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Authorship and publicity before print : Jean Gerson and the transformation of late medieval learning

Author: Daniel Hobbins
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2009.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern scholarship has struggled to define Jean Gerson's place in history despite the fact that he was regarded by his contemporaraies as one of the most powerful theologians of the late 14th and early 15th centuries. Daniel Hobbins however argues that Gerson was a mirror of the complex cultural and intellectual shifts of his age.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jean Gerson; Jean Gerson; Jean Gerson; Johannes Gerson; Jean Gerson; Jean Charlier de Gerson
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Hobbins
ISBN: 9780812241556 081224155X 9780812222746 0812222741
OCLC Number: 282951168
Description: xii, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Gerson as bookman : prescribing "the common school of theological truth" --
Justifying authorship : new diseases and new cures --
A tour of medieval authorship : late works and poetry --
Literary expression : logic, rhetoric, and scholarly vice --
The schoolman as public intellectual : implications of the late medieval tract --
Publishing before print (1) : a series of publishing moments --
Publishing before print (2) : from coterie readership to massive market.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Daniel Hobbins.

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