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Sacred fictions of medieval France : narrative theology in the lives of Christ and the Virgin, 1150-1500

Author: Maureen Barry McCann Boulton
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2015.
Series: Gallica (Woodbridge (Suffolk, England)), v. 38.
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"The story of the life of Christ and his mother was told in many texts in various French vernaculars (Anglo-Norman and Old Occitan, as well as Old and Middle French) between the middle of the twelfth century and the end of the fifteenth; there are more than a hundred such texts, extant in at least 400 manuscripts. These "sacred fictions" are the subject of this book. Given that the principal events in the lives of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Jesus Christ.; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.; Jesus; Maria, Jesu moder
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Barry McCann Boulton
ISBN: 1843844141 9781843844143
OCLC Number: 915733138
Description: x, 380 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Literature and Religion, Religious Literature; Narrative Lives and Doctrine; Lives of Christ in manuscript; Organization of the Book; 1 Sacred Romances: Genealogy, Lineage and Cyclicity; Wace, Conception Nostre Dame; Thirteenth-Century Cycles; The Histoire de Marie et de Jesu and its Cycle; A Christ Cycle: Histoire de Jesus, Passion des Jongleurs; The Double Cycle of (Pseudo)-Gautier de Coinci; Jehan de Venette, L'Histoire des Trois Maries; 2 Sacred Epic and the Diffusion of Anti-Jewish Sentiment; The Bible of Herman de Valenciennes, or Le Roman de Dieu et de sa mere; The Venjance Nostre Seigneur; The Franco-Italian Passions; The anonymous Ystoire de la Passion; Niccoll da Verona, Passion; La Passion du Christ, by Niccolo da Casola; 3 Sacred Allegory and Meditation; John of Howden, Rossignos; Matfre Ermengaud, Le Breviari d'amor; Guillaume de Digulleville, Le Pelerinage Jhesucrist; Jean Henry, La Gesine de Nostre Dame; 4 Sacred Histories: the Chronicles of Jean d'Outremeuse and Jean Mansel; Three thirteenth-century compilations; Fourteenth-century compilations of the Histoire d'Outremer; Jean d'Outremeuse, Ly Myreur des HistorsJean Mansel, La Fleur des Histoires; 5 Sacred Imaginations: Lives of Christ and the Virgin in Texts of Affective Devotion; Passion texts; Jean Gerson, Ad Deum vadit: Sermon on the Passion; The Passion Isabeau; Christine de Pizan, Les Heures de Contemplacion sur la Passion; Jean Mielot, Les Contemplations sur les sept heures de la Passion; Translations and Adaptations of the Meditationes vitae Christi; Jean Galopes: Livre dore de la Vie de Nostre Seigneur Jhesucrist selon Bonneadventure; Jean Aubert, La vie du Crist en sept parties; Guillaume le Menand, La Grant Vie de Jhesucrist; The Life of the Virgin; Martial d'Auvergne, Les Matines de la Vierge; Gabrielle de Bourbon, Les Doulleurs de la Passion; Epilogue: Lives and Afterlives; Appendix: Lists of Manuscript by Chapter; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Gallica (Woodbridge (Suffolk, England)), v. 38.
Other Titles: Narrative theology in the lives of Christ and the Virgin, 1150-1500
Responsibility: Maureen Barry McCann Boulton.

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