier, Marie de France's Lais, the romances of Chr├ętien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Gottfried von ...
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The court exercised an enormous amount of influence on the culture of the middle ages, as the essays collected here demonstrate. They examine a wide variety of different areas of medieval courtly culture, from the history of the book through courtly music to the theory of courtesy and courtly love. While some authors deal with the central texts of courtly literature, such as Castiglione's Book of the Courtier, Marie de France's Lais, the romances of Chr├ętien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Gottfried von Strassburg, and the corpus of courtly lyric in various languages, others consider less-studied works like Galeran de Bretagne, or the French version of the Disciplina Clericalis. Several contributions take a comparative approach to courtly texts outside the Western tradition, while others point to the courtly nature of chronicle literature and to courtly influences on religious-didactic works. The volume as a whole thus presents an overview of medieval court culture. Contributors: GLORIA ALLAIRE, LAURA D. BAREFIELD, ANNE BERTHELOT, BERT BEYNEN, JEAN BLACKER, WALTER BLUE, MAUREEN BOULTON, FRANK BRANDSMA, EMMA CAYLEY, MARCO CEROCCHI, CHRISTOPHER R. CLASON, ALAIN CORBELLARI, IVY A. CORFIS, PAUL CREAMER, EVELYN DATTA, JUDITH M. DAVIS, FIDEL FAJARDO-ACOSTA, YASMINA FOEHR-JANSSENS, STACY L. HAHN, CAROL HARVEY, C. STEPHEN JAEGER, KATHY M. KRAUSE, JUNE HALL MCCASH, MATTHIAS MEYER, EDWARD J. MILOWICKI, JEANNE A. NIGHTINGALE, CHRISTOPHER PAGE, ANA PAIRET, WENDY PFEFFER, RUPERT T. PICKENS, MARIA PREDELLI, SILVIA RANAWAKE, PAUL ROCKWELL, SAMUEL, N. ROSENBERG, JUDITH RICE ROTHSCHILD, MARY ROUSE, RICHARD ROUSE, MARIANNE SANDELS, SUSAN STAKEL, ALEXANDRA STERLING-HELLENBRAND, JOSEPH M. SULLIVAN, YUKO TAGAYA, RICHARD TRACHSLER, ADRIAN TUDOR, MARION UHLIG, LORI J. WALTERS, LOGAN E. WHALEN, VALERIE M. WILHITE, MONICA L. WRIGHT.
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This substantial volume reflects the richness and variety of courtly literature as well as the diversity of critical lenses through which contemporary scholars view medieval texts. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH & GERMANIC PHILOLOGY Anyone interested in courtly literature is likely to find something valuable in this multifaceted wide-ranging volume. ENCOMIA An astonishingly rich volume.critically sophisticated and thought-provoking. MEDIUM AEVUMThe study of courtly literature is well served with this large tome .THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843840794
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/21/2006
  • Pages: 802
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     x
Acknowledgments     xi
Foreword     xiii
Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness: Plenary Lectures
Book-Burning at Don Quixote's: Thoughts on the Educating Force of Courtly Romance   C. Stephen Jaeger     3
Music and the Origins of Courtliness   Christopher Page     29
The Crusade as Context: The Manuscripts of Athis et Prophilias   Richard   Mary Rouse     49
Context and Reception: A Crusading Collection for Charles IV of France   Mary Rouse   Richard Rouse     105
Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness
The Anti-Romances of Andrea da Barberino   Gloria Allaire     181
From Trojan to Briton: Brutus's Masculinity and Lineage in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae   Laura D. Barefield     193
Le Roman des fils du roi Constant: vertigier en "fin'amant"   Anne Berthelot     203
Adultery and Death in Shota Rustaveli's: The Man in the Panther Skin   G. Koolemans Beynen     219
Courtly Revision of Wace's Roman de Brut in British Library Egerton MS 3028   Jean Blacker     237
Burgundian Devotional Manuscripts: Philip the Good   Maureen Boulton     259
Mirror Characters   Frank Brandsma     275
MS Sion Supersaxo 97bis: A Profeminine Reading of Alain Chartier's Verse   Emma Cayley     283
Baldesar Castiglione and The Book of the Courtier: Being a Musician, the Courtier May Achieve His Highest Goal: The Balance and Harmony of Spirit   Marco Cerocchi     297
