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How the west was won essays on the literary imagination, the canon, and the Christian middle ages for Burcht Pranger

Willemien Otten; Arie Johan Vanderjagt; Hent de Vries


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  • Title:
    How the west was won essays on the literary imagination, the canon, and the Christian middle ages for Burcht Pranger
  • Author: Willemien Otten; Arie Johan Vanderjagt; Hent de Vries
  • Description: "Movesi un vecchierel canuto et bianco ..." : notes on a sonnet of Petrarch / Moments of indecision, sovereign possibilities : notes on the tableau vivant / History and the vertical canon : Calvin's Institutes and Beckett / Christ's case and John Donne, "seeing through his words" : the stigma of martyrdom transfigured / Playing with history : the satirical portrayal of the medieval papacy on an eighteenth-century deck of playing cards / From east to west : Jansenists, Orientalists, and the eucharistic controversy / Labouring in reason's vineyard : Voltaire and the allegory of enlightenment / The search for the canon and the problem of body and soul / Music at the limits : Edward Said's musical elaborations / The canonisation of the medieval past : England and the continent compared / Scholarship of literature and life : Leopold Zunz and the invention of Jewish culture / Censorship and canon : a note on some medieval works and authors / Does the canon need converting? A meditation on Augustine's Soliloquies, Eriugena's Periphyseon, and the dialogue with the religious past / Between pedagogy and democracy : on canons and aversion to conformity in ordinary language philosophy / On the significance of disagreement : Stanley Cavell and ordinary language philosophy / Fast forward, or : the theologico-political event in quick motion (miracles, media, and multitudes in St. Augustine) / Tangere autem corde, hoc est credere : Augustine on 'touching' the numinous / The fame of fake, Dionysius the Areopagite : fabrication, falsification, and the 'cloud of unknowing' / Two female apostolic mystics : Catherine of Siena and Madame Jeanne Guyon / De obitu Valentiniani : Abelard, Bernard of Clairvaux, and the canonization of Ambrose of Milan on baptism by desire / The 'whole Abelard' and the availability of language / Tempus asper... : chiaroscuro in Hugh of Saint Victor / Obedience simple and true : Anselm of Canterbury on how to defeat the devil / The monastic challenge : remarks /
    This volume contains articles on various aspects of literary imagination, with essays ranging from Petrarch to Voltaire, on the canon, with essays on western history as one of shifting cultural ideals, and on the Christian Middle Ages. The volume is a Festschrift for Burcht Pranger of the University of Amsterdam.
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill
  • Format: 1 online resource (448 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-95274-9;ISBN 9786612952746;ISBN 90-04-18497-X
  • Subjects: Christian literature; Christianity and literature; Literature, Medieval; Canon (Literature); Europe -- Intellectual life; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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