Monarchy and Consent: The Coronation Book of Charles V of France

Monarchy and Consent: The Coronation Book of Charles V of France

by Cara Ferguson O'Meara, C. F. O'Meara
     
 

The Coronation Book of Charles V of France, a de luxe manuscript made in 1365 is of considerable historical and art-historical importance. Its text des- cribes step by step te coronation ceremony of Charles V and Jeanne of Bour- bon, and its cycle of 38 miniatures illustrates in the greatest details the kingmaking and queenmaking ritual which was seen to constitute an… See more details below

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The Coronation Book of Charles V of France, a de luxe manuscript made in 1365 is of considerable historical and art-historical importance. Its text des- cribes step by step te coronation ceremony of Charles V and Jeanne of Bour- bon, and its cycle of 38 miniatures illustrates in the greatest details the kingmaking and queenmaking ritual which was seen to constitute an expression of the political agenda of this Valois ruler. The author looks at the poli- tical and religious significance of coronation ritual and examines the way in which a changed conception of the monarchy (one in which the electors, members of the church and secular estates are given unprecedented promi- nence) is reflected in an entirely new pictorial realism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781872501109
Publisher:
Brepols Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History Series, #27
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
Introduction11
Ch. 1The Historical Context of the Coronation Book19
Ch. 2The Art and Ritual of Ruler-making: The Ancestry of the Coronation Book59
Ch. 3The Coronation Ordo of Charles V: Tradition, Innovation and Author107
Ch. 4The Ordo of Jeanne de Bourbon and the Ministerium of the Queen of France153
Ch. 5The Coronation Book: Scructure and Meaning181
Ch. 6The Master of the Coronation Book203
Ch. 7The King's Image Makers: Official Painting at the Valois Court233
Epilogue: The Coronation Book since 1365278
Catalogue: Text and Image289
Notes to the Text and Catalogue313
Select Bibliography346
List of Illustrations357
Index of Manuscripts361
General Index363
Map of France372

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