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By John M. Fyler

Medieval commentaries at the starting place and historical past of language used biblical heritage, from production to the Tower of Babel, as their starting-point, and defined the revolutionary impairment of an initially excellent language. Biblical and classical resources raised questions for either medieval poets and commentators concerning the nature of language, its participation within the Fall, and its attainable redemption. John M. Fyler makes a speciality of how 3 significant poets - Chaucer, Dante, and Jean de Meun - participated in those debates approximately language. He deals clean analyses of the way the background of language is defined and debated within the Divine Comedy, the Canterbury stories and the Roman de los angeles Rose. whereas Dante follows the Augustinian suggestion of the autumn and next redemption of language, Jean de Meun and Chaucer are skeptical concerning the probabilities for linguistic redemption and renounce themselves, no less than half-comically, to the linguistic implications of the autumn and the declining world.

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