Gautier de Coinci: Miracles, Music, and Manuscripts

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Gautier de Coinci (c. 1177-1236) was a Benedictine prior, a poet and composer, and the author of several very popular religious works, including a large collection of Miracles of the Virgin in French, which enjoyed a wide circulation during the Middle Ages. Gautier drew on multiple Latin sources for his work, embellishing and personalizing them as he adapted them to his poetic design. Conceiving of his collection of miracles as a complete work, Gautier carefully organized the tales into two books, framing each ...
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Gautier de Coinci (c. 1177-1236) was a Benedictine prior, a poet and composer, and the author of several very popular religious works, including a large collection of Miracles of the Virgin in French, which enjoyed a wide circulation during the Middle Ages. Gautier drew on multiple Latin sources for his work, embellishing and personalizing them as he adapted them to his poetic design. Conceiving of his collection of miracles as a complete work, Gautier carefully organized the tales into two books, framing each with authorial exordia and lyrics praising the Virgin. In addition to its obvious literary interest, the subsequent manuscript tradition offers a remarkable panorama of medieval manuscript production, in particular due to the fascinating combination of text, music and illustration. Bringing together a select group of scholars from multiple disciplines (including art history, musicology, and literary studies), this collection of essays explores complementary aspects of Gautier, his works, and his manuscripts. The volume offers both breadth and depth in its examination of Gautier de Coinci and his Miracles de Nostre Dame It promises to redefine Gautier studies through its interdisciplinary consideration of the varied facets of his work as it makes available to scholars and students the first interdisciplinary examination of this key figure in medieval vernacular religious culture.
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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
List of Musical Figures     xiii
List of Tables     xv
List of Abbreviations     xvi
Preface and Acknowledgements     xix
Introduction. Gautier de Coinci, Miracles de Nostra Dame: Texts and Manuscripts   Ardis Butterfield     1
Manuscripts
L'OEuvre en contexte: la place de Gautier de Coinci dans les recueils cycliques des Miracles de Nostre Dame   Olivier Collet     21
Minstrel's Mantle and Monk's Hood: The Authorial Persona of Gautier de Coinci in his Poetry and Illuminations   Kathryn A. Duys     37
Notes on the Artistic Context of Some Gautier de Coinci Manuscripts   Alison Stones     65
L'Annominatio chez Gautier: vocabulaire et syntaxe   Pierre Kunstmann     101
Gautier's Wordplay as Devotional Ecstasy   Robert L.A. Clark     113
Gautier de Coinci est-il un compositeur?   Frederic Billiet     127
L'Interpretation musicale du Cycle de Sainte Leocade   Claire Chamiye Couderc     149
From Auxerre to Soissons: The Earliest History of the Responsory Gaude, Maria Virgo in Gautier de Coinci's Miracles de Nostre Dame   Barbara Haggh     167
Figures and Types
Gautier de Coinci and Medieval Childbirth Miracles   RenateBlumenfeld-Kosinski     197
Histoire poetique du peche: de quelques figures litteraires de la faute dans les Miracles de Nostre Dame de Gautier de Coinci   Yasmina Foehr-Janssens     215
Gazing on Women in the Miracles de Nostre Dame   Kathy M. Krause     227
Images of the Virgin Mary in the Soissons Manuscript (Paris, BNF, nouv. acq. fr. 24541)   Nancy Black     253
Contexts
The Rose, the Blessed Virgin Undefiled: Incarnational Piety in Gautier's Miracles de Nostre Dame   Laurel Broughton     281
Telling the Same Tale? Gautier de Coinci's Miracles de Nostre Dame and the First Vie des Peres   Adrian P. Tudor     301
Or escoutez une merveille! Parallel Paths: Gautier de Coinci and the Fabliaux   Brian J. Levy     331
Appendices
Gautier de Coinci's Miracles de Nostre Dame: Manuscript List   Kathryn A. Duys   Kathy M. Krause   Alison Stones     345
Manuscripts that Preserve the Songs of Gautier de Coinci's Miracles de Nostre Dame Listed by Date and Sigla   Kathryn A. Duys     367
Illustrated Miracles de Nostre Dame Manuscripts Listed by Sigla   Alison Stones     369
Illustrated Miracles de Nostre Dame Manuscripts Listed by Stylistic Attribution and Attributable Manuscripts Whose MND Selection is Unillustrated   Alison Stones      373
The Prayer of Theophilus, II Priere 37   Alison Stones     397
Owners of Miracles de Nostre Dame Manuscripts   Alison Stones     407
Select Bibliography: Gautier de Coinci and the Miracles de Nostre Dame     443
Index     455
List of Contributors     487
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