Charles d’Orléans in England, 1415-1440
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244 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

1 colour. 5 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Charles d'Orléans in England, 1415-1440

Edited by Mary-Jo Arn

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Studies of evidence of Charles d'Orleans as scholar, politician and poet during his 25 years of captivity in England
Charles, duc d'Orléans, prince and poet, was a captive in England for twenty-five years following the battle of Agincourt. The studies in this volume, by European and American scholars, focus on his life and actions during that time, and show him as a serious and learned reader, a cunning political figure (accomplished in the skills that would impress the English nobility around him), and a masterful poet, innovative, witty, and intensely self-aware. Discussion of his manuscripts, his social and political relationships, his extensive library, and his poetry in two languages reveal him as a shrewd observer of life, which in his poetry he describes in ways not seen again until the Renaissance.

Contributors: MICHAEL K. JONES, WILLIAM ASKINS, GILBERT OUY, M. ARN, CLAUDIO GALDERISI, JOHN FOX, R.C. CHOLAKIAN, A.C. SPEARING, DEREK PEARSALL, JANET BACKHOUSE, JEAN-CLAUDE MUHLETHALER, A.E.B. COLDIRON
Gardez mon corps, sauvez ma terre - Immunity From War and the Lands of a Captive Knight: The Siege of Orléans (1428-29) RevisitedRevisited - Michael K Jones
The Brothers Orléans and Their Keepers - William Askins
Charles d'Orléans and His Brother Jean d'Angoulême in England: What Their Manuscripts Have to Tell - Gilbert Ouy
Two Manuscripts, One Mind: Charles d'Orléans and the Production of Manuscripts in Two Languages (Paris, BN MS fr. 25458 and London, BL MS Harley 682)BL MS Harley 682) - Mary-Jo Arn
Charles dOrleans et lautre langue: Ce francais que son cuer amer doit - Claudio Galderisi
Glanures - John Fox
Le monde vivant - Rouben Cholakian
Dreams in The Kingis Quair and The Duke's Book - A C Spearing ***
The Literary Milieu of Charles of Orléans and the Duke of Suffolk, and the Authorship of the Fairfax Sequence - Derek Pearsall
Charles of Orléans Illuminated - J M Backhouse
Charles d'Orléans, une prison en porte-a-faux. Co-texte courtois et ancrage référentiel: Les Ballades de la captivité dans l'édition d'Antoine Vérard (1509)l'édition d'Antoine Vérard (1509) - Jean-Claude Muhlethaler
Translation, Canons and Cultural Capital: Manuscripts and Reception of Charles d'Orléans's English Poetry - A E B Coldiron

MARY-JO ARN is an independent scholar, and editor of Fortunes Stabilnes.

"Valuable ...handsomely produced volume provides a sound guide to recent scholarship." ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
"Address[es] a number of key questions which promise to reevaluate Charles's life and poetry and also to resituate him within the English and the French context... Very illuminating volume." STUDI MEDIEVALI
"A uniformly excellent volume." MEDIUM AEVUM
"A treasure of information." JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND GERMANIC PHILOLOGY

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Title Details

244 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

1 colour. 5 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: D.S.Brewer