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Glamorous sorcery : magic and literacy in the High Middle Ages

Author: David Rollo
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2000.
Series: Medieval cultures, v. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through the analysis of magic as a metaphor for the mysterious workings of writing, Glamorous Sorcery sheds light on the power attributed to language in shaping perceptions of the world and conferring status." "David Rollo considers a series of texts produced in England and the Angevin Empire to reassess the value and nature of literacy in the High Middle Ages. He does this by scrutinizing metaphors that represent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Benoît, de Sainte-More; Benoît, de Sainte-Maure; Benoît, de Sainte-More; Benoît, de Sainte-More; Benoît (de Sainte-More)
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Rollo
ISBN: 0816635463 9780816635467 0816635471 9780816635474
OCLC Number: 43836355
Description: xxv, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: William of Malmesbury: Magic and Prestige --
Geoffrey of Monmouth and John of Salisbury: Themes of Credulity --
Benoit de Sainte-Maure: Magic and Vernacular Fiction --
William FitzStephen, Richard FitzNigel, Benoit de Sainte-Maure: Bureaucratic Power and Fantasies of Literate Control --
Gerald of Wales: Writing for the Crowned Ass of England --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Medieval cultures, v. 25.
Responsibility: David Rollo.
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"Through the analysis of magic as a metaphor for the mysterious workings of writing, Glamorous Sorcery sheds light on the power attributed to language in shaping perceptions of the world and conferring status." "David Rollo considers a series of texts produced in England and the Angevin Empire to reassess the value and nature of literacy in the High Middle Ages. He does this by scrutinizing metaphors that represent writing as a form of sorcery or magic in Latin texts and in the work of the Old French writer Benoit de Sainte-Maure. Rollo then examines the ambiguous representation of literacy as a skill that can be exploited as a commodity." "Glamorous Sorcery demonstrates how closely interconnected certain types of vernacular and Latin writing were in this period. Uncovered through a series of illuminating, incisive, and often surprising close readings, these connections give us a new, more complex appraisal of the relationship between literacy, social status, and political power in a time and place in which various languages competed for cultural sovereignty - at a critical juncture in the cultural history of the West."--Jacket.

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