Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness

Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness

Selected Papers from the Eleventh Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 29 July-4 August 2004

Edited by Keith Busby, Christopher Kleinhenz

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A wide overview of court culture in the middle ages.
The court exercised an enormous amount of influence on the culture of the middle ages, as the essays collected here demonstrate. They examine a wide variety of different areas of medieval courtly culture, from the history of the book through courtly music to the theory of courtesy and courtly love. While some authors deal with the central texts of courtly literature, such as Castiglione's Book of the Courtier, Marie de France's Lais, the romances of Chrétien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Gottfried von Strassburg, and the corpus of courtly lyric in various languages, others consider less-studied works like Galeran de Bretagne, or the French version of the Disciplina Clericalis. Several contributions take a comparative approach to courtly texts outside the Western tradition, while others point to the courtly nature of chronicle literature and to courtly influences on religious-didactic works. The volume as a whole thus presents an overview of medieval court culture.

Contributors: GLORIA ALLAIRE, LAURA D. BAREFIELD, ANNE BERTHELOT, BERT BEYNEN, JEAN BLACKER, WALTER BLUE, MAUREEN BOULTON, FRANK BRANDSMA, EMMA CAYLEY, MARCO CEROCCHI, CHRISTOPHER R. CLASON, ALAIN CORBELLARI, IVY A. CORFIS, PAUL CREAMER, EVELYN DATTA, JUDITH M. DAVIS, FIDEL FAJARDO-ACOSTA, YASMINA FOEHR-JANSSENS, STACY L. HAHN, CAROL HARVEY, C. STEPHEN JAEGER, KATHY M. KRAUSE, JUNE HALL MCCASH, MATTHIAS MEYER, EDWARD J. MILOWICKI, JEANNE A. NIGHTINGALE, CHRISTOPHER PAGE, ANA PAIRET, WENDY PFEFFER, RUPERT T. PICKENS, MARIA PREDELLI, SILVIA RANAWAKE, PAUL ROCKWELL, SAMUEL, N. ROSENBERG, JUDITH RICE ROTHSCHILD, MARY ROUSE, RICHARD ROUSE, MARIANNE SANDELS, SUSAN STAKEL, ALEXANDRA STERLING-HELLENBRAND, JOSEPH M. SULLIVAN, YUKO TAGAYA, RICHARD TRACHSLER, ADRIAN TUDOR, MARION UHLIG, LORI J. WALTERS, LOGAN E. WHALEN, VALERIE M. WILHITE, MONICA L. WRIGHT.

