Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7310
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Brown , Cynthia J.
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  • Title: Allegorical Design and Image-Making in Fifteenth Century France: Alain Chartier's Joan of Arc [The author analyzes two other texts by Chartier as well to establish the ways that he creates allegorical figures and powerful images].
  • Source: French Studies 53, 4 (October 1999): Pages 385 - 404.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Chartier, Alain, Author- Epistola de Puella Chartier, Alain, Author- Livre de l'Esperance Chartier, Alain, Author- Quadrilogue Invectif Illumination of Manuscripts Imagery Joan of Arc, Saint Latin Literature Literature- Prose Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; 1)Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS fr. 126. Contains Chartier's "Quadrilogue invectif."2)Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS fr. 24441, fol. 34.
  • Illustrations: Five Figures. Figure One Manuscript illumination of France personnified as a queen with her three "children," the knight, the clergy, and the people (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale fr. 126, fol. 191). Figure Two Manuscript illumination of the author assailed by anguish, taken to his bed, and ministered to by a crowd of characters (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale fr. 126, fol. 218). Figure Three Manuscript illumination of the three human passions responsible for the narrator's state of mind (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale fr. 24441, fol.34). Figure Four Manuscript illumination of Entendement resisting the three human passions and pointing to the golden light coming in the window (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale fr. 24441, fol. 41). Figure Five Manuscript illumination of the theological virtues coming to the aid of the narrator (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale fr. 24441, fol. 71).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00161128
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