Ellen Kosmer's research while affiliated with Worcester State University and other places

Publications (6)

Article
The Somme le roi,1 a moral treatise devoted primarily to discussion of the Virtues and Vices, was compiled in 1279 by a Dominican, Frère Lorens,2 at the request of Philippe III of France. A series of fifteen illustrations was designed for the text either at the time it was written or very shortly afterward: the illustrative scheme first appeared in...
Article
Manuscript traditionally attributed to Master Honoré; Kosmer attributes to an anonymous master here called the Somme Master. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Yale University, 1973. Includes bibliographical references (v. 1., leaves 332-356). [Pt. 1. Text]--Pt. 2. Descriptive catalogue of Somme le roi manuscripts according to iconographic groups.--Pt. 3. Illustrati...

Citations

... The purpose of this discussion is to explore the cultural environment in which Ibn Sahula lived and wrote, and to examine an example of the " foreign " literature against which he wrote, and which was so widespread in Castile. The reign of Alfonso X (1252–1284) is characterized by a variety of cultural and political developments[21][22][23]. Alfonso X was renowned as a learned king, and thus received the title: 'El Sabio', the wise[24]. ...
... Vegetation and plants compose powerful repertories of symbolism in manuscripts and religious writings in the Mediterranean region (Robinson 2006). A connection between the spiritual (represented by morals) and the earthly (represented by plants) was often associated with the care of the soul, during the late Middle Ages (Kosmer 1978;Corazzo 1996). ...