Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 10149
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Fassler , Margot.
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  • Title: Mary's Nativity, Fulbert of Chartres, and the "Stirps Jesse": Liturgical Innovation circa 1000 and Its Afterlife
  • Source: Speculum 75, 2 (April 2000): Pages 389 - 434.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Feastdays- Mary, Virgin, Saint- Nativity (September 8) Fulbert, Bishop of Chartres- Sermons- Approbate Consuetudinis Illumination of Manuscripts Latin Literature Liturgy Music Mary, Virgin, Saint- Cult Tree of Jesse (Artistic Topos)
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 7- 8, 10- 11- 12
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  • Illustrations: Seven figures. Figure One "Fulbert Preaching" (Heavily restored version of the original) (Chartres, Bibliothèque Municipale, nouv. acq. 4). Figure Two Illuminated initial (Chartres, Bibliothèque Municipale, 162, fol. 56v.). Figure Three The responsory "Stirps Jesse" in one of the typical manners of medieval performance (Transcription from Delaporte, "Fulbert de Chartres et l'école chartraine"). Figure Four Illuminated initial L showing a crowded Tree of Jesse (Chartres, Bibliothèque Municipale, 139, vol. 2, fol. 137r). Figure Five Tree of Jesse illumination (Bonn, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, No. 15326). Figure Six Ivory plaque with a simplified version of the Tree of Jesse, Fulbert of Chartres is represented standing beside the Virgin Mary (Paris, Musée du Louvre). Figure Seven Illuminated initial with an abbreviated version of the Tree of Jesse, both Fulbert and Isaiah look on from the entwined vines surrounding the letter (Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, Stammheim Missal, fol. 146v).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Yale University
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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