The Conception of Mary: A Rhyming Translation of Book V of <em>Le Champion des Dames</em> by Martin le Franc (1410-1461)

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The Conception of Mary: A Rhyming Translation of Book V of Le Champion des Dames by Martin le Franc (1410-1461)

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Description

This translation fills a major need for those unfamiliar with Middle French by granting them access to this nuanced and multifaceted exploration of women's role in society and of Mary's role in the Church. "The Conception of Mary" provides point of contact between medieval and modern scholars interested in gender studies, theological questions, and historical attitudes, while also engaging a general audience seeking further insight into these important questions. "The Conception of Mary: A Rhyming Translation of Book V of the Fifteenth-Century Le Champion des Dames" presents the culmination of Martin Le Franc's masterwork in defense of women. Here Le Franc explores the controversy surrounding the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception, a theological debate that captured the medieval imagination and continues to engage contemporary students and scholars; he entertains his readers even as he makes complex theological arguments more accessible to a wider audience.

ISBN

0773413995

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Edwin Mellen Press

City

Lewiston NY

Disciplines

French and Francophone Language and Literature | Religion

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface by William C. Calin

Acknowledgments

Introduction The Conception of Mary: A Verse Translation of Book V of Martin Le Franc's Le Champion des Dames

Notes on the Text

Appendix 1: Structural Overview Appendix II: Comparison of Middle French Original and Translation

Bibliography

Index