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The Goddess Natura in Medieval Literature

Economou, George D

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

Verlag: University of Notre Dame Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hardcover

Auflage: 2nd edition..

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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.

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George Economou was born in Great Falls, Montana, and was educated at Colgate and Columbia Universities. Named twice as Fellow in Poetry by the National Endowment for the Humanities, he has also held fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He retired as Professor Emeritus of English after forty-one years of teaching, the last seventeen of which were at the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Philadelphia and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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