Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)

Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus and John Gower's Confessio Amantis

583ba0ae53a80.jpeg Author James Simpson
Isbn 978-0521021111
File size 6MB
Year 1995
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF
Category Poetry

Book Description:

This study examines two great poems of the later medieval period, the Latin philosophical epic, Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus (1181-3), and John Gower's English poem, the Confessio Amantis (1390-3). James Simpson locates these works in a cultural context dominated by two kinds of literary humanism, in which the concept of self is centered in the intellect and the imagination respectively, and shows the very different modes of thought that lie behind their conceptions of selfhood and education.

 

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