Category «Literary Medieval Criticism»

James Garrison's Pietas from Vergil to Dryden PDF

By James Garrison

For centuries the main respected poem within the Western literary canon, Vergil's Aeneid celebrates the Roman advantage of pietas. within the preface to his English translation of the poem, John Dryden makes an attempt to provide an explanation for all that this advantage comprises: "Piety alone," he writes, "comprehends the total accountability of guy in the direction of the Gods, in the direction of his nation, and in the direction of his Relations." Dryden's definition belongs to a discussion approximately that means that displays a background of competition over non secular, political, and ethical problems with enduring cultural importance. since it is the positioning of antagonism among pagan and Christian, republican and imperialist, emperor and pope, Protestant and Catholic, pietas and its derivatives within the sleek languages deliver to literary works a number of contexts of ideological dispute. This publication strains the background of the Vergilian excellent from classical Latin to neoclassical English literature. within the technique of, it relatively engages interpretation of quite a number literary works diversely attentive to the Aeneid: from the histories and ancient epics of the Silver Age, to the medieval mirrors for magistrates, to Renaissance variations of Aeneid four and 12, and eventually to Dryden's whole translation.

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The Footprints of Michael the Archangel: The Formation and - download pdf or read online

By J. Arnold

Early Christians sought miracles from Michael the Archangel and this enigmatic ecumenical determine used to be the topic of hagiography, liturgical texts, and relics throughout Western Europe. coming into modern debates approximately angelology, this attention-grabbing learn explores the formation and diffusion of the cult of Saint Michael from c. 300-c.800.

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Renaissance Transactions: Ariosto and Tasso (Duke monographs - download pdf or read online

By Valeria Finucci

The controversy generated in Italy by way of the writings of Ludovico Ariosto and Torquato Tasso through the 16th century was once the 1st traditionally vital debate on what constitutes sleek literature. utilising present serious theories and instruments, the essays in Renaissance Transactions reexamine those provocative poet-thinkers, the controversy they encouraged, and the explanations why that discuss continues to be appropriate today.
Resituating those writers’ works within the context of the Renaissance whereas additionally providing value determinations in their uncanny “postmodernity,” the individuals to this quantity concentration totally on Ariosto’s Orlando furioso and Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata. Essays heart on questions of nationwide and non secular identification, performative illustration, and the theatricality of literature. in addition they deal with topics relating to style and gender, social and criminal anthropology, and reactionary as opposed to progressive writing. ultimately, they enhance the traditionally major debate approximately what constitutes smooth literature through revisiting with new viewpoint questions first requested centuries in the past: Did Ariosto invent a very nationwide, and uniquely Italian, literary genre—the chivalric romance? Or did Tasso by myself, by way of equaling the epic criteria of Homer and Virgil, be sure that a literature written in Italian to achieve the prestige of its classical Greek and Latin antecedents?
Arguing that Ariosto and Tasso are nonetheless crucial to the controversy on what constitutes glossy narrative, this assortment should be precious to students of Italian literature, literary background, severe thought, and the Renaissance.

Contributors. Jo Ann Cavallo, Valeria Finucci, Katherine Hoffman, Daniel Javitch, Constance Jordan, Ronald L. Martinez, Eric Nicholson, Walter Stephens, Naomi Yavneh, Sergio Zatti

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Get ,Vexatio dat intellectum': Zur Funktion paradoxer PDF

By Armin Brülhart

Die vorliegende Studie befasst sich mit der um 1410 im Umkreis des Konstanzer Bischofshofs entstandenen Verserzählung ‚Der Ring‘ von Heinrich Wittenwiler. Gegenstand ist die Beschreibung der in diesem Werk angelegten paradoxen Strukturen, wie zum Beispiel der widersprüchlichen inhaltlichen Verknüpfung von derb-komischer Bauernhandlung und lehrhaftem Ernst. Dabei wird von der Annahme ausgegangen, dass Konzeption und Rezeption des Werks in Kreisen anzusetzen sind, die dem Regiment nahestehen und in denen sowohl verfehlte Formen der Aneignung und Anwendung eines Wissens, das regimentsfähig macht, als auch die damit zusammenhängenden Lebenshaltungen diskutiert werden. Die Rekonstruktion der Funktion und des Verständnisses bestehender und im ‚Ring‘ verarbeiteter Texte, Themen, Stoffe und  Wissensbestände stehen im Vordergrund, sowie die Frage, wie dabei mit Erwartungen gerechnet und gespielt wird, um seitens der anvisierten Kreise Rezeptionsvorgänge in bildende, die Haltung bestätigende oder verändernde, Erkenntnisprozesse zu überführen.

