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Sacred FollyA New History of the Feast of Fools$
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Max Harris

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449567

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.001.0001

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Rumors of Disorder

Rumors of Disorder

(p.143) Chapter 12 Rumors of Disorder
Sacred Folly

Max Harris

Cornell University Press

This chapter examines unwarranted rumors of disorder in the Feast of Fools despite the evidence of sustained support by cathedral chapters. One such rumor arises from a reference to the Feast of Fools in the Roman de Renart, a collection of fables by various authors about Renart the fox and his friends. Not all rumors of disorder are necessarily the product of later scholarship. An early snippet of complaint can be found in William of Perault's Summa de vitiis, written before 1236. This chapter shows how some of the rumors of disorder in the Feast of Fools were started and how poorly they stand up to close scrutiny.

Keywords:   rumors of disorder, Feast of Fools, cathedral chapters, Roman de Renart, fables, William of Perault, Summa de vitiis

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