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7 Oct 2008
Jean-Luc Deuffic

Exposition : Le rayonnement de l’école de Saint-Victor


Le rayonnement de l’école de Saint-Victor :
Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Mazarine

22 septembre – 7 novembre 2008


(c) Bibliothèque Mazarine. Ms 143. Bible glosée (ca 1210)

Depuis l’époque révolutionnaire, la Bibliothèque Mazarine conserve un très riche fonds de manuscrits issus d’établissements religieux parisiens. Nombreux sont les volumes qui proviennent de l’abbaye de Saint-Victor ou qui contiennent des œuvres de chanoines victorins. Cette abondance s’explique avant tout par le destin exceptionnel de l’abbaye de Saint-Victor de Paris. Fondé en 1108 par le maître parisien Guillaume de Champeaux, l’établissement situé en contrebas de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève devient, en quelques dizaines d’années, une puissante abbaye de chanoines réguliers sous l’abbatiat de Gilduin, mort en 1155. À la même époque, l’école de Saint-Victor s’affirme comme l’une des plus remarquables de l’Occident médiéval. Sa fortune intellectuelle s’explique par une lignée de maîtres se succédant tout au long du XIIe siècle et par la diversité des domaines où ils se sont illustrés.
Hugues, Achard, Godefroid, André, Richard ou encore Garnier ont contribué à renouveler aussi bien les méthodes pédagogiques, les sciences et techniques, la géographie et l’historiographie, que l’exégèse biblique, la systématisation théologique et la spiritualité, la poésie liturgique et la pastorale. Le rayonnement international de Saint-Victor se fait sentir tant chez les auteurs scolastiques du XIIIe siècle que chez les représentants d’une spiritualité plus méditative (/devotio moderna/) aux XIVe et XVe siècles.
La bibliothèque de Saint-Victor est l’une des plus prestigieuses du Moyen Âge. Elle gagne une renommée égale à celle de l’école et devient aux XIVe-XVe siècles un des réceptacles du pré-humanisme français (Nicolas de Clamanges, Jean Gerson).
Cette exposition a été réalisée dans le cadre du colloque : /1108-2008 : L’influence et le rayonnement de l’école de Saint-Victor de Paris au Moyen Âge/, qui a eu lieu du 24 au 27 septembre 2008 au Collège des Bernardins
Catalogue de 10 pages, rédigé par Cédric Giraud (Université de Nancy 2) et Patricia Stirnemann (IRHT-CNRS).
Du lundi au vendredi, de 10 h à 18 h (sauf les 7, 15, 21, 23 et 28 octobre après-midis). Entrée libre.

Bibliothèque Mazarine [Lien]
23, quai de Conti
75006 Paris
Isabelle de Conihout
conservateur en chef, fonds ancien

12 Mar 2008
Jean-Luc Deuffic

Expositions

The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand
28 March – 15 June 2008
State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Curated by Professor Emeritus Margaret Manion AO
This spectacular free exhibition of medieval and early Renaissance illuminated manuscripts celebrates the art of the hand-written book or manuscript. Around half the works are from Cambridge University and its colleges, which together hold one of the greatest collections of medieval manuscripts in the western world, The remainder are from distinguished public collections in Australia and New Zealand, including works from the State Library of Victoria’s own collection. Over 90 manuscripts will be on display. Dating from the 8th to the 16th centuries, they include examples of deluxe book production from Byzantium, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Works on display will include sacred traditional texts as well as works of music, law, history, science and literature. These exquisite manuscripts offer a wealth of information on art and learning, and provide fascinating insights into the life and times of the medieval and Renaissance periods.
Further information at:
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/goto/medieval
The exhibition catalogue for the State Library of Victoria exhibition The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand is now available on-line for pre-sales through Readers Feast bookstore.
Pre-purchase your copy at:
http://www.readersfeast.com.au/
Contact: Robert Heather
Manager, Events and Exhibitions
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000 AUSTRALIA
Email: rheather@slv.vic.gov.au
website: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich has just opened the exhibition \”Kulturkosmos der Renaissance\” which celebrates the 450th anniversary of its foundation and is on show until 1 June. You find more information on
http://www.450jahre-bsb.de/
The lavishly illustrated catalogue is available for 29 Euro by mail order from
http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/265.0.html
Info:
Dr. Bettina Wagner
Abteilung fuer Handschriften und Alte Drucke
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Ludwigstr. 16
D-80539 Muenchen
bettina.wagner@bsb-muenchen.de

16 Fév 2008
Jean-Luc Deuffic

University of Chicago Library : Le Roman de la Rose & Le Jeu des Échecs Moralisé : Exposition

La Bibliothèque Universitaire de Chicago [Lien] expose deux manuscrits précieux de la littérature médiévale: Le Roman de la Rose (ms 1380) et le Jeu des échecs moralisés (ms 392) …
Communiqué donné sur le site University of Chicago News Office [Lien]:

University of Chicago Library reunites ‘most popular medieval love poem’ with its mate …
The University of Chicago Library acquired a 14th-century manuscript of “Le Roman de la Rose,” or “The Romance of the Rose”—which scholars have referred to as the most popular medieval love poem — reuniting it after a 100-year separation with a manuscript with which it was previously bound.
In 1907, the manuscript of “Le Roman de la Rose” was separated from that of “Le Jeu des Échecs Moralisé,” or “The Moralized Game of Chess,” which the University of Chicago Library acquired in 1931.

