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|Named Person:||William Langland; Avicenna|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ernest N Kaulbach
|Description:||158 pages ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Part 1 The meaning and function of Ymaginatif - seven functions of the "vis imaginativa secundum Avicennam": identified with Thou3t; produces "awe" and patient speech; appears in sleep and inner dreams; prophesies in inner dreams by converting images into speakers; produces shame; appears and disappears suddenly; teaches a poetic syllogistic. Part 2 The "vis imaginativa secundum Avicennam" and the naturally prophetic powers of Ymaginatif: the "vis imaginativa secundum Avicennam" and the mainstream of medieval psychology; an introduction to "Augustinisme Avicennisant"; "Augustinisme Avicennisant" in England and in Worcester; an introduction to natural prophecy; an introduction to prophetic preaching; the elevation of Ymaginatif's sensory prophecy; an introduction to the higher psychology of "Augustinisme Avicennisant"; certification by inner and outer dreams and by "Makynges"; conclusions and suggestions.|
|Series Title:||Piers Plowman studies, 8.|
|Responsibility:||Ernest N. Kaulbach.|
A valuable contribution not only to Piers Plowmanscholarship, but also to dream-vision criticism in general and, because of new facts about the imagination, to medieval literary criticism as well.
- Langland, William, -- 1330?-1400? -- Piers Plowman -- (B-text)
- Prophecy -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
- Christian poetry, English (Middle) -- History and criticism.
- Christian poetry, English (Middle) -- Arab influences.
- Avicenna, -- 980-1037 -- Influence.
- Prophecies in literature.
- Imagination in literature.
- Psychology in literature.
- Piers Plowman (Langland)
- English poetry