Part 1 Images, text and context: medieval landscape and the encyclopaedic tradition, Walter Cahn-- the value of verisimilitude in the art of Jan van Eyck, Linda Seidel-- the image of history in Christine de Pizan's "Livre de la Mutacion de Fortune", Kevin Brownlee-- "Le Livre des Trois Virtus" of Christine de Pizan - Beinecke MS. 427, Eric Hicks.
Part 2 Romanesque Middle Ages?: style and value - from soldier to pilgrim in the "Song of Roland", Eugene Vance-- representations of time in "Ordo Represenacionis Adc", Margot Fassler-- King Arthur, his knights and the French aristocracy in Picardy, Sandra Hindman-- Marie de France's commonplaces, Stephen G. Nichols.
Part 3 Gothic Middle Ages?: gothic signs and the surplus - the kiss on the cathedral, Michael Camille-- toward an understanding of "Truth" in the French version of the "Pratique" by Maitre Bernard de Gordon, Claude Thomasset-- music, text and social context - re-examining 13th century styles, Beverley J. Evans-- dangerous resemblances - the "Romance of the Rose", Claire Nouvet-- the other world incarnate - "Chastel Mortel" and "Chastel des Armes" in the "Perlesvaus", Anne Berthelot.
Part 4 Baroque Middle Ages?: fullness and emptiness - shortages and storehouses of lyric treasure in the 14th and 15th centuries, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet-- the daisy and the laurel - myths of desire and creativity in the poetry of Jean Froissart, Sylvia Huot-- from narrative style dramatic style in "Les Moralities", Margarete Newels-- the time of the plague and the order of writing - Jean le Bel, Froissard, Machaut, Michel Zink.
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Examines the close connection between issues of style in medieval art and literature and the moral, aesthetic and social value systems of their specific historical context. (source: Nielsen Book Data)