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December 2006
27 black and white, 3 line illustrations
802 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843840794
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Book-Burning at Don Quixote's: Thoughts on the Educating Force of Courtly Romance - C. Stephen Jaeger
Music and the Origins of Courtliness - Christopher Page
The Crusade as Context: The Manuscripts of Athis et Prophilias - Richard Rouse and Mary Rouse
Context and Reception: A Crusading Collection for Charles IV of France - Mary Rouse and Richard Rouse
The Anti-Romances of Andrea da Baberino - Gloria Allaire
From Trojan to Briton: Brutus's Masculinity and Lineage in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae - Laura D. Barefield
Le Roman de fils du roi Costant: vertigier en "fin' amant" - Anne Berthelot
Adultery and Death in Shot Rustaveli's The Man in the Panther Skin - G. Koolemans Beynen
Courtly Revision of Wace's Roman de Brut in British Library Egerton MS 3028 - Jean Blacker
Burgundian Devotional Manuscripts: Philip the Good - Maureen Boulton
Mirror Characters - Frank Brandsma
MS Sion Supersaxo 97bis: A Profeminine Reading of Alan Chartier's Verse - Emma Cayley
Baldesar Castiglione and The Book of the Courtier: Being a Musician, the Courtier May Achieve His Highest Goal: The Balance and Harmony of SpiritSpirit - Marco Cerocchi
A Good Tale, and Reading It Well: Truth, Fiction and a Future Critical Perspective on Gottfried's Tristan - Christopher R. Clason
Dire l'amour: étude comparée des modes du discours dans le De Amore d'André le Chapelain, le Collier de la Colombe et le Kama SutraSutra - Alain Corbellari
The Representations of Illness in the Hispani Chivalric Romance - Ivy A. Corfis
The Scope and Importance of the Color Palettes Used by the Conte du Graal Miniaturists - Paul Creamer
Le Lai du Laüstic: espace poétic où forme et fond fusionnent - Evelyne Datta
Giving the Devil His Due: Justice and Equity in L'Advocacie Nostre Dame - Judith Davis
Desire, Subjectivity, and Subjection in Bernart de Ventadorn's "Can vei la lauzeta mover" - Fidel Fajardo-Acosta
Quelle fin pour un eseignement d'un père à son fils? La clôture du texte dans les manuscrits des Fables Pierre Aufors (Chastoiement d'un père à son fils, version A)son fils, version A) - Yasmina Foehr-Janssens
"Tel cuide vengier sa honte qui l'accroist": Wrath in Jean d'Arras's Roman de Mélusine - Stacey L. Hahn
Challenging the Court: Kings and Queens in Les miracles de Nostre Dame par personages - Carol J Harvey
Love is a Monologue: The Lack of Courtship in Old French Courtly Narrative - Kathy M. Krause
The Mulier mediatrix in the Deus Amanz of Marie de France - June Hall McCash
The End of the "Courtly Book" in Wolfram's Titurel - Matthias M A Meyer
Chaucer, Astronomy, and Astrology: A Courtly Connection - Edward J. Milowicki
Inscribing the Breath of a Speaking Voice: Vox Sponsae in St. Bernard's Sermons on the Canticles and in Chrétien's Erec et Enide - Jeanne A. Nightingale
From Court to Empire: The Peninsular Trajectory of Oliveier de Castille - Ana Pairet
Christmas Gifts in Medieval Occitania: Matfre Ermengaud's Letter to His Sister - Pat Ayers
Reading Harley 978: Marie de France in Context - Rupert Pickens
Monstrous Children of Lanval: The Cantare of Ponzela Gaia - Maria Bendinelli Predelli
Compilers and Users of Medieval German Song Collections (1250-1500) - Silvia Ranawake
The Promise of Laughter: Irony and Allegory in Le conte dou graal and Li chevaliers as deus espees - Paul Vincent Rockwell
Incipit Citation in French Lyric Poetry of the Twelfth through Fourteenth Centuries - Samuel N. Rosenberg
Minor Characters in Marie de France's Lais: Messengers and Their Messages - Judith Rice Rothschild
Talking about the Poem in the Poem - Perhaps for Special Reasons? The Author (Male Author?) versus the Female "I" of the Poem? - Marianne Sandels
Skeptical Takes on Courtly Culture in Les Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages - Susan L. Stakel
"daz hât diu harpfe getân": Music and Performance of Courtly Culture in Middle High German Courtly Literature - Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand
The Merchant's Residence and Garden as locus amoenus in the Yiddish Dukus Horant - Joseph M. Sullivan
Romantic Love to the Death: The Fair Maiden of Astolat in Malory's Morte D'Arthur and Lady Ariko in The Tale of Heike - Yuko Tagaya
Uncourtly Texts in Courtly Books: Observations on MS Chantilly, Musée Condé 475 - Richard Trachsler
Authority and Auctoritas in the Works of Jean Bodel - Adrian P. Tudor
"Pour ce que cuers ne puet mentir": le personnage matenel dans Galeran de Bretagne de Renaut - Marion Uhlig
Re-Examining Wace's Round Table - Lori J. Walters
Ex libris Mariae: Courtly Book Iconography in the Illuminated Manuscripts of Marie de France - Logan E. Whalen
Instructing the Court: Raimon Vidal's Pedagogy for the Courtly Joglar - Valerie M. Wilhite
Chemise and Ceinture: Marie de France's Guigemar and the Use of Textiles - Monica L. Wright
Equinec. A Recently Discovered Fourteenth Lai Composed by Marie de France - Walter A Blue

Reviews

This substantial volume reflects the richness and variety of courtly literature as well as the diversity of critical lenses through which contemporary scholars view medieval texts. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH & GERMANIC PHILOLOGY

Anyone interested in courtly literature is likely to find something valuable in this multifaceted wide-ranging volume. ENCOMIA

An astonishingly rich volume.critically sophisticated and thought-provoking. MEDIUM AEVUM

The study of courtly literature is well served with this large tome .THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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