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De la crainte à la fascination : l'Orient vu d'Europe et de la cour de Bourgogne (XIIIe-XVe siècles)

Abstract : The Orient, seen from the court of Burgundy, appears to us through several prisms, which are successively treated in this memoir. The broadest of these visions embraces the challenges of crusades, pilgrimages and encyclopedias. This backdrop finds particular relief in the Dukes of Valois de Bourgogne, in whom bibliophilia, political ambitions and Eastern fascination are intertwined: this is the exemplary illustration of a European phenomenon, that of the evolution of the relations between the princes of the West and the East. A fascination born in fear and confrontation, but whose heritage is notably the extraordinary French manuscript 2810, preserved at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, whose study of miniatures occupies the last part of this thesis. This new vision is thus carried by the accounts of travellers - Marco Polo, Odoric of Pordenone, Hayton of Korykos... -, whose mirabilia, whose wonders, are put into images by Parisian illuminators: an astonishing game of mirror from which the occasion of a study of medieval perceptions is born.
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Rémi Plotard. De la crainte à la fascination : l'Orient vu d'Europe et de la cour de Bourgogne (XIIIe-XVe siècles). Histoire. 2017. ⟨dumas-02466777⟩

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