Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 32

Fifteenth-Century Studies Vol. 32

Edited by Barbara I. Gusick, Edelgard E. DuBruck


Camden House



The current volume, designed as a tribute to Edelgard E. DuBruck, focuses on the importance and praise of late-medieval women.
Founded in 1977 as the publication organ for the Fifteenth-Century Symposia, Fifteenth-Century Studies offers essays on diverse aspects of the 15th century, including liberal and fine arts, historiography, medicine, and religion. Designed as a Festschrift honoring Edelgard E. DuBruck, the current volume focuses on the importance and praise of late-medieval women. Topics include Christine de Pizan's response to Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris, the figures of Melibea and Celestina in La Celestina, Catalan love poetry, the Nine Muses in Le Franc's Champion des Dames, and artistic praise of the Virgin Mary. Other topics include a wellness guide for late-medieval seniors, women's sins of the tongue and Villon's Testament, the stoic tradition seen in a farewell letter, medicine and magic, and book-burning. An article demonstrates Bertrand Du Guesclin's extraordinary valor, and two essays on Chaucer explore chivalry and violence in The Knight's Tale and Troilus's withdrawal at the end of Troilus and Criseyde.

Contributors: Melitta Weiss Adamson, Gery B. Blumenshine, Karen Casebier, Edelgard E. Dubruck, Olga Anna Duhl, Barbara I. Gusick, Jamie Leanos, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Christiane Raynaud, Roxana Recio, Barbara N. Sargent-Baur, Karen Elaine Smyth, Steven Millen Taylor, Arjo Vanderjagt, Elizabeth I. Wade-Sirabian, Karl A. Zaenker

Edelgard E. DuBruck is Professor Emerita at Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan, and Barbara I. Gusick is Professor at Troy University-Dothan, Dothan, Alabama.


March 2007
9 black and white, 1 line illustrations
241 pages
9x6 in
Fifteenth-Century Studies
ISBN: 9781571133649
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Camden House
BIC DNF, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT004130, SOC028000
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Table of Contents

Preface I - Barbara I. Gusick
Preface II - Jean Dufournet
Wellness Guides for Seniors in the Middle Ages - Melitta Weiss Adamson
Sources and Meaning of the Marian Hemicycle Windows at Évreux: Mosaics, Sculpture, and Royal Patronage in Fifteenth-Century France - Gary B. Blumenshine
Re-Writing Lucretia: Chrsitine de Pizan's Response to Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris - Karen Casebier
Vernacular Translation and the Sins of the Tongue: From Brant's Stultifera Navis (1494) to Droyn's La Nef des folles (c.1498)(c.1498) - Olga Anna Duhl
La Celestina: Philocaptio o apetito carnal? - Jaime Leanos
"As Olde Stories Tellen Us": Chivalry, Violence, and Geoffrey Chaucer's Critical Perspective in The Knight's Tale - Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Portrait d'une carrière extraordinaire: Bertrand Du Guesclin, chef du guerre modèle, dans la Chronique anonyme dite des Cordeliers (c.1432) (c.1432) - Christiane Raynaud
Humanismo en la Corona de Aragón: el Manuscrito 229 de la Biblioteca - Roxana Recio
False Starts and Ambiguous Clues in François Villon's Testament (1461) - Barbara N. Sargent-Baur
Reassessing Chaucer's Cosmological Discourse at the End of Troilus and Criseyde (c.1385)* - Karen Elaine Smyth
Down to Earth and Up to Heaven: The Nine Muses in Martin Le Franc's Le Champion des Dames - Steven Millen Taylor
Guillaume Hugonet's Farewell Letter to His Wife on April 3, 1477: "My Fortune is Such that I Expect to Die Today and to Depart this World" - Arjo Vanderjagt
Fifteenth-Century Medicine and Magic at the University of Heidelberg - Elizabeth Wade-Sirabian
Book-Burning: The Saint Brendan Story in the Light of Christian Tradition - Karl Zaenker

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