By Gian Biagio Conte,S. J. Harrison
By Donnalee Dox
---Margaret Knapp, Arizona country University
"...an elegantly concise survey of ways classical notions of theater were interpreted within the Latin center a while. Dox convincingly demonstrates that faraway from there being a unmarried 'medieval' angle in the direction of theater, there has been in reality a lot debate approximately how theater may be understood to operate inside of Christian culture, even within the so-called 'dark a long time' of Western tradition. This e-book makes an leading edge contribution to experiences of the historical past of the theater, obvious when it comes to the heritage of rules, instead of of practice."
---Constant Mews, Director, Centre for the examine of faith & Theology, collage of Monash, Australia
"In the centuries among St. Augustine and Bartholomew of Bruges, Christian proposal progressively moved from a brusque rejection of classical theater to a steadily nuanced and optimistic evaluation of its price. during this lucidly written research, Donnalee Dox provides a big side to our figuring out of the Christian response to, and edition of, classical tradition within the centuries among the Church Fathers and the rediscovery of Aristotle."
---Philipp W. Rosemann, college of Dallas
This publication considers medieval texts that care for old theater as records of Latin Christianity's highbrow background. As an workout in medieval historiography, this learn additionally examines biases in sleek scholarship that search hyperlinks among those texts and function practices. the hassle to convey those texts jointly and position them of their highbrow contexts finds a way more nuanced and contested discourse on Greco-Roman theater and medieval theatrical perform than has been stated. The publication is prepared chronologically and indicates the medieval foundations for the Early smooth integration of dramatic conception and theatrical performance.
The concept of the Theater in Latin Christian Thought should be of curiosity to theater historians, highbrow historians, and people who paintings on issues of touch among the eu center a while and Renaissance. The wide diversity of files mentioned (liturgical treatises, scholastic commentaries, philosophical tracts, and letters spanning many centuries) renders person chapters worthwhile to philosophers, aestheticians, and liturgists in addition to to historians and historiographers. For theater historians, this research deals an alternate interpreting of general texts that could modify our knowing of the emergence of dramatic and theatrical traditions within the West. simply because theater is never regarded as an element of highbrow initiatives within the heart a while, this research opens a brand new subject within the writing of medieval highbrow history.
By Ahuvia Kahane
Homer's poetry is well known because the starting of the literary culture of the West and between its such a lot influential canonical texts. Outlining a chain of key topics, rules, and values linked to Homer and Homeric poetry, Homer: A consultant for the confused explores the query of the formation of the Iliad and the Odyssey - the so-called 'Homeric Problem'. one of the major Homeric issues which the ebook considers are foundation and shape, orality and composition, heroic values, social constitution, and social bias, gender roles and gendered interpretation, ethnicity, representations of faith, mortality, and the divine, reminiscence, poetry, and poetics, and canonicity and culture, and the heritage of Homeric receptions.
Drawing upon his huge wisdom of scholarship on Homer and early epic, Ahuvia Kahane explores modern severe and philosophical questions when it comes to Homer and the Homeric culture, and examines his wider cultural influence, contexts and importance. this is often the proper better half to review of this so much influential poet, supplying readers with a few uncomplicated feedback for extra pursuing their pursuits in Homer.
By Valentin Christ
In mittelalterlichen Erzählungen treten unzählige Dinge auf, die über den prestige als bloß ‚Zuhandenes‘ weit hinausreichen. Unbelebt und dabei doch höchst ‚aktiv‘ scheinen diese Gegenstände das Geschehen in irgendeiner Weise mitzubestimmen. Woher ein Ding kommt und wohin es geht, wem es gehört(e), wie und wann guy es benutzt and so on. – all das ist nicht selten von entscheidender Bedeutung.
Umso irritierender ist der Befund, dass Dinge momentan als weitgehend ‚blinder Fleck‘ auf der erzähltheoretischen Landkarte zu bezeichnen sind und eher beiläufig den primären Erzählkonstituenten Figur – Handlung – Raum zugeordnet werden. Die vorliegende Arbeit zeigt hier mehrere Ansatzpunkte für eine narratologische Aufwertung auf.
Die theoretischen Überlegungen werden anhand der Untersuchung von Veldekes Eneasroman im Vergleich mit dem altfranzösischen Roman d’Eneas und Vergils Aeneis exemplarisch auf die Erzählanalyse übertragen. Dabei wird deutlich, wie unterschiedlich Dinge teilweise zwischen den drei Erzählungen verhandelt werden – und welche spezifischen Interpretationsmöglichkeiten das eröffnen kann.
By A. P. David
By Ármann Jakobsson,Sverrir Jakobsson
The final fifty years have noticeable an important switch within the concentration of saga reviews, from a preoccupation with origins and improvement to a renewed curiosity in different subject matters, equivalent to the character of the sagas and their price as assets to medieval ideologies and mentalities.
The Routledge learn spouse to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas offers an in depth interdisciplinary exam of saga scholarship during the last fifty years, occasionally juxtaposing it with past perspectives and interpreting the sagas either as artistic endeavors and as resource fabrics.
This quantity can be of curiosity to outdated Norse and medieval Scandinavian students and available to medievalists in general.
By S. Hutton
By Manuel Baumbach,Nicola Dümmler
Despite their wealthy culture, the Carmina Anacreontea transmitted within the Palatine Anthology have bought little scholarly cognizance. This overlook is associated with questions pertaining to their authenticity. lengthy learn as poems by means of the traditional lyricist Anacreon, they're now seemed in its place as imitations of Anacreontic lyricism. This quantity provides the newest findings at the language, poetology, culture, and reception of this lyrical collection.
By Roberta Stewart
Plautus’ comedies can be our foremost resource for reconstructing the lives of slaves in historical Rome. by means of interpreting literature along the old list, we will be able to conjure a thickly contextualized photograph of slavery within the past due 3rd and early moment centuries bce, the earliest interval for which we've got such evidence.
The ebook discusses how slaves have been captured and bought; their therapy via the grasp and the group; the expansion of the belief of the slave as “other than human,” and as chattel; and the matter of freedom for either slaves and society.
By Moshe Lazar,Norris J. Lacy
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