Jacques de Vitry Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Böhmer, H. “Jacob (James) of Vitry (Jacques de Vitry).” In The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, edited by Samuel Macauley Jackson, p. 80. New York: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1910.

Sketches Jacques's life and career.

Gurevich, Aaron. “Heresy and Literacy: Evidence of the Thirteenth-Century ‘Exempla.’” In Heresy and Literacy, 1000-1530, edited by Peter Biller and Anne Hudson, pp. 104-11. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Explores the prevalence of guarded attitudes towards literacy due to its association with heresy; Jacques's use of the vernacular is mentioned in passing.

Hinnebusch, John Frederick. “The Life and Writings of Jacques de Vitry” and “The Historia Orientalis of Jacques de Vitry.” In The Historia Orientalis of Jacques de Vitry, edited by John Frederick Hinnebusch, pp. 3–15, 16–31. Fribourg, Switzerland: The University Press, 1972.

Outlines what is known of Jacques's life and work, evaluates his skills as a historian, and discusses the Historia Orientalis.

Paden, W. D. “MT. 1352: Jacques de Vitry, the Mensa Philosophica, Hödeken, and Tennyson.” Journal of American Folklore 58 (1945): 35-47.

Studies the origins of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's play The Devil and the Lady and considers to what degree Jacques may be properly credited as its source.

Additional coverage of Jacques de Vitry's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 208.