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Reading myth : classical mythology and its interpretations in medieval French literature

Author: Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Series: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the appropriation and transformation of classical mythology by French culture from the mid-twelfth century to about 1430. Each of the five chapters focuses on a specific moment in this process and asks: What were the purposes of transforming classical myth? Which techniques did poets use to integrate classical subject matter into their own texts? Was a special interpretive tradition created for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
ISBN: 0804728100 9780804728102
OCLC Number: 36301331
Description: x, 314 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Reading Classical Mythology in the Romances of Antiquity --
Ch. 2. The Myths of the Roman de la Rose --
Ch. 3. The Hermeneutics of the Ovide moralise --
Ch. 4. Myth and Fiction in the Dits of Machaut and Froissart --
Ch. 5. Christine de Pizan: Mythographer and Mythmaker.
Series Title: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Responsibility: Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski.
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