Medieval Conduct

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What do books on how to behave tell us about society during the Middle Ages?

Rather than accepting the conventional view of conduct books as simply prescriptive, the contributors to this volume take advantage of the opportunity conduct literature offers for examining the link between prescription and historical practice. Focusing on a broad range of texts from England, France, Germany, and Italy-conduct and courtesy books, advise poems, devotional literature, trial records-the ...

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Overview

What do books on how to behave tell us about society during the Middle Ages?

Rather than accepting the conventional view of conduct books as simply prescriptive, the contributors to this volume take advantage of the opportunity conduct literature offers for examining the link between prescription and historical practice. Focusing on a broad range of texts from England, France, Germany, and Italy-conduct and courtesy books, advise poems, devotional literature, trial records-the contributors to Medieval Conduct draw attention to the diverse ways in which readers of this literature could interpret such behavioral guides, appropriating them to their own ends.

Medieval Conduct expands the concept of conduct to include historicized practices, and theorizes the connection between texts and their concrete social uses; what emerges is a nuanced interpretation of the role of gender and class inscribed in such texts. By bringing to light these subtleties and complexities, the authors also reveal the ways in which the assumptions of literary history have shaped our reception of such texts in the past two centuries.

Contributors: Mark Addison Amos, Southern Illinois U; Anna Dronzek, U of Minnesota, Morris; Roberta L. Krueger, Hamilton College; Ruth Nissé, U of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ann Marie Rasmussen, Duke U; Jennifer Fisk Rondeau, U of Oregon; and Claire Sponsler, U of Iowa.

Kathleen Ashley is professor of English at the University of Southern Maine. Robert Clark is associate professor of French at Kansas State University.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780816635764
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Medieval Cultures Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Medieval Conduct: Texts, Theories, Practices
1 Eating Lessons: Lydgate's "Dietary" and Consumer Conduct 1
2 "For Manners Make Man": Bourdieu, de Certeau, and the Common Appropriation of Noble Manners in the Book of Courtesy 23
3 "Nouvelles choses": Social Instability and the Problem of Fashion in the Livre du Chevalier de la Tour Landry, the Menagier du Paris, and Christine de Pizan's Livre des Trois Vertus 49
4 The Miroir des bonnes femmes: Not for Women Only? 86
5 Fathers to Think Back Through: The Middle High German Mother-Daughter and Father-Son Advice Poems Known as Die Winsbeckin and Der Winsbecke 106
6 Gendered Theories of Education in Fifteenth-Century Conduct Books 135
7 Constructing the Female Subject in Late Medieval Devotion 160
8 Conducting Gender: Theories and Practices in Italian Confraternity Literature 183
9 Grace under Pressure: Conduct and Representation in the Norwich Heresy Trials 207
Contributors 227
Index 233
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