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Title: The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 2: The Middle Ages
Author: Minnis, Alastair Ian Johnson (eds)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2005
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521300070
Volumes: 1; Pages: 882
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In addition to the main traditions in Medieval Latin and Byzantine Greek, this comprehensive introduction to the literary theory and criticism produced during the Middle Ages covers all major European vernaculars, ranging from Irish to Old Norse, from Occitan to Middle High German and Italian. Special attention is given to the contribution of Dante Alighieri and his commentators, along with the debates on the relative merits of Latin and the Italian vernacular, and the literary attitudes of the early humanists.ContentsIntroduction Alastair Minnis and Ian JohnsonPart I. The Liberal Arts and the Arts of Latin Textuality1. Grammatica and literary theory Martin Irvine with David Thomson2. The arts of poetry and prose J. J. Murphy3. The arts of letter writing Ronald G. Witt4. The arts of preaching Siegfried WenzelPart II. The Study of Classical Authors5. From late antiquity until the twelfth century Winthrop Wetherbee6. From the twelfth century until c.1500 Vincent GillespiePart III. Textual Psychologies: Imagination, Memory, Pleasure7. Literary imagination and memory Alastair Minnis8. The profits of pleasure Glending OlsonPart IV. Vernacular Critical Traditions: The Early Middle Ages9. Medieval Irish literary theory and criticism Patrick Sims-Williams and Erich Poppe10. Anglo-Saxon textual attitudes Ananya Jahanara Kabir11. Literary theory and practice in early medieval Germany John Flood12. Literary criticism in Welsh before c.1300 Marged Haycock13. Criticism and literary theory in Old Norse-Icelandic Margaret Clunies RossPart V. Vernacular Critical Traditions: The Late Middle Ages14. Latin commentary tradition and vernacular literature Alastair Minnis, Ralph Hanna, Tony Hunt, Nigel Palmer and Ronald Keightley15. Vernacular literary consciousness: English, French, German Kevin Brownlee, Alastair Minnis, Tony Hunt, Ian Johnson and Nigel Palmer16. Occitan grammars and the art of Troubadour poetry Simon Gaunt and John Marshall17. Literary theory and polemic in Castile, c.1200-c.1500 Julian Weiss18. Literary criticism in Middle High German literature Nigel Palmer19. Later literary criticism in Wales Gruffydd Aled WilliamsPart VI. Latin and Vernacular in Italian Literary Theory20. Dante Alighieri: Experimentation and (self-)exegesis Zygmunt G. Baranski21. The Epistle to Can Grande Zygmunt G. Baranski22. The Trecento commentaries on Dante's Commedia Steven Botterill23. Latin and vernacular from Dante to the age of Lorenzo (1321-c.1500) Martin McLaughlin24. Humanist views on the study of Italian poetry in the early Italian Renaissance David Robey25. Humanist criticism of Latin and vernacular prose Martin McLaughlinPart VII. Byzantine Literary Theory and Criticism26. Byzantine literary criticism and the uses of literature Thomas Conley.