Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cultura visual del Derecho. Política y Justicia en el imaginario bajomedieval francés



Rosalind Brown-Grant, Professor Bernard Ribemont, Professor Anne D. Hedeman (eds.)
Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Farnham, Surrey, 2015, 344 pp.
ISBN: 9781472415707

Thoroughly interdisciplinary in approach, this volume examines how the exercising of power, the distribution of justice, and transgression against the law were portrayed in both textual and pictorial terms in works produced and circulated in medieval French manuscripts and early printed books. The essays analyse a wide variety of texts to offer new insights into the ways in which the language and imagery of politics and justice permeated medieval French culture

 
ROSALIND BROWN-GRANT: Introduction
ANNE D. HEDEMAN: Translating power for the Princes of the Blood: Laurent de Premierfait’s Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes
ROSALIND BROWN-GRANT: How to wield power with justice: the 15th-century Roman de Florimont as a Burgundian ‘Mirror for Princes’
MICHELLE SZKILNIK: The just captain in the Jouvencel by Jean de Bueil
KRISTIN BOURASSA: Reconfiguring queen truth in Paris, BnF, Ms. fr. 22542 (Songe du vieil pelerin)
CYNTHIA J. BROWN: Allegorical design and political image-making in late medieval France
LYDWINE SCORDIA: The wolf, the shepherd, and the whale: critiquing the king through metaphor in the reign of Louis XI
BARBARA DENIS-MOREL: Passing sentence: variations on the figure of the judge in French political, legal, and historical texts from the 13th to the 15th century
MAÏTÉ BILLORÉ; ESTHER DEHOUX: The judge and the martyr: images of power and justice in religious manuscripts from the 12th to the 15th century
MARY BETH WINN: Beastly power, holy justice in late medieval France: from Robert Gobin’s Loups ravissans to Books of Hours
YASMINA FOEHR-JANSSENS: The queen on trial: spectacle of innocence, performance of beauty
KATHLEEN WILSON-CHEVALIER: Claude of France: justice, power, and the queen as advocate for her people
List of manuscripts and early printed editions cited
Bibliography
Index

 

Rosalind Brown-Grant is Professor of Late Medieval French Literature at the University of Leeds, UK.
Anne D. Hedeman is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, USA.
Bernard Ribemont is Professor of the History of Medieval Literature and Culture at the Universite d'Orleans, France.

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