Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 26

March 2001
311 pages
9x6 in
Fifteenth-Century Studies
ISBN: 9781571132284
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BISAC HIS037010, LIT011000, PHI012000

Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 26

Edited by Edelgard E. DuBruck, Barbara Gusick

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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 literature, drama, history, philosophy, art, music, religion, science, and ritual and custom. 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 at all to the middle ages, 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 26 contains the customary survey of research on late-medieval drama. There are six articles on French literature, four on German topics, two on Italian art, one on Spanish medieval predication, and three on English literary matters. Six of the articles focus on women and misogyny. Further topics include: popular approaches to problems of daily living; the crusades and mysticism; an early warning against excess in travel and exploration; the conduct of princes as described in chronicles; the so-called Pope Joan; theater, including farces, passion pageants, and triumphant entries of princes; critique of the estates; the function of authors, and their rights, duties, and privileges. There are 17 book reviews and two obituary dedications. The volume has been assembled with special care for style, excellence of research, and variety of approaches.

Edelgard DuBruck is professor emerita of Modern Languages at Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan. Barbara Gusick is professor emerita of English at Troy University-Dothan, Dothan, Alabama.

Table of Contents

The Current State of Research on Late-Medieval Drama: 1997-98. Survey, Bibliography, and Reviews - Edelgard E. DuBruck
Author and Authority in the Evangiles des quenouilles/ - Gretchen V. Angelo
La Belle Hélène de Constantinople/and Crusade Propaganda in the Court of Philip the Good - Nancy B. Black
"Von erfarung aller land-Sebastian Brant's Narrenschiff/ : A Document of Social, Intellectual,and Mental History - Albrecht Classen
Pope Joan: Another Look Upon Martin Le Franc's Papesse Jeanne (c.1440) and Dietrich Schernberg's Play, Frau Jutta (1480)(1480) - Edelgard E. DuBruck
Alphonsus regis Triumphus und die florentinische Seltbst- Inszenierung anläßlich des Einzuges von Alphoso d'Aragona in Neapel 1443Neapel 1443 - Philine Helas
Pierre Gringore: Une satire à la solde du pouvoir? - Nicole Hochner
Margery Kempe and Her Mercantile Mysticism - Roger A. Ladd
Erzählen im Umbruch: Dialogisierung und Autorfunktion in der MörinHermanns von Sachsenheim - Ralf Schlechtweg-Jahn
Actor, Scene, and Audience of the Fifteenth-Century French Farce: the Farce in the light of the Semiotics of Performance - Konrad Schoell
The Whole is the Sum of Its Parts: Misogyny As a Unifying Factor in Die sieben weisen Meister - Katya Skow-Obenaus
Nourriture et blasons dans (1451) - Michelle Szkilnik
Convent Imagery in Context: New Light on the Rosselini Family and the Dominican Convent of S. Dominico del Maglio in Florence - Anabel Thomas
The Treatment of the Jews in Vincent Ferrer's Vernacular Sermons - David Viera
"Kepe His Lawes Stable and Styll": Politics in the York Plays - Michael Winkelman
Aesop, Hyssop, and Brass: Two Latin Merkverseof the Late Middle Ages - A.E. Wright

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