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Anonymous Marie de France

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ISBN-10: 0226059847

ISBN-13: 9780226059846

Edition: 2006

Authors: R. Howard Bloch

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The paucity of biographical information about the 12th century poet, Marie de France, have led most critics to portray her as a simple, naive & modest Christian figure. Bloch challenges this view, arguing that Marie disrupted prevailing cultural values & founded new ones. He calls her the Joyce of her time.
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Note on Texts
Introduction
The Word Aventure and the Adventure of Words
Aventure
Lai
History, Philology, and the Quest for Origins
The Obligation to Speak
The Will to Remember
"Guigemar"
If Words Could Kill: The Lais and Fatal Speech
Marie mal mariee
"Lanval" and "Laustic"
"Equitan" and "Le Fresne"
"Bisclavret"
The Voice in the Tomb of the Lais
"Eliduc"
"Les Deus Amanz" and "Chaitivel"
"Milun" and "Chevrefoil"
"Yonec"
Beastly Talk: The Fables
The Fables and the Lais
Speech Acts in the Fables
An Ethics of Language
Changing Places: The Fables and Social Mobility at the Court of Henry II
Scholasticism and the Fables
Abelardian Ethics
Appetite and Envy
Logic and the Body
Changing Habitat
Social Mobility
Marie's Fables and the Rise of the Monarchic State
Right Reason and the Moral
Town and Court and Royal Peace
Measure, Timing, and Alertness
Marie's Social Contract
A Medieval "Best Seller"
Chivalric Adventure
Doors In and Out of the Otherworld
In and Out of Another Tongue
Making the Dead Speak
Between Fable and Romance
Making the Dead See
Testimony and Transcription
Genesis of the Tale
Remembering What the Dead Have Said and Seen
The Anglo-Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Colonization of the Afterlife
Patrick the Administrator
The Norman and Irish Peace Movement
Ecclesiastical Reform and the Cistercian Presence
The Civil Governance of Captured Land
The Invention of Purgatory and the Bureaucratization of the Afterlife
Purgatory and the Law
Conclusion
Notes
Index