Both manuscripts will be on display in the Library’s Special Collections Research Center at 1100 E. 57th St., beginning Feb. 14 as part of the exhibition: “Romance and Chess: A Tale of Two Manuscripts Reunited.” Opening remarks will be made at 12:30 p.m. at the Valentine’s Day opening by Alice Schreyer, Director of the Special Collections Research Center; Daisy Delogu, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literature; and Aden Kumler, Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture at the University of Chicago. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will run through March 14.
“Bringing the two parts of this book back together will enable discoveries that would not be possible if they remained apart,” Schreyer said.
Added Delogu, “This ‘Le Roman de la Rose’ manuscript has extraordinary potential to enrich research and teaching opportunities here at Chicago, and will be of interest to scholars of manuscript culture and literary studies worldwide. ‘Le Roman de la Rose’ is arguably the single-most influential vernacular text of the late French Middle Ages.”
In addition to selected photographs and information already available online, the Library plans to add digital surrogates of the manuscripts to its Web site by Feb. 14 at http://roseandchess.lib.uchicago.edu.
The initial section of “Le Roman de la Rose,” an allegorical poem on the art of love, was written by Guillaume de Lorris beginning in the late 1230s — at the height of the age of courtly love and chivalry. The poem was extended and completed between 1270 and 1280 by Jean de Meun, who presented a more rational and cynical view of love. Numerous copies of the poem were made. The copy acquired by the University of Chicago Library was created in France about 1365 — almost 100 years before the invention of the printing press. The manuscript includes more than 40 miniatures by the Master of Saint Voult, an artist associated with illuminators who worked for King Charles V.
Chicago’s manuscript of “Le Jeu des Échecs Moralisé” was also created in France about 1365, and includes 13 illuminations by the Master of Saint Voult. The recorded provenance, or ownership history, of the two manuscripts bound together in one book dates to the 16th century.
In 1907, the manuscripts were purchased at Sotheby’s by Sir Sydney Cockerell, who had the volume disbound. The University of Chicago acquired “Le Jeu des Échecs Moralisé” in 1931; Cockerell sold “Le Roman de la Rose”to an antiquarian bookseller, Pierre Berès, in 1957, who later sold it to a private individual. The manuscript remained in private hands until it was purchased by the gallery Les Enluminures LTD of Paris and Chicago.
Sandra Hindman, a University of Chicago alumna who represented Les Enluminures, recognized the unusual provenance of the manuscript.
“Very few manuscripts of ‘Le Roman de la Rose’ now exist in private hands, so the opportunities for collectors — individuals or libraries — to acquire a copy remain very limited,” Hindman said. “This one, with its sterling provenance and its rich 14th-century cycle of illumination by an artist of the French court, is unusually fine.”
Members of the Library Visiting Committee, the University of Chicago Library Society, individual donors and the B.H. Breslauer Foundation also recognized the importance of bringing the manuscripts together. Their donations, combined with library endowments, made the purchase of this “Le Roman de la Rose” possible. It is now one of the highlights in the University of Chicago Library’s collection of early manuscripts, which also includes more than 60 Goodspeed New Testament manuscripts.
University faculty members in the departments of art history, music, Romance languages and literatures, English and history are pleased about the impact that the acquisition will have on research and teaching at Chicago.
“The reunion of parts of a medieval manuscript provides a rare and wonderful opportunity,” said Christina von Nolcken, Associate Professor in English Language & Literature and Chair of the Committee on Medieval Studies. “This is especially the case today, when scholars tend to work with manuscripts as a whole rather than with individual texts.”
Source:
University of Chicago News Office
5801 South Ellis Avenue – Room 200
Chicago, Illinois 60637-1473
Permalink: http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/08/080207.love.poem.shtml
Discover Two Reunited Medieval Manuscripts [Link]
Les manuscrits numérisés:
¤ Le Jeu des échecs moralisé (The Moralized Game of Chess) University of Chicago Library MS 392 [Link]
¤ Le Roman de la Rose (The Romance of the Rose) University of Chicago Library MS 1380 [Link]
Illustration: (c) University of Chicago Library MS 1380

Voir sur notre blog [Lien] et la suite [Lien] pour les manuscrits du Roman de la Rose, et ICOROSE, le nouveau site de l’Université de La Laguna (Espagne) [Lien
Ici [Lien] pour le Jeu des échecs moralisés.

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