A Good Tale, and Reading It Well: Truth, Fiction and a Future Critical Perspective on Gottfried's Tristan   Christopher R. Clason     309
Dire l'amour: etude comparee des modes du discours dans le De Amore d'Andre le Chapelain, le Collier de la Colombe et le Kama Sutra   Alain Corbellari     321
The Representation of Illness in the Hispanic Chivalric Romance   Ivy A. Corfis     331
The Scope and Importance of the Color Palettes Used by the Conte du Graal Miniaturists   Paul Creamer     349
Le Lai du Laustic: espace poetique ou forme et fond fusionnent   Evelyne Datta     365
Giving the Devil His Due: Justice and Equity in L 'Advocacie Nostre Dame   Judith M. Davis     373
Desire, Subjectivity, and Subjection in Bernart de Ventadorn's "Can vei la lauzeta mover"   Fidel Fajardo-Acosta     385
Quelle fin pour un enseignement d'un pere a son fils? La cloture du texte dans les manuscrits des Fables Pierre Aufors (Chastoiement d'un pere a son fils, version A)   Yasmina Foehr-Janssens     399
"Tel cuide vengier sa honte qui l'accroist": Wrath in Jean d' Arras's Roman de Melusine   Stacey L. Hahn     419
Challenging the Court: Kings and Queens in Les miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages   Carol J. Harvey     431
Love is a Monologue: The Lack of Courtship in Old French Courtly Narrative   Kathy M. Krause     443
The Mulier mediatrix in the Deus Amanz of Marie de France   June Hall McCash     455
The End of the "Courtly Book" in Wolfram's Titurel   Matthias Meyer     465
Chaucer, Astronomy, and Astrology: A Courtly Connection   Edward J. Milowicki     477
Inscribing the Breath of a Speaking Voice: Vox Sponsae in St. Bernard's Sermons on the Canticles and in Chretien's Erec et Enide   Jeanne A. Nightingale     489
From Court to Empire: The Peninsular Trajectory of Olivier de Castille   Ana Pairet     507
Christmas Gifts in Medieval Occitania: Matfre Ermengaud's Letter to His Sister   Wendy Pfeffer     517
Reading Harley 978: Marie de France in Context   Rupert T. Pickens     527
Monstruous Children of Lanval: The Cantare of Ponzela Gaia   Maria Bendinelli Predelli     543
Compilers and Users of Medieval German Song Collections (1250-1500)   Silvia Ranawake     553
The Promise of Laughter: Irony and Allegory in Le conte dou graal and Li chevaliers as deus espees   Paul Rockwell     573
Incipit Citation in French Lyric Poetry of the Twelfth through Fourteenth Centuries   Samuel N. Rosenberg     587
Minor Characters in Marie de France's Lais: Messengers and Their Messages   Judith Rice Rothschild     601
Talking about the Poem in the Poem - Perhaps for Special Reasons? The Author (Male Author?) versus the Female "I" of the Poem?   Marianne Sandels     613
Skeptical Takes on Courtly Culture in Les Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages   Susan Stakel     623
"daz hat diu harpfe getan": Music and Performance of Courtly Culture in Middle High German Courtly Literature   Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand     635
The Merchant's Residence and Garden as locus amoenus in the Yiddish Dukus Horant   Joseph M. Sullivan     651
Romantic Love to the Death: The Fair Maiden of Astolat in Malory's Morte D 'Arthur and Lady Ariko in The Tale of the Heike   Yuko Tagaya     665
Uncourtly Texts in Courtly Books: Observations on MS Chantilly, Musee Conde   Richard Trachsler     679
Authority and Auctoritas in the Works of Jean Bodel   Adrian P. Tudor     693
"Pour co que cuers ne puet mentir": le personnage maternel dans Galeran de Bretagne de Renaut   Marion Uhlig     709
Re-Examining, Wace's Round Table   Lori J. Walters     721
Ex libris Mariae: Courtly Book Iconography in the Illuminated Manuscripts of Marie de France   Logan E. Whalen     745
Instructing the Court: Raimon Vidal's Pedagogy for the Courtly Joglar   Valerie M. Wilhite     755
Chemise and Ceinture: Marie de France's Guigemar and the Use of Textiles   Monica L. Wright     771
Equinec. A Recently Discovered Fourteenth Lai Composed by Marie de France   Walter Blue     781
List of Contributors     787
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