Bernardino of Sienna and the Valois

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Dr.. Richard Gay, Associate Professor of Art History and Associate Dean (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: The French sermon Les Douze Périls d’enfer highlights the fifteenth-century interest in the art of dying well and confession. Drawing upon visual and textual evidence, this poster focuses on the origin of the sermon, specifically its connections with the Observant Franciscans and the Valois monarchy. The French text is demonstrated to be an augmented translation of a Latin sermon by Bernardino of Sienna, whose canonization in 1450 may have served as impetus for the translation. Commissioned by a Valois queen, the sermon exemplifies the Valois support of the Franciscans, which at times was contentious.

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UNCP Research and Creativity Showcase
Language: English
Date: 2019
Les Douze Périls d’enfer, French Sermons, Latin Sermons, Medieval Sermons, Valois Monarchy, Observant Franciscans, San Bernardino of Siena

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