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A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet

Christina Normore

Abstract

Even centuries later, to read accounts of late medieval banquets is to enter a fantastic world where gilded stags burst into song, the Holy Church may suddenly appear to beg aid from the assembled nobles, and four and twenty musicians play within a pie. This book brings together the understudied array of surviving artworks, archival documents, chroniclers accounts and cookbooks to retrace these events and reassess the late medieval visual culture in which they were so highly prized. Patronized by trend-setting rulers such as the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and drawing on the talents of the leadin ... More

Keywords: medieval, feast, banquet, spectacle, burgundy, court, performance, multimedia, magnificence, entremets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226242200
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226242347.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Normore, author
Northwestern University.

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