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The Resource The ethical poetic of the later Middle Ages : a decorum of convenient distinction, Judson Boyce Allen

The ethical poetic of the later Middle Ages : a decorum of convenient distinction, Judson Boyce Allen

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The ethical poetic of the later Middle Ages : a decorum of convenient distinction
Title
The ethical poetic of the later Middle Ages
Title remainder
a decorum of convenient distinction
Statement of responsibility
Judson Boyce Allen
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Language
eng
Summary
This study of the definition of literature in the late medieval period is based on manuals of writing and on literary commentary and glosses. It defines a method of reading which may now profitably explain medieval texts, and identifies new primary medieval evidence which may ground and guide new reading. Allen chooses texts whose commentary tradition provides the greatest opportunity for completeness. The most important of these is Ovid's Metamorphoses. Medieval readings of Ovid bring into focus a number of major literary questions--the problems of fable and fiction, of unity imposed by miscellany poetry, of allegorical commentary, and of Christian use of pagan culture--all in connection with text which furnished medieval authors with more stories than any other single source except possibly the Bible. Allen also studies commentaries on the Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius, the Thebaid of Statius, the De nuptiis of Martianus Capella, the medieval Christian hymn-book, and the Poetria nova of Geoffrey of Vinsauf. Together these texts represent the range of medieval literature--a literature which, Allen concludes, was taken as direct ethical discourse, logically conducted and artfully organized within a system of language that also assimilated the natural world and sought to absorb its audience
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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1932-1985
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Allen, Judson Boyce
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Criticism, Medieval
  • Poetics
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Critique
  • Poétique
  • Littérature médiévale
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Criticism, Medieval
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Poetics
Label
The ethical poetic of the later Middle Ages : a decorum of convenient distinction, Judson Boyce Allen
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. 'Consideratio' and the audiences of poetry
  • Index of subjects and authors
  • Index of manuscripts
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Ethical poetry, poetic ethics, and the sentence of poetry
  • 2. Poetic thinking and the forma tractandi
  • 3. Poetic disposition and the forma tractatus
  • 4. Assimilatio and the material of poetry
  • 5. The assimilation of the real world
Control code
ocn557605418
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442656277
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt15jspqm
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)557605418
System 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.
Label
The ethical poetic of the later Middle Ages : a decorum of convenient distinction, Judson Boyce Allen
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. 'Consideratio' and the audiences of poetry
  • Index of subjects and authors
  • Index of manuscripts
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Ethical poetry, poetic ethics, and the sentence of poetry
  • 2. Poetic thinking and the forma tractandi
  • 3. Poetic disposition and the forma tractatus
  • 4. Assimilatio and the material of poetry
  • 5. The assimilation of the real world
Control code
ocn557605418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442656277
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt15jspqm
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)557605418
System 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.

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