Literary Language and Its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages
By (author) Erich Auerbach
Translated by Ralph Manheim
Foreword by Jan M. Ziolkowski
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Literary Language and Its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages by Erich Auerbach
Book DescriptionIn this, his final book, Erich Auerbach writes, "My purpose is always to write history." Tracing the transformations of classical Latin rhetoric from late antiquity to the modern era, he explores major concerns raised in his Mimesis: the historical and social contexts in which writings were received, and issues of aesthetics, semantics, stylistics, and sociology that anticipate the concerns of the new historicism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691024684
(235mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 17-May-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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