Charles d'Orléans in England, 1415-1440

September 2000
1 colour, 5 black and white illustrations
244 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859915809
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
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BISAC HIS037010, HIS015000, HIS013000

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

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Table of Contents

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

Reviews

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