Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 25

Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 25

Edited by William C. McDonald, Edelgard DuBruck


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Camden House



Volume 25 offers articles on a variety of 15th-century subjects, with a particular emphasis on dramatic art, and the customary book review section.
Founded in 1977 as the publication organ for the Fifteenth-Century Symposium, Fifteenth-Century Studies has appeared annually since then. It publishes essays on all aspects of life in the fifteenth century, including medicine, philosophy, painting, religion, science, philology, history, theater, ritual and custom, music, and poetry. The editors strive to do justice to the most contested medieval century, a period that is the stepchild of research. The period defies consensus on fundamental issues: some dispute, in fact, whether the fifteenth century belonged to the Middle Ages at all, arguing that it was a period of transition, a passage to modern times. At issue, therefore, is the very tenor of an age that stood under the tripartite influence of Gutenberg, the Turks, and Columbus. Volume 25 offers a rich palette of art, theology, literature, and aesthetics of the 15th century, ranging geographically from the British Isles to Tibet, and thematically from witch trials and beast epic to early modern science and a definition of courtliness. Four studies on theatre make dramatic art the point of emphasis in volume 25: Clifford Davidson's on mystery plays, Jörn Bockmann and Judith Klinger's on the English Secunda pastorum, Michelle M. Butler's on the York and Townley pageants, and Jean Marc Pastré's on the carneval plays. Included as standard features are Edelgard DuBruck's article on the current state of fifteenth-century research and a book review section.

William C. McDonald is professor of German at the University of Virginia. Edelgard E. DuBruck is professor in the Modern Languages Department at Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan.


March 2000
45 black and white illustrations
398 pages
9x6 in
Fifteenth-Century Studies
ISBN: 9781571130778
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BISAC HIS037010, LIT011000
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Table of Contents

Narrative and Structural Strategies in Early Spanish Sentimental Romance - Louise M. Haywood and Karen Hiles
Two Faces of Charisma in Fifteenth-Century Tibet - William A. Magee
The Spiritual and Civic Meaning of Pollaiuolo's Berlin Annunciation - Kornelia Imesch Oehry
From Twelfth-Century Cortezia to Fifteenth-Century Courtesie: Evolution of a Concept or Continuation of a Tradition? - Deborah H. Nelson
Fortune's Double Face: Gender and the Transformations of Christine de Pizan, Augustine, and Perpetua - Lori J. Walters
The York/Towneley Harrowing of Hell? - Michelle M. Butler
When the World was Half a Thousand Years Younger: Color and Concept in Johan Huizinga's Autumn of the Middle Ages - David Pickus
"Aresytus is Noucht bot Gude Vertewe": The Perplexing Moralitas to Henryson's Orpheus and Erudices -
Giorgioa Vasari's Judith and Holofernes: Athena or Aphrodite? - Liana Cheney
La Dramaturgie des Jeux Allemands de Carneval - Jean Marc Pastre
Cain in the Mysteries: The Iconography of Violence - Clifford Davidson
The Crucified Heart of Rene D'Anjou in Text and Image - Shira Schwam-Baird
Method in Her Malice: A Reconsideration of Lynet in Malory's Tale of Sir Gareth - Miriam Rheingold Fuller
Rituelle Symbolik, Theatralität, und "die Ambivalenzen des geistlichen Spiels": Das mittelenglische Spiel "Secundora Pastorum""Secundora Pastorum" - Joern Bockmann
Der "Malleus Maleficarum" als Grundlage eines Hexenprozesses im Herzogtum Braunschweig (1610) - Stephanie Hoelscher
Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, called Paracelsus: Highways and Byways of a Wandering Physician (1493-1541) - Edelgard E. DuBruck
Zur Bedeutung von Gewalt in der Reynaert-Epik des 15. Jahrhunderts - Rita Schlusemann

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