IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1509: New Perspectives on Late Medieval Political Discourse

Thursday 15 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Susan J. Dudash, Utah State University
Moderator/Chair:Susan J. Dudash, Utah State University
Paper 1509-bPolitical Discourse in Late Medieval France
(Language: English)
Susan J. Dudash, Utah State University
Index terms: Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Mentalities, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 1509-cWarp and Woof: Power and Politics of Dalmau de Mur's Tapestries at Zaragoza Cathedral
(Language: English)
Kate Dimitrova, Department of History of Art & Architecture, University of Pittsburgh
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Economics - Trade, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 1509-dRacines médiévales de la culture politique nobiliaire à la Renaissance: la lecture de Deschamps au XVIe siècle
(Language: Français)
Thierry Lassabatère, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Political Thought, Rhetoric
Abstract

This panel explores new approaches to the multifarious discourses of politics in 14th- and 15th-century Europe. Miren Lacassagne examines trends in the study of the political poetry and historical record surrounding Eustache Deschamps – warrior-poet and the man who literally wrote the book on the art of rhetoric. Susan Dudash’s contribution targets the prevalence of political dialogue on the people and the poor in two complementary genres: Alain Chartier’s Quadrilogue invectif and the anonymous Journal d’un bourgeois de Paris. Kate Dimitrova’s paper addresses the influence of northern vocabulary on later 15th-century luxury tapestry production spearheaded by the Dalmau de Mur’s commissions.