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Contrary things : exegesis, dialectic, and the poetics of didacticism

Author: Catherine Brown
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Series: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work of intellectual and cultural history seeks to understand the recurring connection of teaching with contradiction in some major texts of the European Middle Ages. It moves comfortably between patristic and monastic-exegesis, the Paris schools of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and late medieval Spain; between Latin and vernacular, between religious and secular. It assimilates the methodologies of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Petrus Abaelardus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Brown
ISBN: 0804730091 9780804730099
OCLC Number: 38842172
Description: xiv, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Reading in Walter's Library --
Ch. 1. Diversa sed non adversa: The Poetics of Exegesis --
Ch. 2. Contradiction in the City: John of Salisbury and the Practice of Dialectic --
Ch. 3. "Negation Is Stronger": The Question of Abelard --
Ch. 4. Sophisticated Teaching: The Double-Talk of Andreas Capellanus --
Ch. 5. Between One Thing and the Other: The Libro de buen amor.
Series Title: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Responsibility: Catherine Brown.
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This work of intellectual and cultural history seeks to understand the recurring connection of teaching with contradiction in some major texts of the European Middle Ages.  Read more...

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"Contrary Things as a whole instances a new and welcome approach to literary history as intellectual history." -- <I>Modern Philology</I>

 
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