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Johannes de Hauvilla: Architrenius (Winthrop Wetherbee (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1995) 9780521405669
Johannes de Hauvilla: Architrenius (Winthrop Wetherbee (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1995) 9780521405669
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Title: Johannes de Hauvilla: Architrenius

Author: Wetherbee, Winthrop (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1995

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521405669

Volumes: 1; Pages: 308

List Price in Paper: $55.00 Our price: $55.00

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Architrenius is a vivacious and influential Latin satirical poem dating from 1184. It describes the journey of a young man (the "Arch-Weeper") on the threshold of maturity, confronting the ills of the church, court, and schools of late twelfth-century Europe. The directness with which the poem engages social, psychological, and sexual problems anticipates the work of great vernacular writers such as Chaucer. Winthrop Wetherbee's prose translation is presented alongside the original Latin, and augmented by an introduction and extensive notes.
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