Desire Against the Law: The Juxtaposition of Contraries in Early Medieval Spanish Literature

Desire Against the Law: The Juxtaposition of Contraries in Early Medieval Spanish Literature

by James Burke
     
 


The churches and manuscripts of medieval Europe incessantly juxtapose imagery depicting sacred themes with likenesses of the crudest and basest nature. Drawing on the contrast between Bakhtin's concepts of the carnivalesque and the domain of the law, this book examines such opposites in six major works of pre-1350 Spanish literature.See more details below

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The churches and manuscripts of medieval Europe incessantly juxtapose imagery depicting sacred themes with likenesses of the crudest and basest nature. Drawing on the contrast between Bakhtin's concepts of the carnivalesque and the domain of the law, this book examines such opposites in six major works of pre-1350 Spanish literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804729369
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Series:
Figurae: Reading Medieval Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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