The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 2, the Middle Ages
Normal Price: $355.00
Your Price: $319.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $35.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $15.98 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 2, the Middle Ages by Alastair Minnis
Book DescriptionThis is the first-ever history of the literary theory and criticism produced during the Middle Ages that covers all the main traditions in Latin, the major European vernaculars and Byzantine Greek. Starting with the study of grammar and the formal 'arts' of poetry, letter-writing and preaching, it proceeds to offer a full description of the Latin commentary tradition on classical and classicising literature, followed by explanations of medieval views on literary imagination and memory and the ways in which certain texts were believed to achieve moral profit through pleasure. Subsequent essays explore the diverse theoretical and critical traditions which developed in the vernacular languages, ranging from Medieval Irish to Old Norse, Occitan to Middle High German, concentrating particularly on Dante and his commentators and Italian humanist criticism. The volume concludes with an examination of the attitudes to literature and its uses in Greek Byzantium.
Buy Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 2, the Middle Ages book by Alastair Minnis from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521300070
(228mm x 152mm x 50mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alastair Minnis
Cambridge Introduction to Chaucer, Hardback (October 2014)
A lively, accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the life and work of the fourteenth-century poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
Translations of Authority in Medieval English Literature, Paperback (January 2012)
Leading critic Alastair Minnis investigates the relationships between authority and the vernacular in the literature of late medieval England.
Jew in the Medieval Book, Hardback (January 2007)
Bale examines how anti-semitic images developed and came to endure far beyond the Middle Ages.
'Floire and Blancheflor' and the European Romance, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Alastair Minnis
A comparative study of Floire and Blancheflor and its versions in medieval and Renaissance Europe, first published in 1997.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 2, the Middle Ages book by Alastair Minnis and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Alastair Minnis
Alastair Minnis is Distinguished Humanities Professor at Ohio State University. Ian Johnson is Senor Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.