Secular Texts

Roman de la Rose

Identifier: Fragmenta Manuscripta 156

Date: 1300-1350

Contents: Roman de la Rose

Language: French 

Location: France

Secular texts is a catch-all term for those texts that were not used in church ceremonies or for private devotion. The texts in this section fall under a number of genres including poetry, medical texts, grammars, calendars and other methods of time keeping, letters, and entertainment. Through the exploration of the fragments in this section, we learn more about medieval views on relationships and love, medical practices and the fundamentals of education, the importance of organizing time, maintaining correspondence, and honing skills in the game of chess.