By Felicity Riddy
Status, authority and tool: what's the value of those 3 phrases for the examine of late-medieval manuscripts and texts? This number of essays, by way of major students from Britain and North the US, solutions this query in quite a few methods: through discussing manuscripts as prestigious de luxe gadgets; by way of displaying how the structure of texts was once used to confer other forms of authority; and via finding manuscripts and texts extra dynamically in what Foucault calls `power's net-like organisation'. all the essays within the quantity embed the manuscripts they speak about specifically units of private relationships, performed in particular social environments - within the schoolroom or the monastery, at court docket, within the gentry family and town, or mediating among those. The essays handle, between others, problems with gender, patronage, prestige, self-authorization, and gentry and concrete sociability, in experiences starting from the 12th to the 16th centuries. participants: SUZANNE REYNOLDS, KANTIK GHOSH, KATE HARRIS, KATHLEEN L. SCOTT, JOHN THOMPSON, CAROL M. MEALE, ANNE M. DUTTON, JAMES P. CARLEY, DAVID R. CARLSON
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A cross crosslet (or botonny) gules on the central chevronel of the FitzHugh arms possibly indicates the bearer's clerical status: this is supported by a number of comparable cases, including that of the arms of Stephen Mauley in the nave clerestory arcade in York Minster. 16 The left-hand coat may be identi®ed as the arms of Robert FitzHugh, bishop of London from 1431 until his death in 1436. He was the son of the king's chamberlain, Henry, Lord FitzHugh of Ravensworth Castle in Yorkshire. Robert FitzHugh was appointed master of St Leonard's Hospital in York on 15 March 1415: he was also a canon of York, holding the prebendary of Grindale Ball, `English Parochial Clergy', pp.
Sargent, `Versions of the Life of Christ: Nicholas Love's Mirror and Related Works', Poetica 42 (1995), 39±70 (pp. 61±2). It is printed in The Mirrour of the Blessed Lyf of Jesu Christ, ed. L. F. Powell (Oxford, 1908), p. 36. 32 Note that in Oxford, University College, MS 123, the Mirror is followed by a tract on prayer (fols. 74v±75v) in which devotional entent is all-important: the tract teaches how to moralize the various parts of one's bed into holy meditations. 3d ± 1/1/0 ± 15:22 ± diskB&B/mp Nicholas Love and Wyclif®te Notions of `Authority' 25 theoretical framework, `exposicio', in the terms of Wyclif 's image, is no longer `ancilla textus', but has raised itself to the status of `domina'.
26 The interpolation is of course central to Love's own rhetorical The Lanterne of Li¿t, ed. L. M. Swinburn, EETS OS 151 (London, 1917), p. 31. `Lukynge in haly bukes: Lectio in Some Late Medieval Spiritual Miscellanies', in SpaÈtmittelalterliche geistliche Literatur, ed. Hogg, II, 1±27 (p. 23). 3d ± 1/1/0 ± 15:22 ± diskB&B/mp Nicholas Love and Wyclif®te Notions of `Authority' 23 concerns: the non-Scriptural devotional material in his translation must be shown to be as `fructuose' and therefore as `authentic' as the actual biblical passages, and the most ef®cient way of doing this is by citing a major scriptural authority (`e gret doctour & holy apostle Powle').