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The conspiracy of allusion : description, rewriting, and authorship from Macrobius to medieval romance

Author: Douglas Kelly
Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 1999.
Series: Studies in the history of Christian thought, v. 97.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chretien de Troyes's reference to Macrobius on the art of description is indicative of the link between the vernacular literary tradition of rewriting and the Latin tradition of imitation. Crucial to this study are writings that bridge the span between elementary school exercises in imitation and the masterpieces of the art in Latin and French. The book follows the development of the medieval art of rewriting by  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kelly, Douglas.
Conspiracy of allusion.
Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 1999
(OCoLC)606499872
Online version:
Kelly, Douglas.
Conspiracy of allusion.
Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 1999
(OCoLC)609222998
Named Person: Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius Macrobius; Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius Macrobius; Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius; Macrobe; Macrobe; Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius Macrobius; Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius; Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius Macrobius; Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius Macrobius; Macrobe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Kelly
ISBN: 9004115609 9789004115606
OCLC Number: 41981955
Description: xiv, 313 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Macrobius in the High Middle Ages. Macrobius's Contextual Environment in the Middle Ages. App. Saturnalia Manuscripts to the Early Thirteenth Century --
Ch. 2. Macrobius on the Art and Modes of Description. The Description of Erec's Coronation Robe. Ethos and Pathos in Description. Description in Latin, with Special Reference to Macrobius. The Descriptive Model as Archetype: Imitation and Emulation. The Saturnalia's Writing Program. A Model for Original Description. Reception --
Ch. 3. Bridge Works in and between the Medieval Latin and Vernacular Traditions. Description as Rewriting from Macrobius to the High Medieval Commentaries on Horace. Medieval Models of Description. Description in Classroom Compositions.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Christian thought, v. 97.
Responsibility: by Douglas Kelly.

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A reference to Macrobius by Chretien de Troyes links his own writing and, by implication, medieval writing in general, to the larger late antique and medieval Latin conception of rewriting as  Read more...

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