Medieval Theory of Authorship: Scholastic Literary Attitudes in the Later Middle Ages (The Middle Ages Series)

By: A. J. Minnis

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It has often been held that scholasticism destroyed the literary theory that was emerging during the twelfth-century Renaissance, and hence discussion of late medieval literary works has tended to derive its critical vocabulary from modern, not medieval, theory. In "Medieval Theory of Authorship," now reissued with a new preface by the author, Alastair Minnis asks, "Is it not better to search again for a conceptual equipment which is at once historically valid and theoretically illuminating?"Minnis has found such writings in the glosses and commentaries on the authoritative Latin writers studied in schools and universities between 1100 and 1400. The prologues to these commentaries provide valuable insight into the medieval theory of authorship. Of special significance is scriptural exegesis, for medieval scholars found the Bible the most difficult text to describe appropriately and accurately.

Title: Medieval Theory of Authorship: Scholastic Literary Attitudes in the Later Middle Ages (The Middle Ages Series)

Author Name: A. J. Minnis

Categories: Language arts,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia. PA, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1988

ISBN Number: 0812212576

ISBN Number 13: 9780812212570

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 060757

Description: This volume is part of the Middle Ages Series and will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval literature and history. Illustrated cover with black and red lettering. Indexed. 323 pp. In near fine condition with some minor shelf wear on the binding. Full refund if not satisfied.