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Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Hugh White

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

‘Nature’ is a highly important term in the ethical discourse of the Middle Ages and, as such, a leading concept in medieval literature. This book examines the moral status of the natural in writings ... More


Natura Vicaria Dei

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The 12th-century texts considered in this chapter offers images of Nature which in some respects differ. The Architrenius' Nature perhaps has the widest competence and the greatest moral efficacy, ... More


Boethius's Influence in the Middle Ages

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines the vast influence of Boethius in the Middle Ages, in logic, theology, and through the Consolation of Philosophy – in philosophy more broadly – and in literature. Among the authors discussed ... More


Lifting the Veil: Sexual/Textual Nakedness in the Roman de la Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In his Anticlaudianus and De planctu naturae, Alan of Lille put integumental theory into literary practice. This chapter examines Alan's De planctu naturae and Jean de Meun's portion of the Roman de ... More


The Roman de la Rose

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Not a great deal about the moral position of the Roman de la Rose is clear. The famous 15th-century debate over the poem is early testimony to the difficulty of arriving at a consensus of judgement ... More


Alan of Lille, Anticlaudianus, CA. 1182

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter (eds)

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199653782
eISBN:
9780191803628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Anticlaudianus, a cosmological poem written by Alan of Lille around 1182. Taking its inspiration from the great cosmological writings of the twelfth century, including the ... More


From Cosmos to Microcosm: Nature, Allegory, Humanism

Rebecca Davis

in Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198778400
eISBN:
9780191823831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778400.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

By tracing Natura’s appearances in Bernard Silvestris’s Cosmographia, Alan of Lille’s De planctu naturae and Anticlaudianus, and in the vernacular contributions of Jean de Meun’s Roman de la rose, ... More


Introduction

Justin A. Haynes

in The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

By placing twelfth-century Latin epic in the context of the Virgilian tradition, this study seeks to promote wider interdisciplinary knowledge of these poems. At the same time, it attempts to bridge ... More


The Anticlaudianus as Virgilian Allegory

Justin A. Haynes

in The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents evidence that the plot of Alan of Lille’s Anticlaudianus is modeled on the allegorical interpretation of Virgil’s Aeneid. Specifically, it argues that the first six books of the ... More


Translation as Repetition: The Miller and his Tale

Warren Ginsberg

in Tellers, Tales, and Translation in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198748786
eISBN:
9780191811500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748786.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

After the Knight has finished his tale, the Host asks the Monk to “quite” him. The Miller, however, demands that he be the one to “quite” the Knight. The Miller repeats Harry’s verb and he translates ... More


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