Title: 'Une si belle histoire de nos propres seigneurs.' La noblesse brabançonne et la littérature en néerlandais (première moitié du XIVe siècle)
Other Titles: A beautiful history of our own masters.' - Brabant nobility and Dutch literature (first half of XIVth century)
Authors: Sleiderink, Remco # ×
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: De Boeck & Larcier
Series Title: Le Moyen Age. Revue d’histoire et de philologie vol:113 issue:3-4 pages:549-567
Host Document: Le Moyen Âge: Revue d'Histoire et de Philologie
Abstract: To what extent did the aristocracy of Brabant contribute to the blossoming of literature in Dutch during the first half of the 14(th) Century? In an attempt to answer this question, the article first of all examines the form and content of some 50 manuscripts (the list of which is provided in an annex) written in the Duchy during that period. Moreover, new texts were being composed in Brabant at that time. The circumstances of their drafting demonstrate that from then on all strata of the nobility in Brabant regarded Dutch as a literary language. Dutch literature was actively encouraged by the bourgeoisie, but also by aristocratic circles. Because of the Duchy's growing political isolation, the influence of French literature declined while interest for local history was aroused.
ISSN: 0027-2841
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Literary Studies Research Unit - miscellaneous
Dutch Literature, Campus Brussels
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