254. Love, Reign Over Me: The Romance of the Rose

Posted on 22 May 2016

Sex, reason, and religion in Jean de Meun’s completion of an allegory of courtly love, the Roman de la Rose.

Further Reading
• F. Horgan (trans.), The Romance of the Rose (Oxford: 1994).
• The Medieval French text as e-book.
• Roman de la Rose Digital Library.
• K. Brownlee and S. Huot (eds), Rethinking the Romance of the Rose: Text, Image, Reception (Philadelphia: 1992).
• N. Cohn, The World-View of a Thirteenth-Century Parisian Intellectual: Jean de Meun and the Roman de la Rose (Durham: 1961).
• J.V. Fleming, Reason and the Lover (Princeton: 1984).
• J.M. Fyler, Language and the Declining World in Chaucer, Dante, and Jean de Meun (Cambridge: 2007).
• S. Kay, The Romance of the Rose (London: 1995).
• M. Luria, A Reader’s Guide to the Roman de la Rose (Hamden: 1982).
• J. Morton, The Roman de la rose in its Philosophical Context: Art, Nature, and Ethics (Oxford: 2018).
• K.A. Ott, Der Rosenroman (Darmstadt: 1980).


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