This booklet bargains new insights into the wealthy and sundry Dutch literature of the center a long time. 16 essays written via best students contemplate this literature within the context of the social, old and cultural advancements of the interval during which it took form. the gathering contains reviews of the main consultant authors, genres and works of the time.
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Extra resources for Medieval Dutch Literature in its European Context (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, Volume 21)
Prevenier and W. Blockmans, The Burgundian Netherlands (Cambridge University Press, 1985), pp. 139-40, 310-12. 7 W. Prevenier, 'La demographie des villes du comte de Flandre aux xive et xve siecles', Revue du Nord 65 (1983), 255-75. 26 W. PREVENIER 8 W. Prevenier, 'Officials in Town and Countryside in the Low Countries. Social and Professional Developments from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century', Acta Historica Neerlandicae 7 (1974), 1-17. 9 J. Dhondt, 'Ordres ou puissances. L'exemple des Etats de Flandre', Annales, Economies, Societes, Civilisations 5 (1950), 289-305.
Moreover, in the more light-headed Arras Chansons of the thirteenth century the bourgeois class is indeed often the central theme, both in terms of admiration for their economic success stories and in terms of critical—satiric reflections on the immorality of fiscally fraudulent businessmen or sexually frivolous bourgeois ladies of Arras. Why do we not find an analogous cultural pattern in the cities of the Low Countries of the thirteenth century, even though the social make-up was comparable? In the case of Brabant and Holland, particularly the latter, we can attribute this to the fact that their economic growth began comparatively late.
42-54. 6 J. Huizinga, The Waning of the Middle Ages (New York: Penguin, 1979), pp. 54-8; W. Prevenier and W. Blockmans, The Burgundian Netherlands (Cambridge University Press, 1985), pp. 139-40, 310-12. 7 W. Prevenier, 'La demographie des villes du comte de Flandre aux xive et xve siecles', Revue du Nord 65 (1983), 255-75. 26 W. PREVENIER 8 W. Prevenier, 'Officials in Town and Countryside in the Low Countries. Social and Professional Developments from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century', Acta Historica Neerlandicae 7 (1974), 1-17.