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European literature and the Latin Middle Ages

Author: Ernst Robert Curtius
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Series: Bollingen series, 36.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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Published just after the Second World War, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is a sweeping exploration of the remarkable continuity of European literature across time and place, from the classical era up to the early nineteenth century, and from the Italian peninsula to the British Isles. In what T.S. Eliot called a ""magnificent"" book, Ernst Robert Curtius establishes medieval Latin literature as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Curtius, Ernst Robert, 1886-1956.
European literature and the Latin Middle Ages.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Robert Curtius
ISBN: 1400846153 9781400846153 9781299402775 1299402771
OCLC Number: 1048749012
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION TO THE 2013 EDITION; TRANSLATOR'S NOTE; NOTE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT; AUTHOR'S FOREWORD TO THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION; GUIDING PRINCIPLES; 1: European Literature; 2: The Latin Middle Ages; 1. DANTE AND THE ANTIQUE POETS; 2. ANTIQUE AND MODERN WORLDS; 3. THE MIDDLE AGES; 4. THE LATIN MIDDLE AGES; 5. ROMANIA; 3: Literature and Education; 1. THE LIBERAL ARTS; 2. THE CONCEPT OF THE Artes IN THE MIDDLE AGES; 3. GRAMMAR; 4. ANGLO-SAXON AND CAROLINGIAN STUDIES; 5. CURRICULUM AUTHORS; 6. THE UNIVERSITIES; 7. Sententiae AND Exempla; 4: Rhetoric. 1. POSITION OF RHETORIC2. RHETORIC IN ANTIQUITY; 3. SYSTEM OF ANTIQUE RHETORIC; 4. LATE ROMAN ANTIQUITY; 5. JEROME; 6. AUGUSTINE; 7· CASSIODORUS AND ISIDORE; 8. Ars dictaminis; 9. WIBALD OF CORVEY AND JOHN OF SALISBURY; 10. RHETORIC, PAINTING, MUSIC; 5: Topics; 1. TOPICS OF CONSOLATORY ORATORY; 2. HISTORICAL TOPICS; 3. AFFECTED MODESTY; 4. TOPICS OF THE EXORDIUM; 5. TOPICS OF THE CONCLUSION; 6. INVOCATION OF NATURE; 7. THE WORLD UPSIDE-DOWN; 8. BOY AND OLD MAN; 9. OLD WOMAN AND GIRL; 6: The Goddess Natura; 1. FROM OVID TO CLAUDIAN; 2. BERNARD SILVESTRIS; 3. SODOMY; 4. ALAN OF LILLE. 5. EROS AND MORALITY6. THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE; 7: Metaphorics; 1. NAUTICAL METAPHORS; 2. PERSONAL METAPHORS; 3. ALIMENTARY METAPHORS; 4. CORPORAL METAPHORS; 5. THEATRICAL METAPHORS; 8: Poetry and Rhetoric; 1. ANTIQUE POETICS; 2. POETRY AND PROSE; 3. SYSTEM OF MEDIEVAL STYLES; 4. JUDICIAL, POLITICAL, AND PANEGYRICAL ORATORY IN MEDIEVAL POETRY; 5. INEXPRESSIBILITY TOPOI; 6. OUTDOING; 7. EULOGY OF CONTEMPORARIES; 9: Heroes and Rulers; 1. HEROISM; 2. HOMERIC HEROES; 3. VIRGIL; 4· LATE ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES; 5. PRAISE OF RULERS; 6. ARMS AND STUDIES; 7. NOBILITY OF SOUL; 8. BEAUTY. 10: The Ideal Landscape1. EXOTIC FAUNA AND FLORA; 2. GREEK POETRY; 3. VIRGIL; 4. RHETORICAL OCCASIONS FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF NATURE; 5. THE GROVE; 6. THE PLEASANCE; 7. EPIC LANDSCAPE; 11: Poetry and Philosophy; 1. HOMER AND ALLEGORY; 2. POETRY AND PHILOSOPHY; 3. PHILOSOPHY IN LATE PAGAN ANTIQUITY; 4. PHILOSOPHY AND CHRISTIANITY; 12: Poetry and Theology; 1. DANTE AND GIOVANNI DEL VIRGILIO; 2. ALBERTINO MUSSATO; 3. DANTE'S SELF-EXEGESIS; 4. PETRARCH AND BOCCACCIO; 13: The Muses; 14: Classicism; 1. GENRES, AND CATALOGUES OF AUTHORS; 2. THE ""ANCIENTS"" AND THE ""MODERNS"" 3. CANON FORMATION IN THE CHURCH4. MEDIEVAL CANON; 5. MODERN CANON FORMATION; 15: Mannerism; 1. CLASSICISM AND MANNERISM; 2. RHETORIC AND MANNERISM; 3. FORMAL MANNERISMS; 4. RECAPITULATION; 5. EPIGRAM AND THE STYLE OF pointes; 6. BALTASAR GRACIÁN; 16: The Book as Symbol; 1. GOETHE ON TROPES; 2. GREECE; 3. ROME; 4. THE BIBLE; 5. EARLY MIDDLE AGES; 6. HIGH MIDDLE AGES; 7. THE BOOK OF NATURE; 8. DANTE; 9. SHAKESPEARE; 10. WEST AND EAST; 17: Dante; 1. DANTE AS A CLASSIC; 2. DANTE AND LATINITY; 3· THE Commedia AND THE LITERARY GENRES; 4. EXEMPLARY FIGURES IN THE Commedia.
Series Title: Bollingen series, 36.
Responsibility: Ernst Robert Curtius ; translated from the German by Willard R. Trask ; with a new introduction by Colin Burrow.

Abstract:

Published just after the Second World War, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is a sweeping exploration of the remarkable continuity of European literature across time and place, from the classical era up to the early nineteenth century, and from the Italian peninsula to the British Isles. In what T.S. Eliot called a ""magnificent"" book, Ernst Robert Curtius establishes medieval Latin literature as the vital transition between the literature of antiquity and the vernacular literatures of later centuries. The result is nothing less than a masterful synthesis of European l.

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