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Author Robert-Nicoud, Vincent Corentin, 1987- author.

Title The world upside-down in 16th century French literature and visual culture / by Vincent Robert-Nicoud
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages)
Series Faux titre : etudes de langue et litterature francaises, 0167-9392 ; volume 426
Faux titre ; no. 426
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction The Sixteenth-Century World Upside Down; Chapter 1 Adages, Paradoxes and Emblems; 1 Erasmus's Adages of Inversion; 1.1 'To set the cart before the horse' (I, vii, 28); 1.2 Other Adages of Inversion; 1.3 Foolish Adages in Rabelais and Bruegel; 1.3.1 Gargantua's Youth and the Officers of Quinte Essence; 1.3.2 Bruegel's Topsy-Turvy World; 1.4 Polemical Adages in Baïf's Mimes; 1.4.1 Adages and Animals; 1.4.2 Adages of Folly; 2 Paradoxes; 2.1 Erasmus's Encomium Moriae; 2.2 Lando's Paradossi and the Paradoxe contre les lettres
2.1.3 L'Extrême-Onction de la marmite papale2.1.4 La Polymachie des marmitons; 2.1.5 La Desolation des freres de robe grise; 2.2 Visual Images; 2.2.1 Celuy qui en Satan se fie james nen a que tronperie; 2.2.2 Le Renversement de la grand marmite; 2.3 Eschatological Laughter; 3 Rabelais's Posthumous Tradition; 3.1 L'Isle Sonnante; 3.2 The Songes drôlatiques de Pantagruel; 3.3 Rabelais's Posterity; 4 Catholic Responses; 4.1 Biblical References; 4.2 Cooking Pots and Cannibalism; Chapter 4 Social and Cosmic Disorders; 1 France as a World Upside Down; 1.1 Hubris and Social Disorders
2.3 The Metaphorical Lower Body2.3.1 The Ennasés; 2.3.2 Grippe-Minaud and the Chats-fourrez; 3 Wisdom and Folly; 3.1 The Wisdom of Folly; 3.2 Foolish Trials; 3.3 Foolish Debates; 3.3.1 Thaumaste and Nazedecabre; 3.3.2 Triboullet; 4 Conclusion; Chapter 3 Religious Satire and Overturned Cooking Pots; 1 The Cooking Pot Trope; 1.1 Biblical Cooking Pots; 1.2 Infernal Cooking Pots; 1.3 The Cannibal's Cooking Pot; 2 Huguenot Satires; 2.1 Pamphlets and Libelles; 2.1.1 Satyres chrestiennes de la cuisine papale; 2.1.2 La Comédie du pape malade et tirant à sa fin
3 Moral Emblems3.1 Wisdom and Folly; 3.1.1 La Perrière's Morosophie; 3.1.2 Alciato's Emblemata; 3.1.3 Other Emblem Books; 3.2 Humility and Arrogance; 3.2.1 Descriptive Emblems; 3.2.2 Protestant Emblems; 4 Carnivalesque Emblems; 4.1 Carnival and Laughter; 4.2 The Lower Body Stratum; 4.2.1 The Male Lower Body Stratum; 4.2.2 The Female Licentious Body; 4.2.3 Scatological Emblems; 5 Emblems of the Religious Wars; 5.1 Social Disorders; 5.1.1 The Ship of State; 5.1.2 Discord; 5.2 Polemic and Inversion; 5.2.1 Secular Emblems; 5.2.2 Religious Emblems; 5.2.3 The World in Turmoil
5.2.4 Polemical Cooking Pots5.2.5 Animal Clerics; 6 Conclusion; Chapter 2 Rabelais's World Upside Down; 1 Carnivalesque Rituals; 1.1 Rabelais and Carnival; 1.2 Carnival in Gargantua and Pantagruel; 1.2.1 Epistémon's Katabasis; 1.2.2 Fallen Kings; 1.2.3 Jean Lemaire de Belges and François Villon; 1.3 The Fight between Carnival and Lent in the Quart Livre; 1.3.1 Quaresmeprenant; 1.3.2 Pantagruel and the Andouilles; 1.3.3 Mardigras; 2 Grotesque Body; 2.1 The World Upside Down of Antiphysie; 2.2 The Microcosmic Body in Rabelais; 2.2.1 World in Pantagruel's Mouth; 2.2.2 Messere Gaster
Summary "In The World Upside-Down in 16th Century French Literature and Visual Culture Vincent Robert-Nicoud offers an interdisciplinary account of the topos of the world upside-down in early modern France. To call something 'topsy-turvy' in the sixteenth century is to label it as abnormal. The topos of the world upside-down evokes a world in which everything is inside-out and out of bounds: fish live in trees, children rule over their parents, and rivers flow back to their source. The world upside-down proves to be key in understanding how the social, political, and religious turmoil of sixteenth-century France was represented and conceptualised, and allows us to explore the dark side of the Renaissance by unpacking one of its most prevalent metaphors"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 25, 2019)
Subject Art -- France -- History.
French literature -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- France -- History -- 16th century
Renaissance -- France.
Satire, French.
Symbolic inversion in art.
Symbolic inversion in literature.
French literature.
Intellectual life.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Literature and society.
Satire, French.
Symbolic inversion in art.
Symbolic inversion in literature.
France -- History -- 16th century.
France -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018046557
ISBN 9004381821