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: 1107604702

ISBN-13: 9781107604704

Pub. Date: 04/30/2012

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:
9781107604704
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Series:
Canto Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
177,490
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(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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