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Title Parisian confraternity drama of the fourteenth century : the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages / edited by Donald Maddox and Sara Sturm-Maddox.

Published Turnhout : Brepols, c2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  842.051609351 PARI    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Medieval texts and cultures of Northern Europe ; 22
Medieval texts and cultures of Northern Europe ; v. 22
Medieval texts and cultures of Northern Europe ; 22.
Notes Essays are from the first international colloquium devoted entirely to the plays in the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages, organized at Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-246) and index.
Contents Introduction. French Drama of the Fourteenth Century: The Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages / Donald Maddox and Sara Sturm-Maddox -- Medieval Trade Guilds and the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages / Graham A. Runnalls -- The Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages and the Legacy of Gautier de Coinci / Olivier Collet -- The Serventois in the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages: The Ways of Imitation / Samuel N. Rosenberg -- The Dramatization of the Persecuted Heroine in the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages / Kathy M. Krause -- The Pregnant Abbesses of Paris and Lille / Alan E. Knight -- Vice and Virtue in the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages / Carol J. Harvey -- The Virgin's Mediation: Evolution and Transformation of the Motif / Pierre Kunstmann -- Ending and the Ends of the Collection: The Miracle de saint Alexis / Donald Maddox -- 'Visible Words': Gesture and Performance in the Miniatures of BNF, MS fr. 819-820 / Robert L. A. Clark and Pamela Sheingorn -- The Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages: Decadent Dramas? / Robert L. A. Clark.
Summary "Parisian Confraternity Drama of the Fourteenth Century is the first volume of studies devoted solely to the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages. These anonymous plays, found in a single luxury manuscript, comprise the only major corpus of dramatic works in French that have survived from the fourteenth century. They derive from a rich diversity of sources: narrative miracle accounts, saints' lives, epic chansons de geste, vernacular romances, and history. Each play is preceded by a richly detailed miniature, some two dozen include a sermon in prose, and each includes at least one rondel to be sung by the cortege accompanying the Virgin. They constitute both a collective demonstration of the fervent late-medieval devotion to the Virgin, and a substantial archive of contemporary insights into the issues of power, authority, and influence that struggled for dominance in fourteenth-century Paris. As this collection has, in its entirety, attracted little critical attention to date, this volume will be of significant interest to scholars wishing to explore the plays in their literary context, as well as those interested in medieval drama, the Marian tradition, and the role of confraternities in fourteenth-century French culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Maddox, Donald.
Sturm-Maddox, Sara.
Subject Mary Blessed Virgin, Saint -- In literature -- Congresses.
Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages -- Congresses
French drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Christian drama, French -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Social problems in literature -- Congresses.
France -- Social conditions -- 987-1515 -- Congresses.
ISBN 9782503528526 (hbk.)
250352852X (hbk.)