BLOG : Le manuscrit médiéval ~ The Medieval Manuscript
Presenting a “new” history of medieval French literature based largely upon the impact of historical and social phenomena, scientific advancements, and linguistic and cultural singularities, Les Enluminures’ comprehensive project (exhibition, catalogue, and colloquium) centers on a group of manuscripts written in the French language between c. 1300 and c. 1550. While the earliest written records date from the ninth century, French was not widely used until the 13th- century. Many factors influenced the shift from Latin to the “mother tongue.” The change from an agrarian- to a commercial–based economy throughout towns and cities imposed a need for the middle class to understand each other both in written and spoken forms. The centralization of French government and the rise of a nation state under King Philip Augustus (reigned 1180-1223) dictated a need for a language through which the court and the nobles could wield power far and wide.
Related: MANUSCRITS - ENLUMINURES
• SOURCES BIBLIOGRAPHIQUES historiques
• Manuscrits et enluminures du Moyen-Age et de la Renaissance
Related: Arts : musique, poésie, littérature, peinture, etc...
• Manuscrits numérisés
• manuscrit medieval
• Poésie - écriture