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Paperback, F. xii+106pp, a fine copy. Parallel French English text. Translations of 2 texts writen by the abbess of the Abbey of Longchamp [ d1291 ] in the 13th century. One is a hagiography of the the daughter of Louis VIII of France, Saint Isabelle of France who founded the Poor Clare Monastery of Longchamp in 1256. 175 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Agnes of Harcourt is an important though little-known 13th-century author. Born into a leading Norman noble family, she became an abbess at the new royal Franciscan abbey of Longchamp, founded just outside of Paris by Isabelle of France, sister of Louis IX. In the 1280s Agnes wrote a substantial biography of Isabelle of France, as well as a brief letter detailing Louis IX's involvement with the abbey. These texts were based on Agnes' first-hand observations and contained many lively stories about their royal subjects. of St Louis and on the lives of some of the most interesting and powerful men and women of the day. More significantly, they preserve one of the very few female perspectives we have for this period, and in The Life of Isabelle, offer what is probably the first biography of one woman by another in French. presents an English translation of her texts and a substantial introduction to her life and work. This critical edition includes both the old French and English versions of the texts.
From the Inside Flap: "Isabelle of France was the sister of King Louis IX (Saint Louis) and the founder of Longchamp abbey near Paris. The third abbess, Agnes of Harcourt, wrote a Life of Isabelle which has hitherto been virtually unknown, as well as a Letter on Louis IX and Longchamp which has never before appeared in print. In this pioneering book Sean Field provides reliable texts and translations of the Life and the Letter. In his lucid introduction Field establishes the circumstances under which Agnes wrote. He demonstrates that the Life is, to the best of our knowledge, 'the first life of a woman by a contemporary woman written in the languages of France,' and moreover that Agnes of Harcourt is 'the first woman to have written an extant work of French prose.' This important publication will be of interest to historians of France and of religion, to literary scholars, and to anyone concerned with the lives of women in medieval France." --William D. Paden, Northwestern University
Titel: The Writings Of Agnes Of Harcourt - The Life...
Verlag: University of Notre Dame Press
Auflage: 1st edition..
Buchbeschreibung University of Notre Dame Press, 2003. 1st edition.. Cloth spined boards, F. xii+106pp, a fine copy. Parallel French English text. Translations of 2 texts writen by the abbess of the Abbey of Longchamp [ d1291 ] in the 13th century. One is a hagiography of the the daughter of Louis VIII of France, Saint Isabelle of France who founded the Poor Clare Monastery of Longchamp in 1256. 325 grams. Artikel-Nr. 40238