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The Goddess Natura in Medieval Literature

Economou, George D

Verlag: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002
ISBN 10: 0268029547 / ISBN 13: 9780268029548
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Titel: The Goddess Natura in Medieval Literature

Verlag: University of Notre Dame Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hardcover

Auflage: 2nd edition..


Faux leather, F. xxiv+213pp, index, a fine copy. A study of the appearance in medieval allegorical literature of the goddess Natura, ( or mother Nature ) in particular the works De Mundi Universitate of Bernard Silvestris, the Anticlaudianus & De Planctu Naturae of Alan of Lille, The Roman de la Rose of Jean de Meun & Chaucer's Parlement of Foules. 400 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40131

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Inhaltsangabe: The concept goddess Natura -- one most of the of the significant allegorical figures of medieval Latin and vernacular poetry -- drew upon many strands of classical and Christian thought, from Plato's Timaeus to Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy. In what is perhaps the best history of the goddess Natura, George Economou provides a full-length study of her philosophical background and the literary traditions that contributed to her image.

Economou's work focuses on the renaissance of the twelfth century, when a new kind of allegory appeared that celebrated and explored the nature of the cosmos. He analyzes the central role that Natura played in the writings of Bernard Silvestris, Jean de Meun, Alain de Lille, and Geoffrey Chaucer.

This paperback edition includes a new introduction by the author and an updated bibliography.

Über den Autor: GEORGED, ECONOMOU is professor emeritus of English at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author and translator of numerous books and collections of poetry.

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