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The dream of Bernat Metge

Author: Bernat Metge; Richard Vernier
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Dream of Bernat Metge is the first English translation of Lo Somni, a prose dialogue written around 1397 by the Catalan humanist Bernat Metge (?1340-1413). It stands as a noteworthy example of nascent humanism and a vivid document of contemporary customs in the Crown of Aragon. As a document touching on eschatology, faith and scepticism, politics, classical mythology, traditional mysogyny and current fashions,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernat Metge; Richard Vernier
ISBN: 0754606910 9780754606918
OCLC Number: 49833230
Language Note: Translation of: Lo somni.
Description: xxxvii, 87 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction; The Dream of Bernat Metge: Book one; Book two; Book three; Book four; Appendix: Apologia; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Somni.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Richard Vernier.

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The story of Bernat Metge, a Catalan writer and contemporary of Chaucer is more than that of a mere scribe. An advisor to his King and Queen, his life and work were bound up with the Aragonese court  Read more...

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'As a breakthrough in the modern dissemination of Metge's masterpiece, Vernier's effort is most commendable: bridging over centuries of oblivion, it...provides [the reader] with an excellent Read more...

 
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