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Ordering chaos : the self and the cosmos in twelfth-century Latin prosimetrum

Author: Bridget K Balint
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
From c. 1100 until c. 1170, Latin prosimetrical texts characterized by dialogue, allegory, and philosophical speculation enjoyed a notable popularity within the cultural ambit of the French cathedral schools. Inspired by Boethius' "Consolation of Philosophy", the prosimetrum writers applied his literary techniques to the ethical and anthropological concerns of their own era, producing texts of great artistry in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Balint, Bridget K.
Ordering chaos.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
(DLC) 2009003130
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget K Balint
ISBN: 9789047444473 9047444477
OCLC Number: 711004346
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 242 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The writing of prosimetrum in the Middle Ages --
The authority of the consolation --
The interlocutors --
Situating the self --
Truth and instability in the prosimetra --
Fabulous philosophizing after 1170 --
Prose and poetry in the prosimetra --
Hildebert of Lavardin, The complaint and quarrel of the body and the soul --
Lawrence of Durham, Consolation on the death of a friend.
Series Title: Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts, v. 3.
Responsibility: by Bridget K. Balint.


This book investigates five innovative twelfth-century prosimetrical texts inspired by Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, the difficulties that arose when these writers attempted to recapture  Read more...
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