Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7695
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cowling , David.
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  • Title: Verbal and Visual Metaphors in the Cambridge Manuscript of the "Douze dames de rhétorique" (1463) [The text developed as an exchange of correspondence between the young, eager Jean Robertet and the respected older poet Georges Chastelain. Several of the manuscript versions include elaborate illustrations. The author explores how the artist was able to express the involved metaphors and prompt an allegorical reading of the images. The Appendix presents the text and English translations of the "enseignes" or self-descriptions of the twelve ladies. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History 3, ( 2000): Pages 94 - 118.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Journal Article;Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Art History- Painting Chastellain, Georges, Author, and Jean Robertet, Author- Douze Dames de Rhetorique Illumination of Manuscripts Literature- Verse Manuscripts Personification Rhetoric Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Cambridge, Cambridge University Library, CUL Nn. 111.2. Deluxe manuscript produced in Flanders before May 1468. The manuscript bears the arms of Jean de Montferrant, counselor and chamberlain of Philip the Good of Burgundy and employer of Jean Robertet, t
  • Illustrations: Five figures. Figure One Manuscript illumination of Vielle Acquisition (Cambridge, University Library, MS Nn. 111. 2(c), fol. 30v). Figure Two Vielle Acquisition (detail). Figure Three Manuscript illumination of Clere Invencion (Cambridge, University Library, MS Nn. 111. 2(c), fol. 34v). Figure Four Manuscript illumination of Deduccion loable (Cambridge, University Library, MS Nn. 111. 2(c), fol. 36v). Figure Five Manuscript illumination of Glorieuse Achevisance (Cambridge, University Library, MS Nn. 111. 2(c), fol. 37v).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Exeter
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English;Middle English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 15256790
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