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Masking the interval from the overdue 13th to the early 16th century, Poetry, wisdom, and neighborhood examines the function of poetry in French tradition in transmitting and shaping wisdom. the quantity finds the interaction among poet, textual content, and viewers, and explores the most important dynamics of later medieval French poetry and of the groups within which it was once produced. Essays in either English and French are organised into 3 inter-related sections, 'Learned Poetry/ Poetry and Learning', 'Poetry or Prose?', and 'Poetic Communities', and deal with either canonical and no more recognized French and Occitan verse literature, including quite a lot of complementary topic parts. The overseas solid of participants to the amount comprises the various best-known students within the box: the introductory essay is by means of Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet (Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne), and keynote essays are supplied via David F. Hult (University of California, Berkeley), Michel Zink (Collège de France), and Nancy Freeman Regalado (New York University). Edited through REBECCA DIXON (University of Manchester) and FINN E. SINCLAIR (University of Cambridge), with the participation of Adrian Armstrong (University of Manchester), Sylvia Huot (University of Cambridge), and Sarah Kay (University of Princeton). members: Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Mishtooni Bose, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Rebecca Dixon, Thelma Fenster, Denis Hüe, David Hult, Stephanie Kamath, Deborah McGrady, Amandine Mussou, Nancy Freeman Regalado, Jennifer Saltzstein, Finn E. Sinclair, Lori J. Walters, David Wrisley, Michel Zink

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146,43 which Roesner affirms couldn't very likely were written as early as 1304. Brown insists that the names of authors in fr. 146 aren't unavoidably obvious references to actual folks yet particularly indicators pointing to a time, a milieu, and to an ethical judgment. forty four was once the identify Jehannot de Lescurel taken probably from the gallows and utilized mockingly to the affection lyrics as a cautionary caution opposed to the perils of carnal love? One final clue to old conditions lies within the alphabetical order of the Lescurel assortment that runs from A-G, omitting E. forty five we're eternally within the debt of Jeffrey Dean and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, who, during our 1992 presentation at Oxford, defined the order of Lescurel’s lyrics Maillart, the king’s notary, might be alluding to Queen Jeanne (Regalado, ‘Chronique métrique’, p. 491 and N. B. Black, Medieval Narratives of Accused Queens (Gainesville, 2003), pp. 66–83). forty three Rouse and Rouse, Manuscripts and their Makers, I, pp. 228–30. forty four Brown, ‘Rex ioians’, p. fifty five. forty five Margaret Bent notes that ‘alphabetical order as much as G is given specific prominence in fr. 146’ (‘Fauvel and Marigny: Which got here First? ’, in FS, pp. 35–52, p. forty seven, fn 26). one hundred seventy NANCY FREEMAN REGALADO desk three. track of chorus Concordances Fauvel, ed. Rosenberg-Tischler; Lescurel, ed. Wilkins THE SONGS OF JEHANNOT DE LESCUREL 171 and the feel of the lacking ‘E’. A–G isn't really an indication that the Lescurel repertory is incomplete, as a few have concept. forty six it may be taken as an entire set of Dominical letters, a calendar equipment opting for Sundays in a given 12 months. The lacking ‘E’ issues the reader to 1315, ‘l’année malle [the undesirable year]’ bemoaned via Geffroi de Paris in his poem ‘De l. a. comète et de l’eclipse (fols 54r–55r) [On the comet and the eclipse, line 192]’ and deplored within the Chronique métrique; the undesirable 12 months while the papal seat remained vacant after the loss of life of Clement V in 1314; while the 1st spouse of Louis X, Marguerite of Burgundy, died or used to be murdered so the king may perhaps remarry; whilst Enguerran de Marigny, the robust minister of Philip IV, was once hanged on 30 April 1315; and while unseasonable chilly and torrential rains resulted in crop disasters and frequent famine (lines 6835–7618). For readers of Lescurel in fr. 146, the alphabet may possibly hence lock the lyrics into the misfortunes and triumphs of the realm of historical past. yet do we ever recognize what medieval readers inspiration as they learn Lescurel and became the pages of fr. 146? One such reader was once moved to depart a written list of his poetic institutions to the Lescurel lyrics. within the empty house left on fol. 62v subsequent to the ultimate traces of Lescurel’s Dit enté #34 this reader wrote down (using French instead of Picard spelling) the 1st offended stanzas of Adam de l. a. Halle’s Congé, which finish: Adiu de foiz plus de . c. mile! Ailleurs vois oïr l’Evangile, Quar ci fors mentir on ne fait. forty seven [Farewell, 100000 farewells! I’m going to hear the Gospels elsewhere, for right here everyone seems to be a liar. ] That reader used to be absolutely responding to the poetry at the pages he had simply learn: the lover’s congé in Dit enté #33 and the denunciation of liars within the adjacent ultimate stanza of Dit enté #34, ‘Pour telle gent qui fauce [et] ment [For these those that converse falsely and lie]’.

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