IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1522: Cultural and Textual Transmission During the Hundred Years War

Thursday 15 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:David Watt, University of Manitoba
Moderator/Chair:David Watt, University of Manitoba
Paper 1522-aThe Book He Never Gave: Froissart and the English in 1381
(Language: English)
Andrew Taylor, Department of English, University of Ottawa
Index terms: Bibliography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1522-bDeschamps and the Alien Nation
(Language: English)
Ardis R. T. Butterfield, Department of English, University College London
Index terms: Bibliography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1522-c'Of France and Engeland' in Thomas Hoccleve's Work
(Language: English)
David Watt, University of Manitoba
Index terms: Bibliography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The state of diplomatic and military relations between England and France during the Hundred Years war leads Susan Crane to describe it as “a time of curiously intimate as well as adversarial contact.” Protracted treaty negotiations and lengthy delays in ransoming royal prisoners established social networks that profoundly influenced patterns of cultural exchange. Moreover, English diplomats and nobles enjoyed a familiarity with the French language that engendered their access to and interest in both Latin and vernacular continental texts. This session explores the effects of cross-channel contact on language, literature, and manuscript circulation in late-Medieval England.