Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Philippe De Mézières and His Age: Piety and Politics in the Fourteenth Century

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Philippe De Mézières and His Age: Piety and Politics in the Fourteenth Century

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Philippe de Mégères and his Age: Piety and Politics in the Fourteenth Century, ed. Renate BlumenfeldKosinski and Kiril Petkov, The Medieval Mediterranean 91 (Leiden: Brill, 201 1). ix + 531 pp. ISBN 978-90-04- 21 13- 1. euroi77.oo/US$ 243.00. This volume comprises twenty-one essays in French and English, arranged in four sections pertaining to the life, work, and historical context of Philippe de Mézières: ? tangled world: literature of connectivity in Mézière's age', 'Politics as spiritual allegory', ? soldier and a diplomat', and Affinities and contrasts: Mézières, his fellow-travelers, and his "others'". There is also a 'special note' on Mézières's scholarly credentials, concluding that he most likely did not attend university, and an appendix providing a brief and useful overview of the Great Schism (1378- 1417). …

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