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Dronke, Peter

Works: 132 works in 629 publications in 11 languages and 12,333 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Sources  Biography  Sermons  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Compiler
Classifications: PN688, 809.14
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Most widely held works by Peter Dronke
Medieval Latin and the rise of European love-lyric by Peter Dronke( Book )
46 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The medieval lyric by Peter Dronke( Book )
68 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To read Peter Dronke's book is to want immediately to read again the lyrics about which he writes so perceptively. His understanding of human nature combines with an extraordinary bird's-eye view of Western European culture in the middle ages (and familiarity with the languages) to present the poetry of the time in beguiling context. He shows the men and women who sang and played in medieval Europe as the heirs of both a Roman and a Germanic lyric tradition, united but differentiated from country to country; he introduces the scholars and musicians from the Byzantine world and the Paris schools, the German courts and Italian city-states, and he brilliantly presents their work, both sacred and profane. The melodies are given for twelve of the lyrics discussed, a small but satisfying repertoire and an important reminder that music was for a medieval audience an essential complement to the lyric
Poetry and philosophy in the Middle Ages a festschrift for Peter Dronke ( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection of essays is written by pupils, friends and colleagues of Professor Peter Dronke, to honour him on his retirement." "The essays address the question of the relationship between poetry and philosophy in the Middle Ages." "It is an important collection for both philosophical and literary specialists, scholars, graduate students and undergraduates in Medieval Literature and in Medieval Philosophy."--BOOK JACKET
Women writers of the Middle Ages : a critical study of texts from Perpetua ([dagger] 203) to Marguerite Porete ([dagger] 1310) by Peter Dronke( Book )
48 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is the first to give a detailed picture of the contributions made by women writers to western literature from the third century to the thirteenth. Many of the texts Peter Dronke presents and interprets have hitherto remained unknown, or virtually inaccessible; some have never been edited or translated before. The emphasis throughout is on personal testimonies, and on texts that have notable literary or intellectual interest. Thus the book affords many new insights into medieval literature, not only into the writings of renowned women such as Hrotsvitha or Heloise, but also into those of a number of neglected writers who are exceptional in their gifts and individuality
Poetic individuality in the Middle Ages: new departures in poetry, 1000-1150 by Peter Dronke( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A History of twelfth-century Western philosophy by Peter Dronke( Book )
24 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first comprehensive study of the philosophical achievements of twelfth-century Western Europe. It is the collaboration of fifteen scholars whose detailed survey makes accessible the intellectual preoccupations of the period, with all texts cited, in English translation, throughout. After a discussion of the cultural context of twelfth-century speculation, and some of the main streams of thought- Platonic, Stoic, and Arabic- that quickened it, comes a characterization of the new problems and perspectives of the period, in scientific inquiry, speculative grammar, and logic. This is followed by a closer examination of the distinctive features of some of the most innovative thinkers of the time, from Anselm and Abelard to the School of Chartres. A final section shows the impact of newly recovered works of Aristotle in the twelfth-century West
Dante and medieval Latin traditions by Peter Dronke( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fabula : explorations into the uses of myth in medieval Platonism by Peter Dronke( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verse with prose from Petronius to Dante : the art and scope of the mixed form by Peter Dronke( Book )
11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Review text: Readers of Professor Dronke's previous work will expect elegance, close analysis of texts, and width of learning in this new book, and they will not be disappointed...It treats with selective analysis a number of prosimetric works from the Greco-Roman ancient world to the height of medieval culture in Dante's Vita Nuova. It is a welcome venture in this insufficiently charted territory...A brief review can give little idea of the riches of learning to be found in this short text. Reading it exposes even more the necessity of a full history of prosimetric writing from late antiquity to the high medieval period: can Professor Dronke be called on to write that, too?The present reviewer has read this book, which is small in size but very rich in context, with immense pleasure. Professor Dronke offers us a precious guide to the reading of texts belonging to an interesting, yet to a certain extent neglected, genre. [Verse with Prose] presents a good deal of new insights, both on the basis of earlier work by the author himself and in discussion with the work of other scholars. The book thus appeals to specialists in the field, who will certainly not be disappointed. Its merit is moreover enhanced by the fact that it has not only been written to satisfy specialists but also to engage the attention of general readers with a historical or literary interest. Thus, it does not primarily focus on numerous philological questions of detail, but rather on how these texts, provided we read them in the proper way, can be fascinating to us as living literature, containing a treasure of human experiences. The author achieves that not only thanks to his judicious choice of texts, but also by writing so lucidly about difficult concepts of literary theory and about sometimes quite complicated literary techniques. He thus manages to whet our appetite for these and other texts belonging to the same literary genre
Nine medieval Latin plays ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Latin and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The medieval poet and his world by Peter Dronke( Book )
12 editions published in 1984 in English and Italian and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abelard and Heloise in medieval testimonies by Peter Dronke( Book )
10 editions published in 1976 in English and French and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cosmographia of Bernardus Silvestris by Bernard Silvestris( Book )
14 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Le De mundi universitate est une oeuvre à dimension philosophique sous forme de poème épique. Alternant vers et prose, spéculations métaphysiques et descriptions de la nature, ce texte du XIIe siècle entraîne le lecteur, à la suite de personnages féminins allégoriques, dans un voyage fantastique, où se rencontrent les êtres vivants les plus variés
Hildegardis Bingensis Liber divinorum operum by Hildegard( Book )
15 editions published in 1996 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin and vernacular poets of the Middle Ages by Peter Dronke( Book )
12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hildegardis Bingensis Opera minora by Hildegard( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in Latin and English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hildegard of Bingen : the context of her thought and art ( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intellectuals and poets in Medieval Europe by Peter Dronke( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and Italian and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sources of inspiration : studies in literary transformation : 400-1500 by Peter Dronke( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and Italian and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imagination in the late pagan and early Christian world : the first nine centuries A.D. by Peter Dronke( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dronke, Ernst Peter Michael.
Dronke, Ernst Peter Michael 1934-
Dronke, P.
Dronke, P. 1934-
Dronke, P. (Peter)
Dronke, P. (Peter), 1934-
Dronke, Peter
ドロンケ, ピーター
English (315)
Latin (28)
Spanish (13)
German (11)
Italian (5)
Japanese (4)
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Dutch (3)
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