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The discarded image : an introduction to medieval and Renaissance literature

Author: C S Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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C.S. Lewis' The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, as historical and cultural background to the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It describes the "image" discarded by later ages as "the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe." This, Lewis' last book, was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C S Lewis
ISBN: 9781107604704 1107604702
OCLC Number: 794177289
Notes: First edition: 1964.
Description: x, 231 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. The medieval situation; 2. Reservations; 3. Selected materials: the classical period; 4. Selected materials: the seminal period; 5. The heavens; 6. The longaevi; 7. Earth and her inhabitants; 8. The influence of the model; Epilogue; Index.
Other Titles: Introduction to medieval and Renaissance literature
Responsibility: by C.S. Lewis.

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Paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.  Read more...

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'Wise, illuminating, companionable, it may well come to be seen as Lewis' s best book.' The Observer '... erudite and graceful, filled with anecdote and analogy, illuminating the images of the past.' Read more...

 
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