Littera et Sensus: Essays on Form and Meaning in Medieval French Literature

Littera et Sensus: Essays on Form and Meaning in Medieval French Literature

By: D. A. Trotter (editor)Hardback

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This volume contains eight essays by British scholars on a central theme in medieval literary studies. The period covered is from the twelfth to the fifteenth century; the texts involved range from the Brendan to a late-medieval treatise on princely behaviour. Despite the diversity of material explained, certain constants emerge: a preoccupation with language, an interest in the concept of genre and its implications, exploration of connections between literary texts and other cultural phenomena.

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Professor D. A. Trotter is Head of the Department of European languages and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Aberystwyth.


Preface John Fox A Bibliography of John Fox's Writings Language and Style in the Voyage of Saint Brendan by Benedeit (T.D. Hemming, University of Bristol) Poetic Structures in the Couronnement de Louis (Philip E. Bennett, University of Edinburgh) 'En ensivant la pure verite de la letre': Jean de Vignay's translation of Odoric of Pordenone (D.A. Trotter, University of Exeter) Prosimetrum in Le Livre dit Grace Entiere sur le fait du gouvernement d'un Prince, the Governance of a Prince treatise in British Library MS Royal 16 F ii (Timothy Hobbs, Trinity College, Cambridge) Form and Meaning in Aucassin et Nicolette (Roger Pensom, Hertford College, Oxford) Villon's Three Ballades du Temps Jadis and the Danse Macabre (Kenneth Varty, University of Glasgow) Form and Meaning in Medieval Religious Drama (Graham A. Runnalls, University of Edinburgh) Aspects of Form and Meaning in the Biblical Drama (Lynette Muir, University of Leeds) Index

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  • publication date: 01/06/1989
  • ISBN13: 9780859893336
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 104
  • ID: 9780859893336
  • weight: 380
  • ISBN10: 0859893332

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