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The Resource Translating clergie : status, education, and salvation in thirteenth-century vernacular texts, Claire M. Waters

Translating clergie : status, education, and salvation in thirteenth-century vernacular texts, Claire M. Waters

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Translating clergie : status, education, and salvation in thirteenth-century vernacular texts
Title
Translating clergie
Title remainder
status, education, and salvation in thirteenth-century vernacular texts
Statement of responsibility
Claire M. Waters
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Translating "Clergie", Claire Waters explores texts in French verse and prose from England and the Continent that respond to the educational imperative implicit in the Fourth Lateran Council's mandate that individuals be responsible for their own salvation. These texts return repeatedly to the moment of death and individual judgment to emphasize the importance of the process of teaching and to remind teacher and learner of their common fate. The texts' focus on death was not solely a means of terrifying an audience but enabled lay learners to envision confrontations or conversations with dead friends, saints, or even God. Such dialogues at the point of death reinforced the importance of the dialogue between teacher and learner in life and are represented in such varied works as doctrinal handbooks, miracles of the Virgin Mary, retellings of the Harrowing of Hell, and even fabliaux--tales of wit and reversal--in which it is possible to argue one's way into Heaven. Lively stories that featured minstrels dicing with saints, friends returning from the dead, and thieves teaching the prophets offered a model for laypeople considering how to put their Christian learning into practice and perhaps to teach others. Rather than being seen as a challenge to ecclesiastical authority, lay learning in these texts is depicted as hopeful, comic, and affectionate. By examining informal works of Christian instruction used outside institutional teaching contexts to convey the learning of the schools to the parishes, Waters shows how lay learners could assume the role of disciple or student in a way previously available only to monks or university scholars
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P@U
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Waters, Claire M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The middle Ages series
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  • Laity
  • Laity
  • Christian literature, French
  • Christian literature, French
  • Christian education
  • Christian education
  • Christian education
  • Christian literature, French
  • Laity
  • England
  • France, Northern
  • Christliche Literatur
  • Französisch
  • Christliche Erziehung
  • Laie
  • England
  • Frankreich
Label
Translating clergie : status, education, and salvation in thirteenth-century vernacular texts, Claire M. Waters
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction. Translating Clergie in the Thirteenth Century; Chapter 1. The Face and the Mirror: Teachers and Students in Conversation; Chapter 2. Teaching Death: Narrative Assimilation and the Point of Distinction; Chapter 3. Last Among the First: Salvation, Status, and Reversal in L'Évangile de Nicodème; Chapter 4. Getting the Riffraff into Heaven: Jongleurs, Whores, Peasants, and Popular Eschatology; Chapter 5. Queen of the Rabble, Empress of Clerks: Learning Humility in Marian Miracles; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography
  • IndexA ; B ; C ; D ; E ; F ; G ; H ; I ; J ; K ; L ; M ; N ; O ; P ; Q ; R ; S ; T ; U ; V ; W ; X ; Z ; Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn933515937
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812292183
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 877818
  • 22573/ctt18wx03q
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933515937
Label
Translating clergie : status, education, and salvation in thirteenth-century vernacular texts, Claire M. Waters
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction. Translating Clergie in the Thirteenth Century; Chapter 1. The Face and the Mirror: Teachers and Students in Conversation; Chapter 2. Teaching Death: Narrative Assimilation and the Point of Distinction; Chapter 3. Last Among the First: Salvation, Status, and Reversal in L'Évangile de Nicodème; Chapter 4. Getting the Riffraff into Heaven: Jongleurs, Whores, Peasants, and Popular Eschatology; Chapter 5. Queen of the Rabble, Empress of Clerks: Learning Humility in Marian Miracles; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography
  • IndexA ; B ; C ; D ; E ; F ; G ; H ; I ; J ; K ; L ; M ; N ; O ; P ; Q ; R ; S ; T ; U ; V ; W ; X ; Z ; Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn933515937
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812292183
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 877818
  • 22573/ctt18wx03q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933515937

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