'On the Streets and in the Book': Text, Subtext and Context in Lyon's La Chevauchée de l'asne, 1566

  • Author / Creator
    Pageau, François V.
  • This thesis examines the relationship between text and context in a booklet describing a charivari held in Lyon, in 1566, published in a period of heightened civic social tensions between the first two episodes of armed conflict of the French Wars of Religion. By looking at the printed account of a festive procession, this thesis will explore how the Suppots de la Coquille, a group of small printers who were also prominent members of Lyon’s network of abbeys of misrule, used this publication to assert their social prestige. They embodied a nascent, urban, pragmatic petite bourgeoisie which positioned itself to avoid persecution from polarized religious factions in Lyon. This examination will yield a unique insight into the ways power struggles between urban groups are embedded in a text, and illustrate how this cultural artifact reflects the historical context of its production.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2013
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  • Degree
    Master of Arts
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    University of Alberta
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  • Specialization
    • History
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Gow, Andrew (History and Classics)
    • Caradonna, Jeremy (History and Classics)
    • Coleman, Heather (History and Classics)
    • Lemire, Beverly (History and Classics)