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The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages

Author: Penelope Reed Doob
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2019] ©1992
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective-the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Reed Doob
ISBN: 9781501738463 1501738461
OCLC Number: 1102798486
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : 26 halftones
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
List of Plates --
Acknowledgments: Four Labyrinths --
Abbreviations --
Introduction: Charting the Maze --
PART ONE. The Labyrinth in the Classical and Early Christian Periods --
CHAPTER ONE. The Literary Witness: Labyrinths in Pliny, Virgil, and Ovid --
CHAPTER.TWO. The Labyrinth as Significant Form: Two Paradigms --
CHAPTER THREE. A Taxonomy of Metaphorical Labyrinths --
PART TWO. The Labyrinth in the Middle Ages --
CHAPTER FOUR. Etymologies and Verbal Implications --
CHAPTER FIVE. Mazes in Medieval Art and Architecture --
CHAPTER SIX. Moral Labyrinths in Medieval Literature --
CHAPTER SEVEN. Textual Labyrinths: Toward a Labyrinthine Aesthetic --
PART THREE. Labyrinths of Words: Central Texts and I ntertextualities --
CHAPTER EIGHT. Virgil's Aeneid --
CHAPTER NINE. Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy --
CHAPTER TEN. Dante's Divine Comedy --
CHAPTER ELEVEN. Chaucer's House of Fame --
APPENDIX. Labyrinths in Manuscripts --
Index
Responsibility: Penelope Reed Doob.

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Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective-the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within...

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