The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature / Edition 1

The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature / Edition 1

by C. S. Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521477352

ISBN-13: 9780521477352

Pub. Date: 08/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the 'image' discarded by later years as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model

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The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the 'image' discarded by later years as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe'. This, Lewis's last book, has been hailed as 'the final memorial to the work of a great scholar and teacher and a wise and noble mind'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521477352
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The medieval situation; 2. Reservations; 3. Selected materials: the classical period; 4. Selected materials: the seminal period; 5. The heavens; 6. The longaevi; 7. Earth and her inhabitants; 8. The influence of the model; Epilogue; Index.

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