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There are two known laments by the fourteenth-century Brabant poet Jan Knibbe, one for Duke Wenceslas of Brabant († 7/8 December 1383) and one for the Flemish Count Louis of Male († 30 January 1384). The poet allegorises both rulers’ heraldic animals and gives them speaking parts. The heraldic animals thereby function as a trait d’union between the deceased ruler, his successor, the territory, and the subjects. The manner in which heraldic symbolism is employed conforms to contemporaneous methods of portrayal which enjoyed widespread recognition in society at large.

In: Figurations animalières à travers les textes et l’image en Europe
The Interplay between Scholarly Reflection and Artistic Production
Modernity has historically defined itself by relation to classical antiquity on the one hand, and the medieval on the other. While early modernity’s relation to Antiquity has been amply documented, its relation to the medieval has been less studied. This volume seeks to address this omission by presenting some preliminary explorations of this field. In seventeen essays ranging from the Italian Renaissance to Enlightenment France, it focuses on three main themes: continuities and discontinuities between the medieval and early modern, early modern re-uses of medieval matter, and conceptualizations of the medieval. Collectively, the essays illustrate how early modern medievalisms differ in important respects from post-Romantic views of the medieval, ultimately calling for a re-definition of the concept of medievalism itself.

Contributors include: Mette Bruun, Peter Damian-Grint, Anne-Marie De Gendt, Daphne Hoogenboezem, Tiphaine Karsenti, Joost Keizer, Waldemar Kowalski, Elena Lombardi, Coen Maas, Pieter Mannaerts, Christoph Pieper, Jacomien Prins, Adam Shear, Paul Smith, Martin Spies, Andrea Worm, and Aurélie Zygel-Basso.
In: Early Modern Medievalisms