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The Cambridge history of literary criticism. Vol. 2, The Middle Ages

Author: A J Minnis; Ian R Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cambridge histories online
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting with a study of grammar and the formal 'arts' of poetry, this history of the literary theory and critcism of the Middle Ages offers a full description of the Latin commentary tradition on classical and classicizing literature.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A J Minnis; Ian R Johnson
ISBN: 9780511468179 0511468172
OCLC Number: 457145827
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on 27 July, 2009).
Description: xvi, 815 pages : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: The Liberal Arts and the Arts of Latin Textuality --
Grammatica and literary theory --
The arts of poetry and prose --
The arts of letter-writing --
The arts of preaching --
The Study of Classical Authors --
From late Antiquity to the twelfth century --
From the twelfth century to c. 1450 --
Textual psychologies: imagination, memory, pleasure --
Medieval imagination and memory --
The profits of pleasure --
Vernacular critical traditions: the early Middle Ages --
Medieval Irish literary theory and criticism --
Anglo-Saxon textual attitudes --
Literary theory and practice in early-medieval Germany --
Literary criticism in Welsh before c. 1300 --
Criticism and literary theory in Old Norse-Icelandic --
Vernacular critical traditions: the late Middle Ages --
Latin commentary tradition and vernacular literature --
Vernacular literary consciousness c. 1100-c. 1500: French, German and English evidence --
Occitan grammars and the art of troubadour poetry --
Literary theory and polemic in Castile, c. 1200-c. 1500 --
Literary criticism in Middle High German literature --
Later literary criticism in Wales --
Latin and vernacular in Italian literary theory --
Dante Alighieri: experimentation and (self- )exegesis --
The Epistle to Can Grande --
The Trecento commentaries on Dante's Commedia --
Latin and vernacular from Dante to the age of Lorenzo (1321-c. 1500) --
Humanist views on the study of poetry in the early Italian Renaissance --
Humanist criticism of Latin and vernacular prose --
Byzantine literary theory and criticism --
Byzantine criticism and the uses of literature.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online
Other Titles: History of literary criticism
Responsibility: edited by Alastair Minnis and Ian Johnson.

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Starting with a study of grammar and the formal 'arts' of poetry, this history of the literary theory and critcism of the Middle Ages offers a full description of the Latin commentary tradition on classical and classicizing literature.

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