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This book assess the relationship of literature to various other cultural forms in the Middle Ages. Jesse M. Gellrich uses the insights of such thinkers as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, and Derrida to explore the continuity of medieval ideas about speaking, writing, and texts.

This book assess the relationship of literature to various other cultural forms in the Middle Ages. Jesse M. Gellrich uses the insights of such thinkers as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, and Derrida to explore the continuity of medieval ideas about speaking, writing, and texts.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. 5
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  1. Epigraphs
  2. p. 6
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Half Title Page, Front Image
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 17-28
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  1. 1. The Argument of the Book: Medieval Writing and Modern Theory
  2. pp. 29-50
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  1. 2. The Semiology of Space in the Middle Ages: On Manuscript Painting, Sacred Architecture, Scholasticism, and Music
  2. pp. 51-93
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  1. 3. The Language of Mythology: On Medieval Grammar and Hermeneutics
  2. pp. 94-138
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  1. 4. Dante’s Liber Occultorum and the Structure of Allegory in the Commedia
  2. pp. 139-166
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  1. 5. The Origin of Language Reconsidered: Chaucer’s House of Fame
  2. pp. 167-201
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  1. 6. Problems of Misreading: The “Prologue” to The Legend of Good Women
  2. pp. 202-223
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  1. 7. Interpreting the “Naked Text” in the “General Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales
  2. pp. 224-247
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  1. 8. Retrospect: On Historical Change
  2. pp. 248-256
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 257-286
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 287-292
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. 4
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501740718
Related ISBN(s)
9780801417221, 9780801493959, 9781501740701, 9781501740725
MARC Record
OCLC
1122599477
Pages
294
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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