Fifteenth-Century Studies 36

March 2011
8 black and white illustrations
226 pages
9x6 in
Fifteenth-Century Studies
ISBN: 9781571134752
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Camden House
BISAC LIT004170, HIS037010, HIS010000

Fifteenth-Century Studies 36

Edited by Barbara I. Gusick, Matthew Z. Heintzelman

Annual collection on diverse aspects of the fifteenth century, with an emphasis on manuscripts and manuscript culture.
The fifteenth century defies consensus on fundamental issues; most scholars agree, however, that the period outgrew the Middle Ages, that it was a time of transition and a passage to modern times. Fifteenth-Century Studies offers essays on diverse aspects of the period, including liberal and fine arts, historiography, medicine, and religion.
Essays within this thirty-sixth volume treat a wide range of topics: the importance of manuscript culture as reflected in Cárcel de amor; the wanderings of René d'Anjou and Olivier de la Marche as reflected in literary texts; the art of compiling in Jean de Bueil's Jouvencel; a diplomatic transcription of Princeton MS 153 (reception and compilation practices of the Rose); historical approaches in the chronicles of Jean le Bel and Jean Froissart; the Fairfax Sequence in Bodleian MS Fairfax 16; anticlerical critique in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament; the Chester cycle of mystery plays; the conquering Turk in Carnival Nürnberg: Hans Rosenplüt's Des Turken Vasnachtspil; and Tolkien's eucatastrophe and Malory's Morte Darthur. Book reviews conclude the volume.

Contributors: Ethan Campbell, Emily C. Francomano, D. Thomas Hanks, Jr., Theodore K. Lerud, John Moreau, Gerald Nachtwey, Mariana Neilly, Marco Nievergelt, Michelle Szkilnik, Martin W. Walsh.

Barbara I. Gusick is Professor Emerita of English at Troy University, Dothan, Alabama; Matthew Z. Heintzelman is curator of the Austria/Germany Study Center and Rare Book Cataloger at Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

"Be Ware of the Key": Anticlerical Critique in the Play of the Sacrament
"Puse un sobreescripto" [I wrote a new cover]: Manuscript, Print, and the Material Epistolarity of Cárcel de amor
"A Far Green Country Under a Swift Sunrise" - Tolkien's Eucatastrophe and Malory's Morte Darthur
The Procession and the Play: Some Light on Fifteenth-Century Drama in Chester
Une Anthologie de vers du Roman de la rose du XVe siècle (Princeton University Library, ms. 153)
Scapegoats and Conspirators in the Chronicles of Jean Froissart and Jean le Bel
The "Fairfax Sequence" Reconsidered: Charles d'Orléans,William de la Pole, and the Anonymous Poems of Bodleian MS Fairfax 16
The Quest for Chivalry in the Waning Middle Ages: The Wanderings of René d'Anjou and Olivier de la Marche
The Art of Compiling in Jean de Bueil's Jouvencel (1461-1468)
Conquering Turk in Carnival Nürnberg: Hans Rosenplüt's DesTurken Vasnachtspil of 1456
Book Reviews

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