Medieval France. An Encyclopedia

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generally organized as follows: primary sources (editions, then translations where
appropriate), followed by secondary scholarship, cited alphabetically by author.
A work of this magnitude requires the collaboration and cooperation of many persons.
Our deepest gratitude goes in the first place to the many colleagues who graciously gave
of their time and knowledge to write the articles that are the very soul of this enterprise;
their names are listed both at the beginning of the volume and after the articles they
contributed. In addition to writing key articles, several colleagues provided special
assistance in drawing up lists of entries and defining coverage for specific areas: Matilda
T.Bruckner for vernacular romance, William W.Clark for art history, Margot Fassler for
music, Alan E.Knight for theater, Whitney S.Stoddard for art history, and Roy
S.Rosenstein for Occitan poetry. Other colleagues generously contributed some of the
photographs used to illustrate this volume: Rebecca Baltzer, Karen Gould, and Joan
Holladay. The editors wish to express deep appreciation to Whitney S.Stoddard for
making his superb collection of photographs available and to Oberlin College for
permitting reproduction of photographs from the Clarence Ward Photograph Collection.
Joseph Romano was most helpful in connection with the Ward photographs. The editors
wish to thank the following libraries and museums for permission to reproduce items in
their collections: Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; Archives Nationale,
Paris; Bargello, Florence; Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence; Bibliothèque de
l’Arsenal, Paris; Bibliothèque Municipale d’Arras; Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai;
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale
University; British Library; Cleveland Museum of Art; The Cloisters, New York; Louvre,
Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National
Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Pierpont Morgan Library, New York; Walters Art
Gallery, Baltimore. Also, Joel Herschman, Virginia Jansen, and the French National
Tourist Office permitted reproduction of photographs. Help with typing, bibliography
checking, and computer applications was provided by Elisabeth Barret, Mary-Alis Kibler,
Jennifer A. Zinn, Thelma Roush, and Terri Mitchell. For timely help in art history, we are
particularly grateful to Stacy L. Boldrick and Karen Gould. Finally, this work would
never have seen the day without the suggestions, insights, and careful copyediting by
Gary Kuris of Garland Publishing. Also at Garland, Helga McCue was instrumental in
the early production stages of the encyclopedia, while Eunice Petrini’s patience, good
humor, eagle-eye, and gentle wisdom proved invaluable in the final editing and
assembling of the volume. The University of Texas and Oberlin College provided
research assistance to the editors.

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