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February 2014
 
Richard Mulcaster c.1531-1611 - Un éducateur de la Renaissance anglaise

Author : Jacqueline Cousin-Desjobert. Paris : S.P.M. 2013, volume illustré de 434 pp.
 
     Ce livre est une nouvelle édition, allégée d'une annexe en latin, du livre publié en 2003 sous le titre La Théorie et la pratique d’un éducateur élisabéthain Richard Mulcaster c. 16531-1611 dont Jean-Claude Margolin propose un compte-rendu dans le numéro 176 de Moreana en juin 2009.
     « Brillant lettré de Cambridge et Oxford, Membre du Parlement,
Richard Mulcaster accepta la tâche ingrate de maître d’école à Londres au service des marchands-tailleurs et marchands de soie. Tenu d’enseigner strictement les lettres classiques à leurs fils, il chercha dans sa longue pratique de directeur de « grammar-schools » à éduquer à la fois le corps et l’esprit par la valorisation de l’exercice et des sports, dont le tennis et le football…
     Disciple de Juan Luis Vives, il prôna l’usage de la langue vernaculaire
selon des règles strictes tout en rêvant d’une formation efficace de maîtres convaincus de leur mission et d’une politique de sélection de futures élites capables d’œuvrer au bien commun au lieu d’encombrer la société de leur oisiveté et il suggéra d’admettre les filles sur les bancs de l’école… »

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January 2014

Pour l'Amour du Ciel- La mort, le péché et l'Au-delà dans les écrits de Thomas More
                                                                          
Author : Marie-Claire PHELIPPEAU
Preface by Germain Marc'hadour – Moreana Editions, 426 p.

Why did Thomas More repeatedly refuse to sign Henry VIII's oath, until he had no choice but suffer a traitor's death? For heaven's sake!
Marie-Claire Phélippeau does not research the political motivations that justified More's opposition to his sovereign but the spiritual reasons that led him to prefer martyrdom.

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December 19, 2013 - Moreana Vol. 50 No 193-194 is published !

     This December 2013 issue signals the fiftieth anniversary of the journal Moreana! Once again this issue is quite rich, pursuing the study of More, Renaissance and Tyranny (Stephen Smith, Nicolas Tenaillon and Peter Milward), analyzing specific aspects of Utopia and utopias (More and Bacon by Céline Beaud) and continuing the story of Charles V’s letter to Thomas More (Eugenio Olivares Merino).
     This Moreana issue will also be remembered for the fine comparative study of Boethius and More by Elizabeth McCutcheon, as well as for her in-depth analysis of the recent English translation of Utopia by Dominic Baker-Smith. Jorge Bastos da Silva proposes an essay on Southey’s Sir Thomas More and Francis Carpinelli opens for us the doors of Thomas More’s neighbors in the City of London. Pierre Kapitaniak reviews Timothy Chesters’s Walking By Night: Ghost stories in Late Renaissance France.
     Worthy of note are also the fine reproductions of ancient books, proposed as occasional illustrations of articles and the core of Patricia Brace’s paper on Margaret Roper and the Representation of Lady Rhetoric.

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December 19, 2013 - The Newsletter-Gazette is available!

     This Gazette 28 is particularly lively and rich in news from many horizons.
     The great news is the move of Abbé Germain Marc’hadour from Angers, for his beloved Brittany – albeit without his dear books.
     We grieve over the recent passing of a number of our friends and we wish to thank those of you who have sent us photos and shared memories in this Downloadable Gazette.
     Thank you for writing! Please continue to send articles, photos and paper cuttings!

Valete Omnes !

November 12, 2013 - Conference by Marie-Claire Phélippeau
July 25, 2013 - Clare M. Murphy has passed away...
June 25, 2013 - Moreana Vol. 50 No 191-192 is published !
June 25, 2013 - The Newsletter-Gazette No 27 is on the website!

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