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Download e-book for iPad: German Philhellenism: The Pathos of the Historical by D. Valdez

By D. Valdez

Philhellenism the fascination with the artwork, politics, faith and society of historic Greece- is a robust and compelling phenomenon in German tradition and highbrow heritage, making a language and a sequence of key rules that have been to exert a continuing impression on German notion, aesthetics and politics good into the 20 th century. during this publication Valdez examines the 1st new release of German Philhellenes from Winckelmann to Goethe. He indicates how German Philhellenism was once torn among the hunt for a old complete that could clarify and surround Greek excellence, and the will to include person points of Greece in a much wider moral and creative firm, and at last, to provide it a spot within the historical past of freedom itself. Valdez additionally indicates that German philhellenic rules grew out of a discussion with French and British principles and historiography. He charts how the fascination with Greek antiquity used to be mirrored in theatre and literature and the way the longings and idealisation of Philhellenes clashed with the extra serious and sober historians of the Enlightenment. The booklet additionally explains how the hunt for the ancient truth of philhellenic beliefs created excessive emotional and ideological conflicts in regards to the specified nature of male friendship in historic Greece and in regards to the place of girls in old Athens.

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Horace: Odes and Epodes (Oxford Readings in Classical - download pdf or read online

By Michele Lowrie

This number of contemporary articles presents handy entry to a couple of the simplest fresh writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Formalist, structuralist, and historicizing techniques alike provide perception into this complicated poet, who reinvented lyric on the transition from the Republic to the Augustan principate. a number of vintage experiences in French, German, and Italian are right here translated into English for the 1st time. A thread linking lots of the
pieces is the routine debate over the functionality of Horace's Odes. Fiction? Literal fact? A figurative appropriation of Greek culture in the bookish tradition of past due Hellenism? Arguments either for and opposed to achieve a listening to. Michele Lowrie's creation surveys the country of present scholarship and offers
guidance at the seminal matters confronting the translation of Horatian lyric this present day. feedback for additional examining and a consolidated bibliography open avenues for extra vast research.

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The Argonautika - download pdf or read online

By Apollonios Rhodios,Peter Green

The Argonautika, the single surviving epic of the Hellenistic period, is a retelling of the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece, probably the oldest extant Greek fantasy. Peter Green's energetic, readable verse translation captures the rapid narrative stream of Apollonios's epic Greek. This improved paperback version includes Green's incisive remark, creation, and word list.

Alternate spelling: Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius

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The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin (Oxford Handbooks) by Sarah Knight,Stefan Tilg PDF

By Sarah Knight,Stefan Tilg

From the sunrise of the early glossy interval round 1400 till the eighteenth century, Latin was once nonetheless the eu language and its impact prolonged so far as Asia and the Americas. even as, the creation of Latin writing exploded due to publication printing and new literary and cultural dynamics. Latin additionally entered right into a advanced interaction with the emerging vernacular languages. This guide supplies an available survey of the most genres, contexts, and areas of Neo-Latin, as we now have come to name Latin writing composed within the wake of Petrarch (1304-74). Its emphasis is at the interval of Neo-Latin's maximum cultural relevance, from the 15th to the eighteenth centuries. Its chapters, written by way of experts within the box, current person methodologies and focuses whereas maintaining an introductory personality. The guide may be necessary to all readers eager to orientate themselves within the enormous ocean of Neo-Latin literature and tradition. it will likely be relatively priceless for these engaged on early glossy languages and literatures in addition to to classicists engaged on the tradition of old Rome, its early smooth reception and the transferring features of post-classical Latin language and literature. Political, social, cultural and highbrow historians will locate a lot appropriate fabric within the guide, and it'll supply a wealthy diversity of fabric to students gaining knowledge of the historical past in their respective geographical components of interest.

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Rethinking the New Medievalism by R. Howard Bloch,Alison Calhoun,Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet PDF

By R. Howard Bloch,Alison Calhoun,Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet

In the early Nineteen Nineties, Stephen Nichols brought the time period "new medievalism" to explain an alternative choice to the conventional philological method of the learn of the romantic texts within the medieval interval. whereas the outdated method inquisitive about formal points of language, this new process was once historicist and moved past a slim specialise in language to envision the wider social and cultural contexts within which literary works have been composed and disseminated. in the box, this variation of medieval stories was once as very important because the genetic revolution to the research of biology and has had an incredible impact at the research of medieval literature. Rethinking the recent Medievalism bargains either a historic account of the move and its achievements whereas indicating—in Nichols’s cutting edge spirit—still more recent instructions for medieval studies.

The essays take care of questions of authorship, theology, and fabric philology and are written by means of individuals of a large philological and demanding circle that Nichols nourished for 40 years. Daniel Heller-Roazen’s essay, for instance, demonstrates the conjunction of the outdated philology and the hot. In an in depth exam of the background of the phrases used for maritime raiders from old Greece to the current (pirate, plunderer, bandit), Roazen attracts a superb line among lawlessness and lawfulness, among judicial motion and struggle, among conflict and public coverage. different participants comprise Jack Abecassis, Marina Brownlee, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Andreas Kablitz, and Ursula Peters.

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