Le Passavant

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BRILL, 2004 M01 1 - 409 pages
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The "Epistola Magistri Benedicti Passavantii" (1553) or the "Passavant" is a satire in epistolary form, written by the reformer Theodore Beza and addressed to Pierre Lizet, ex-president of the Parliamant of Paris. He makes use of the satire in order to propagate the ideas of the Reformation: Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura. This edition contains, apart from the text in macaronic Latin, a translation in French and the first detailed commentary from a historical, theological and literary perspective. The introduction deals inter alia with the macaronic Latin and the influence of Rabelais, Erasmus, von Hutten and Viret. Finally, the "Complainte de Messire Lizet sur le trespas de son feu nez" is added for the first time with a commentary.
 

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Contents

La Genèse du Passavant
3
Ridiculiser le ridicule
33
Le Passavant une vraie macaronée?
52
Bèze et Rabelais
66
Bèze et Erasme
86
Bèze Hutten et lesprit satirique
99
Bèze et Viret collègues et amis
119
Les Editions du Passavant
129
Complainte de Messire Lizet sur le Trespas de son feu nez
365
Bibliographie
381
Index Nominum
397

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About the author (2004)

Jeltine L.R. Ledegang-Keegstra, Ph.D. (2001) in History, University of Leiden, studied French language and literature, Italian and Medieval English at the Free University of Amsterdam and the University of Strasbourg. She is an authority on Beza and an expert in the field of satire and macaronic Latin.

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