New PDF release: The Book of Gladness / Le Livre de Leesce: A 14th Century

By Jehan Le Fèvre,Linda Burke

The e-book of Gladness (ca. 1380) comprises the most robust, unique, and influential pro-feminine voices of the past due center a long time. In a lively riposte to the misogynist culture, Le Fèvre (with the aid of Gladness, his lady-persona) boldly reinterprets the Bible whereas wondering old gurus within the gentle of “true” event, specially his own.
regardless of its foundational significance, this paintings hasn't ever been translated into English. the current prose translation is vigorous and obtainable, but completely grounded in scholarship. An advent explains the textual demanding situations hindering the entire reputation of this vintage in past times and elucidates its contribution to the medieval debate at the nature and standing of girls and marriage. additionally integrated is the first-ever English translation and dialogue of a newly came upon scribal interpolation on Christine de Pizan in a manuscript of Jehan Le Fèvre’s Lamentations. The bibliography offers the 1st whole checklist of manuscripts containing the French Lamentations and Le Livre de Leesce.

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