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The Profane Arts: Norms and Transgressions

N. R. Kline, P. Hardwick (eds.)
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240 p., 85 b/w ill. + 22 colour ill., 156 x 234 mm, 2016
ISBN: 978-2-503-56923-9
Languages: English, French
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'Norms and Transgressions' brings to light cultural norms and boundaries passed on through proverbs, maxims, and communal rules of behavior that include promises of betrothal and marriage.
The subject 'Norms and Transgressions' brings to light cultural norms and boundaries passed on through proverbs, maxims, and communal rules of behavior that include promises of betrothal and marriage.  This  art spoke to 'everyman' and 'everywoman'.
Table of Contents

Acknowledgements /Foreword
          Frédéric Billiet 
Introduction 
          Naomi Reed Kline

Table of Contents

Part I: Norms

1) Expressions of Popular Wisdom in Medieval Choir Stalls
Kristiane Lemé-Hébuterne
2) L’illustration des proverbes dans les stalles en parallèle à la renaissance de la rhétorique au début du XVIe siècle dans le Grand Duché de Bourgogne
Welleda Muller     
3) Flemish Mockery in Spain? Images of Proverbs on Spanish Choir Stalls
Christel Theunissen
4) ‘Stroke oule and schrape oule and evere is oule oule’: Home Truths on British Misericords
Paul Hardwick
5) An example of Proverbial Wisdom in the Iconography of a Late Medieval Ceiling at Carcassonne (France) Sylvie Bethmont-Gallerand

Part II: Transgressions

6) The Proverbial Role of Frau Minne: Liebe macht Blind – Or does it?
Naomi Reed Kline
7) From Harmonious to ‘Rough Music’ on Late Medieval Boxes: ‘Rough Music’ as Male Transgression
Naomi Reed Kline
8) La figure du fou dans les stalles du Grand Duché de Bourgogne sous la dynastie des Valois (XVe-XVIe siècle)Welleda Muller
9) The Backward-Facing Rider on a Selection of Misericords
Ingrid van Woudenberg
10) Scatological Scenes in Gothic Choir Stalls in Spain.
Robbie van Gerwen 

Part III: New Research  

11) The iconographical and historical issues in choir stalls between Middle Ages and Renaissance: the example of La Guerche-de-Bretagne
Florence Piat
12) Mysterious Ladies on the Rhine
Christel Theunissen
13) Gothic Stalls and Benches in Gdansk and their Conservation Issues
Katarzyna Darecka
14) Book Description: Les stalles de la cathédrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens
Kristiane Lemé-Hébuterne
15) Un site internet dédié aux cornemuses du Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
Marie-Barbara Le Gonidec

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Art History (general)
Medieval art history

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