Acts and Texts: Performance and Ritual in the Middle Ages by Laurie Postlewate, Wim Hsken, Wim Husken

By Laurie Postlewate, Wim Hsken, Wim Husken

For the center a while and Renaissance, which means and tool have been created and propagated via public functionality. Processions, coronations, speeches, trials, and executions are every kind of public functionality that have been either acts and texts: acts that originated within the texts that gave them their ideological grounding; texts that convey to us at the present time a hint in their real functionality. Literature, to boot, used to be for the pre-modern public a kind of functionality: through the medieval and early glossy sessions we see a relentless stress and negotiation among the oral/aural supply of the literary paintings and the eventual silent/read reception of its written textual content. the present quantity of essays examines the plurality of types and meanings given to functionality within the center a long time and Renaissance via dialogue of the fundamental performance/text courting. The authors of the essays characterize various scholarly disciplines and material: from the "performed" lifetime of the Dominican preacher, to coronation processions, to e-book shows; from satirical song speeches, to the rendering of widow photographs, to the functionality of romance and pious narrative. diversified of their gadgets of analysis, the essays during this quantity all research the hyperlinks among the particular occasions of public functionality and the textual origins and next illustration of these performances.

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March 25— Lady-Day, the feast of the Annunciation—is also a highly appropriate setting for the Advent imagery that plays a large part in the opening of the poem. Meanwhile, our only evidence of the later entry are minutes from a London council meeting of 28 February, 1460. The aldermen note that the king will be entering the City the next day, at Cripplegate, and plan to meet him there with twentyfour men ‘armed and arrayed’. They arrange similar guards for every other gate of the City as well, suggesting their awareness of the volatility of the political situation.

On the other hand, if the opening proem was written, and the last two books translated, after Ludlow, it would not be surprising if an anachronistic reference to attainder found its way into the proem’s description of the procession. Faced with these concatenated existential dilemmas—a historical setting impossible to pin down, a book-presentation of unprovable authenticity, and an author whose motivations and sponsorship escape determination—I have decided to read the presentation, for the purposes of this article, as though it had really happened as described.

J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Oxford, 1966, vol. I, p. 52 and plate 51, no. 660. See Charles R. Shrader, ‘A Handlist of Extant Manuscripts Containing the De re militari of Flavius Vegetius Renatus’, Scriptorium 33 (1979), pp. 280-305. On Latin texts, royal readers, and the role of clerkly interpretes, see Joyce Coleman, ‘Lay Readers and Hard Latin: How Gower May Have Intended the Confessio Amantis to Be Read’, Studies in the Age of Chaucer 24 (2002), pp.

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