Fifteenth-Century Studies, Volume 32

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Barbara I. Gusick, Edelgard E. DuBruck
Camden House, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 221 pages
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Founded in 1977 as the publication organ for the Fifteenth-Century Symposia, Fifteenth-Century Studies offers essays on diverse aspects of the 15th century, including liberal and fine arts, historiography, medicine, and religion. Designed as a Festschrift honoring Edelgard E. DuBruck, the current volume focuses on the importance and praise of late-medieval women. Topics include Christine de Pizan's response to Boccaccio's De Mulieribus Claris, the figures of Melibea and Celestina in La Celestina, Catalan love poetry, the Nine Muses in Le Franc's Champion des Dames, and artistic praise of the Virgin Mary. Other topics include a wellness guide for late-medieval seniors, women's sins of the tongue and Villon's Testament, the stoic tradition seen in a farewell letter, medicine and magic, and book-burning. An article demonstrates Bertrand Du Guesclin's extraordinary valor, and two essays on Chaucer explore chivalry and violence in The Knight's Tale and Troilus's withdrawal at the end of Troilus and Criseyde. CONTRIBUTORS: MELITTA WEISS ADAMSON, GARY B. BLUMENSHINE, KAREN CASEBIER, EDELGARD E. DUBRUCK, OLGA ANNA DUHL, BARBARA I. GUSICK, JAIME LEANOS, ILAN MITCHELL-SMITH, CHRISTIANE RAYNAUD, ROXANA RECIO, BARBARA N. SARGENT-BAUR, KAREN ELAINE SMYTH, STEVEN MILLEN TAYLOR, ARJO VANDERJAGT, ELIZABETH I. WADE-SIRABIAN, KARL A. ZAENKER Edelgard E. DuBruck is professor emerita at Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan, and Barbara I. Gusick is professor at Troy University-Dothan, Dothan, Alabama.

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