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Sensus Spiritualis
By Friedrich Ohly

Sensus Spiritualis

Studies in Medieval Significs and the Philology of Culture

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Sensus Spiritualis by Friedrich Ohly

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Of the major figures in medieval studies, there are few whose influence is greater and for whom admiration is more widespread than Friedrich Ohly (1914-96). This book represents the long-awaited English-language edition of Ohly's most important writings. Drawn from the entire career of this great medievalist, who, more clearly and in greater detail than anyone before him, articulated the singularly allegorical mentality of the Middle Ages, the essays in this collection show the tendency of medieval thinkers and writers to see nature as a diaphanous screen held against God's sacred mysteries, simultaneously illuminating and obscuring. Ohly's work on the hermeneutics of word and image, meanwhile, traces the way his thinking opened philology to new possibilities through the dual interpretation of textual and visual media. Including penetrating essays on poetic inspiration, the nature of beauty, sacred and profane exegesis, history as typology, and art as both object and text, this volume will be of enormous value to scholars of comparative literature, the history of art, and religion during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226620893
ISBN-10: 0226620891
Format: Hardback
(232mm x 180mm x 36mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Friedrich Ohly

Friedrich Ohly was professor of German philology and director of the Institute for Studies of the Early Middle Ages at the Westphalian Wilhelm's University of Munster in the Federal Republic of Germany. Samuel P. Jaffe is professor of Germanic studies at the University of Chicago. Kenneth J. Northcott is professor emeritus of German at the University of Chicago.

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