Sermon Joyeux and Polemic

Two Sixteenth-Century Applications of the Legend of the Fifteen Signs

Sermon Joyeux and Polemic

58 pp., 6 x 9, notes

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9073-8
    Published: January 1968

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These two anonymous French poems indicated that the medieval legend of the Fifteen Signs Before the Judgment still had a place in the intellectual background of the sixteenth century. They reveal the legend's decaying status as well as suggests its new uses, catching the Renaissance in the course of its transition from medieval to modern.