IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 543: Illuminated Manuscripts of Late Medieval Chronicles of England Written in French

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Chronicle Society
Organiser:Irene Fabry-Tehranchi, Department of Modern Languages & European Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Emma Campbell, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Paper 543-aDuelling Histories: Two Genealogies in Nicholas Trevet's Les Cronicles
(Language: English)
Heather Pagan, Anglo-Norman Dictionary, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 543-bImagining History in the Arthurian Section of the Vienna Manuscript (ÖNB, 2534) of the Recueil des cronicques et anchiennes istoires de la Grant Bretaigne of Jean de Wavrin
(Language: English)
Irene Fabry-Tehranchi, Department of Modern Languages & European Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 543-cEloquent Signs: Constructing Dynastic and Gender Identity in the Grandes Chroniques de France
(Language: English)
Margaret E. Hadley, Independent Scholar, Michigan
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session will examine illuminated manuscripts of the late medieval chronicles dealing with the history of Great Britain and France written in French by Nicholas Trevet, Jean de Wavrin, and Jean Froissart. It will explore the importance of the manuscript circulation of these texts and their illustration as evidence of their understanding and reception. The papers will use textual and codicological analyses, examinations of the paratextual and visual apparatus, and heraldic studies in order to shed light on the reading and understanding of different aspects late medieval French language historiographical works.