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The Resource Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry : Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus and John Gower's Confessio Amantis, James Simpson, (electronic book)

Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry : Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus and John Gower's Confessio Amantis, James Simpson, (electronic book)

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Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry : Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus and John Gower's Confessio Amantis
Title
Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry
Title remainder
Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus and John Gower's Confessio Amantis
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James Simpson
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Language
eng
Summary
In this 1995 study James Simpson examines two great poems of the later medieval period, the Latin philosophical epic, Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus (1181-3), and John Gower's English poem, The Confessio Amantis (1390-3). Simpson locates these works in a cultural context dominated by two kinds of literary humanism: the absolutist, whose philosophical mentor is Plato, whose literary model is Virgil and whose concept of the self is centred in the intellect, and the constitutionalist, whose classical models are Aristotle and Ovid and whose concept of the self resides in the mediatory power of the imagination. Both poems are examples of the Bildungsroman, in which the self reaches its fullness only by traversing an educational cursus in the related sciences of ethics, politics and cosmology, but as this study shows, there are very different modes of thought behind their conceptions of selfhood and education
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UkCbUP
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1954-
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Simpson, James
Dewey number
871/.0409
Index
index present
LC call number
PA8240.A5
LC item number
A657 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Epic poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Poetry, Medieval
  • Literature and science
  • Poetry, Medieval
  • Philosophy, Medieval, in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Humanists
  • Europe
  • Alanus
  • Gower, John
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Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry : Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus and John Gower's Confessio Amantis, James Simpson, (electronic book)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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CR9780511518782
Extent
1 online resource (336 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511518782
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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Electronic resource.
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Label
Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry : Alan of Lille's Anticlaudianus and John Gower's Confessio Amantis, James Simpson, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511518782
Extent
1 online resource (336 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511518782
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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