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              Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

              Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Brown-Grant, Rosalind; Hedeman, Anne D.; Ribemont, Professor Bernard

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              Thoroughly interdisciplinary in approach, this volume examines how concepts such as the exercising of power, the distribution of justice, and transgression against the law were treated in both textual and pictorial terms in works produced and circulated in medieval French manuscr...ipts and early printed books. Analysing texts ranging from romances, political allegories, chivalric biographies, and catalogues of famous men and women, through saintsa (TM) lives, mystery plays and Books of Hours, to works of Roman, canon and customary law, these studies offer new insights into the diverse ways in which the language and imagery of politics and justice permeated French culture, particularly in the later Middle Ages. Organized around three closely related themes - the prince as a just ruler, the figure of the judge, and the role of the queen in relation to matters of justice - the issues addressed in these studies, such as what constitutes a just war, what treatment should be meted out to prisoners, what personal qualities are needed for the role of lawgiver, and what limits are placed on womena (TM)s participation in judicial processes, are ones that are still the subject of debate today. What the contributors show above all is the degree of political engagement on the part of writers and artists responsible for cultural production in this period. With their textual strategies of exemplification, allegorization, and satirical deprecation, and their visual strategies of hierarchical ordering, spatial organization and symbolic allusion, these figures aimed to show that the pen and paintbrush could aspire to being as mighty as the sword wielded by Lady Justice herself.
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              ISBN 9781472415707
              Released NZ 28 Jun 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Book of the City of Ladies
                

              The Book of the City of Ladies (Paperback, New edition)

              By Christine, de Pizan; Notes by Brown-Grant, Rosalind

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              Christine de Pisan was a pioneer among female authors of the Middle Ages. This text is her first and foremost attempt to defend women from literary misogyny prevalent at the time.

              ISBN 9780140446890
              Released NZ 2 Aug 1999
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Classics
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              Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books
               

              Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books (Paperback)

              Edited by Brown-Grant, Rosalind; Hedeman, Anne D.; Ribemont, Bernard

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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              Thoroughly interdisciplinary in approach, this volume examines how concepts such as the exercising of power, the distribution of justice, and transgression against the law were treated in both textual and pictorial terms in works produced and circulated in medieval French manuscr...ipts and early printed books. Analysing texts ranging from romances, political allegories, chivalric biographies, and catalogues of famous men and women, through saints' lives, mystery plays and Books of Hours, to works of Roman, canon and customary law, these studies offer new insights into the diverse ways in which the language and imagery of politics and justice permeated French culture, particularly in the later Middle Ages. Organized around three closely related themes - the prince as a just ruler, the figure of the judge, and the role of the queen in relation to matters of justice - the issues addressed in these studies, such as what constitutes a just war, what treatment should be meted out to prisoners, what personal qualities are needed for the role of lawgiver, and what limits are placed on women's participation in judicial processes, are ones that are still the subject of debate today. What the contributors show above all is the degree of political engagement on the part of writers and artists responsible for cultural production in this period. With their textual strategies of exemplification, allegorization, and satirical deprecation, and their visual strategies of hierarchical ordering, spatial organization and symbolic allusion, these figures aimed to show that the pen and paintbrush could aspire to being as mighty as the sword wielded by Lady Justice herself.
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              ISBN 9780367887704
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Christine de Pizan and the Moral Defence of Women: Reading beyond Gender
               

              Christine de Pizan and the Moral Defence of Women: Reading beyond Gender (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brown-Grant, Rosalind; Series edited by Minnis, Alastair; Boyde, Patrick; Burrow, Professor John; Copeland, Rita

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              The first book-length study of a seminal 'feminist' text from the Middle Ages.

              ISBN 9780521537742
              Released NZ 18 Sep 2003
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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              Series Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
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              Christine de Pizan and the Moral Defence of Women: Reading beyond Gender
               

              Christine de Pizan and the Moral Defence of Women: Reading beyond Gender (Hardback)

              By Brown-Grant, Rosalind; Series edited by Minnis, Alastair; Boyde, Patrick; Burrow, Professor John; Copeland, Rita

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              The first book-length study of a seminal 'feminist' text from the Middle Ages.

              ISBN 9780521641944
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2000
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
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