HAYTON, Magda and Robert Laurence John SHAW. Communicating solutions to the Great Western Schism in 1380s France. Mediaeval Studies. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2018, vol. 80, No 1, p. 297-338. ISSN 0076-5872.
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Original name Communicating solutions to the Great Western Schism in 1380s France
Authors HAYTON, Magda (124 Canada) and Robert Laurence John SHAW (826 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2018, 0076-5872.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 60304 Religious studies
Country of publisher Canada
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/18:00124801
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords in English Great Western Schism; France; clandestine; Hildegard of Bingen; Pierre Pocquet; Simon du Bosc
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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This article argues that despite an official royal ban on discussing solutions to the Great Western Schism (1378-1417) in France from 1381 to approximately 1392, conversation continued, employing new literary and rhetorical forms and new back-channels of communication. Two major discourses are examined: that of Hildegardian prophecy and one that took place amid the monastic reform activity of the French Celestines; the works considered include an anonymous epistola diaboli, excerpts from twelfth-century apocalyptic prophecies, a monastic vita Christi text and an allegorical travel narrative. The conversants identified include Pierre d'Ailly, Simon du Bosc, Pierre Pocquet, Philippe de Mezieres, and Pierre de Luxembourg. The clandestine conversation perpetuated by these well-connected men played a key role in modifying the discourse surrounding the Schism by enhancing its existential and subversive qualities and, once the ban was lifted, became an influential part of public discourse.
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