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The Jeu d'Adam
MS Tours 927 and the Provenance of the Play

Edited by Christophe Chaguinian

The Jeu d'Adam
Hardback, 304 pages £78.00
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781580442664
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: Film History, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies, Performance
Series: Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph

The Jeu d'Adam is an Anglo-Norman mid-twelfth-century representation of several biblical stories, including the temptation of Adam and Eve and the subsequent fall, Cain and Abel, and the prophets Isaiah and Daniel. Its framework builds on the Latin responses of the mass during the liturgical season of Septuagesima, from before Lent to Easter. This collection of essays explores whether this early play was monastic or secular, its Anglo-Norman character, and the text's musical provenance.

Introduction The Jeu d'Adam: A Monastic or a Secular Play? by Christophe Chaguinian The Jeu d'Adam, an Anglo-Norman Text? by Catherine Bougy The Responsories of the Ordo representations Ade by Oceane Boudeau Pax Gallie: The Songs of Tours 927
Study and Edition by Mary Channen Caldwell Observations on the Tours Ludus Paschalis
Study and Edition by Michael L. Norton Bibliography Notes on Contributors

Christophe Chaguinian is an Associate Professor of medieval French literature at the university of North Texas. He has also published a critical edition of the Jeu d'Adam (Orleans: Paradigme, 2014).

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 304 pages
 233mm x 155mm

BIC Code:
  HIS037010, PER011020
 Medieval Institute Publications


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