Folger call number: P95.55 .S63465 2015
Folger holdings ID: 495906
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-485) and index 'Spoken word and social practice: Orality in Europe (1400-1700)' addresses historians and literary scholars. It aims to recapture oral culture in a variety of literary and non-literary sources, tracking the echo of women's voices, on trial, or bantering and gossiping in literary works, and recapturing those of princes and magistrates, townsmen, villagers, mariners, bandits, and songsmiths. Almost all medieval and early modern writing was marked by the oral. Spoken words and turns of phrase are bedded in writings, and the mental habits of a speaking world shaped texts. Writing also shaped speech; the oral and the written zones had a porous, busy boundary. Cross-border traffic is central to this study, as is the power, range, utility, and suppleness of speech
Witches' words -- Oral transfer of ideas about witchcraft in seventeenth-century Norway / Liv-Helene Willumsen -- St Helena and Love Magic : From the Spanish Inquisition to the Internet / Susana Gala Pellicer -- Words on Trial -- The Power of the Spoken Word : Depositions of the Imperial Chamber Court : Power, Resistance and 'orality' / Matthias Bähr -- Tracking conversation in the Italian courts / Thomas V. Cohen -- Preaching the Word -- Tears for Fears : Mission Preaching in Seventeenth-Century France : a Double Performance / Anne Régent-Susini -- Powerful Words : St Vincent Ferrer's Preaching and the Jews in Medieval Castile / Carolina Losada -- 'A Most Notable Spectacle' : Early Modern Easter Spital Sermons / Sonia Suman -- Word on the Street -- Orality and Mutiny : Authority and Speech amongst the Seafarers of Early Modern London / Richard J. Blakemore -- 'A Blabbermouth Can Barely Control His Tongue' : Political Poems, Songs and Prophecies in the Low Countries (Fifteenth-Sixteenth Centuries) / Jan Dumolyn and Jelle Haemers -- Proverbs and Princes in Post-Reformation England / Marcus Harmes and Gillian Colclough -- Gossip and Gossipers -- The Meanings of Gossip in Sixteenth-Century Venice / Elizabeth Horodowich -- Gossip and Social Standing in Celestina : Verbal Venom as Art / Joseph T. Snow -- Prayer, Teaching, and Religious Talk -- Oral Rites : Prayer and Talk in Early Modern France / Virginia Reinburg -- The Seducer's Tongue : Oral and Moral Issues in Medieval Erotodidactic Schooltexts / Rosanna Cantavella -- Preaching God's Word in a Late-medieval Valencian Convent : Isabel de Villena, Writer and Preacher / Lesley K. Twomey
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editor: Twomey, Lesley K.