Aucassin and Nicolette


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Aucassin and Nicolette

the love story of 12th-century France. [Fr. Lit.: Aucassin and Nicolette]
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"'The Unequal Scales of Love': Love and Social Class in Andreas Capellanus's De Amore and Some Later Texts" sets off unexpectedly from Ben Jonson but then travels from twelfth-century Champagne to Margery Paston, via Le Roman de la Rose, Medwall's Fulgens and Lucres, and Aucassin and Nicolette. "Writing the Clock: the Reconstruction of Time in the Late Middle Ages" examines references to clocks, and time, in Chaucer, Dante, Villon, and the Cely letters, before discussing the invention of the mechanical clock, probably in the late thirteenth century, and its influence on changing concepts of time.
The treatments of Martianus and Boethius are particularly effective, as well as the interpretations of Aucassin and Nicolette and the Vita Nuova, but one of the major qualities of the book is its capacity to employ little-known texts such as the Cosmographia of `Aethicus Ister' alongside such familiar authors.