Fifteenth Century Studies

Articles from Vol. 34, 2009

"Als Ich Dich Vor Gelert Haun": Conrad Buitzruss's Recipe Collection in Manuscript Clm 671 (Munich)
A notebook of Buitzruss, who studied at Heidelberg in the early fifteenth century, illustrates the practical outlook of the city's academic community. Among the varieties of texts preserved in Conrad's collection is a cookbook that has gone unnoticed...
Complete and Full with Numbers: The Narrative Poetry of Robert Henryson
MacQueen, John. Complete and Full with Numbers: The Narrative Poetry of Robert Henryson. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2006. Pp. 310.Among fifteenth-c. Scottish poets (only recently escaping the rather reductive epithet of Scottish Chaucerians), Robert...
Defining Violence in Middle English Romances: "Sir Gowther" and "Libeaus Desconus"
English romances were written in verses, often by anonymous authors, and frequently based on French adventure stories. Some romances appeared in the first half of the thirteenth century, followed by many others in the 1300s and 1400s. They are somewhat...
Diables et Saints: Rôle Des Diables Dans Les Mystères Hagiographiques Français
Dupras, Elyse. Diables et saints: rôle des diables dans les mystères hagiographiques fiançais. Geneva: Droz, 2006. Pp. 464.This work on late- medieval hagiographie theater is divided into three parts : the first describes the exterior appearance of devil...
ÉCritures De L'histoire (XIVe-XVIe Siècle)
Bohler, Danièle and Catherine Magnien Simonin, eds. Écritures de l'histoire (XLVe-XVLe siècle). Geneva: Droz, 2005. Pp. 565.This collection contains all papers presented at the 2002 Colloquium of the Centre Montaigne in Bordeaux on the topic of historiography...
European Medieval Drama
European Medieval Drama 10. General Editor: Jelle Koopmans. Turnhout: Brepols, 2006. Pp. 247.Jacques E. Merceron initiates this volume with "Le couple ludica-seria et son codage scénologique dans le théâtre religieux de la fin du Moyen Âge: l'exemple...
Le Livre De Boece: De Consolacion
Cropp, Glynnis M. Le Livre de Boece: De Consolacion (Edition critique). Geneva: Librairie Droz S.A., 2006. Pp. 480.Glynnis Cropp's edition of Le Livre de Boece: De Consolacion, the most popular vernacularization of Boethius's Consolatio Philosophiae...
Les Mondes Théâtraux Autour De Guillaume Coquillart (XVe Siècle)
Chevalier, Jean-Frédéric, ed. Les mondes théâtraux autour de Guillaume Coquillart (XVe siècle). Langres: Dominique Guéniot, 2005. Pp. 195.Chevalier's collection of articles is divided into three parts: Guillaume Coquillart, ou le théâtre du rire; G....
Les Mystères De la Procession De Lille. 5 Vols
Knight, Alan E., ed., Les Mystères de laProcession de Lille. 5 vols. Geneva: Droz, 2007. Vol. IV. Pp. 604.In his short introduction to volume IV, Knight explains the principles of his edition. He has indicated his modifications of the text at the bottom...
Louis XI, A French Monarch in Pilgrim's Garb: Badges
In book ten, chapter five, of The Hunchback ofNotre-Dame (1831), Victor Hugo depicts a superstitious King Louis XI of France sequestered with his advisors, resolving to hang the heroine Esmeralda as a witch despite her having claimed sanctuary in the...
Love and Conflict in Medieval Drama: The Plays and Their Legacy
Muir, Lynette R. Love and Conflict in Medieval Drama: The Phys and Their Legacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Pp. xv, 294.This book is meant to be a companion volume to Muir's excellent The Biblical Drama of Medieval Europe (Cambridge:...
Magic on the Early English Stage
Butterworth, Philip. Magic on the Early English Stage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Pp. 295.After a short introduction into the terminology of sleight of hand (dexterity), illusion, and magic on the medieval and early English stages,...
Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public
Parshall, Peter, and Rainer Schoch, eds. Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. Pp. 372 (9 ½ x 12 inches). 150 ill in color; 20 b/w.This beautifully illustrated book examines...
Painter and Priest: Giovanni Canavesio's Visual Rhetoric and the Passion Cycle at la Brigue
Plesch, Véronique. Painter and Priest: Giovanni Canavesio's Visual Rhetoric and the Passion Cyck at La Brigue. Notre Dame, Ind.: Notre Dame University Press, 2006. Pp. 488.Giovanni Canavesio, a priest and artist during the second half of die fifteendi...
Performing Medieval Narrative
Vitz, Evelyn B., N. F. Regalado, and M. Lawrence, eds. Performing Medieval Marrative. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2005. Pp. xvi; 261.This excellent collection proves that on the stage, oral and gestural performances are just as important as texts. The volume...
Philippe De Commynes: Mémoires
Blanchard, Joël, trans. Philippe de Commynes: Mémoires. Saint- Amand-Montrond (Cher) : Pocket, 2004. Pp. 794.For readers interested in accounts of political treachery, high-level international diplomacy, fierce battles, imprisonments, ransoms, and explosive...
Poetry as Source for Illustrated Prose: The 1519 Strassburg "Wigoleis Vom Rade"
Wirnt von Grafenberg (fi. 1204-10) wrote Wigalois, an Arthurian verse romance which alludes to characters from Erec, Lwein, both by Hartmann von Aue (c.ll60-after 1210), and Parzivalhy Wolfram von Eschenbach (first half of thirteenth century). Hartmann's...
Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism, 1378-1417
Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Renate. Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism, 1378-1417. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006. Pp. xii; 240.In this retrospective evaluation of texts written during a period when two or three...
Robert Henryson's "Morall Fabilles": Irony, Allegory, and Humanism in Late-Medieval Fables
A fable is a narrative episode (resulting in a moral), in which animals usually appear with the mental faculties of human beings but with their own physical characteristics. At times, humans are present with or without animals. This type of literature...
Spanish and Portuguese Romances of Chivalry
Thomas, Henry. Spanish and Portuguese Romances of Chivalry. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. Pp. 344.This monograph treats romances of knighthood in Spain and Portugal. The author Henry Thomas begins with the novels previous to the sixteenth...
Ten Poems from the "Gruuthuse Songbook" (C.1462)
One of the most valuable manuscripts in Dutch literary history is the Gruuthuse Songbook. This volume, copied five times during the last quarter of the fourteenth century and soon after, contains a series of 147 Middle Dutch lyrics, complete with musical...
The Current State of Research on Late-Medieval Drama: 2007-2008. Survey, Bibliography, and Reviews
This article is a regular feature of "Fifteenth-Cenfury Studies." Our intent is to catalogue, survey, and assess scholarship on the staging and textual configuration of dramatic presentations during the late Middle Ages. Like all such, dated material,...
The Harrowing of Hell in Medieval England
Tamburr, Karl. The Harrowing of Hell in Medieval England. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2007. Pp. xii, 211.The apocryphal "Harrowing of Hell" was taken, along with other extrabiblical stories, from the Gospel of Micodemus (henceforth GM), the Latin version...
The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ: A Reading Text
Sargent, Michael G, ed. Nicholas Love, The Mirror of the Blessed Lite of Jesus Christ: A Reading Text. Exeter: Exeter University Press, 2004. Pp. xxxvii, 280.Anyone editing what is believed to be the most important book in latemedieval England addresses...
The St. Edith Cycle in the Salisbury Breviary (C.1460)
The study of liturgical manuscripts has experienced a wealdi of interdisciplinary activity in the last five years. Richard K. Emmerson has noted diat examinations of illuminated manuscriptshave shifted from exclusive concern with stylistic and iconographic...
The Trial of Womankind: Martin le Franc, le Champion Des Dames, Book IV
Taylor, Steven Milien, ed. and trans. The Trial of Womankind: Martin Le Franc, Le Champion des Dames, Book IV. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland, 2005. Pp. 226.While the modern defense of the female gender started in the twentieth century, traces of positive...
Villon et Ses Lecteurs
Dufournetjean, et al., eds. Villon et ses kcteurs. Paris: Champion, 2005. Pp. 337.This collection assembles the communications given at an international colloquium on François Villon (1431-C.1463) at the Bibliothèque Historique of Paris in December,...
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