Essays on the Arts of Discourse: Linguistics, Rhetoric, Poetics

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Reprints 25 works most relevant to understanding Scaglione's theory of language development and style, which he has refined over a long career teaching Italian and comparative literature at a number of universities. They share a common theme in referring to the traditional theory of the Arts of Discourse, or Trivium Arts, as the core of the liberal arts system. The examples range from Latin and Greek to Italian, French, and German. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Tabula gratulatoria
Editors' Foreword and Editorial Note
CV and Bibliography
1 A Life of Scholarship 1
2 Maurice Joly: Etica liberale e 'machiavellismo' sotto il Secondo Impero 11
3 Shahryar, Giocondo, Kote rviky: Three Versions of the Motif of the Faithless Woman 29
4 The Humanist as Scholar and Politian's Conception of the grammaticus 39
5 Periodic Syntax and Flexible Meter in the Divina Commedia 59
6 Stile e pensiero del Barocco fra arte e letteratura 83
7 Cinquecento Mannerism and the Uses of Petrarch 97
8 Boccaccio, Chaucer, and the Mercantile Ethic 121
9 Petrarch 1974: A Sketch for A Portrait 139
10 Aspetti delle Arti del Trivio fra Medioevo e Rinascimento 159
11 Dante and the Rhetorical Theory of Sentence Structure 179
12 Beauzee, Behaghel, and J. R. Ross on Heavy-NP Shift 193
13 The Structure of the Canzoniere and Petrarch's Method of Composition 207
14 Rhetorical Factors as Clues to Form and Meaning 217
15 Direct vs. Inverted Order: Wolff and Condillac on the Necessity of the Sign and the Interrelationship of Language and Thinking 233
16 The 18th-Century Debate Concerning Linearity or Simultaneity in the Deep Structure of Language: From Buffier to Gottsched 239
17 The Rise of National Languages: East and West 249
18 The Mediterranean's Three Spiritual Shores: Images of the Self Between Christianity and Islam in the Later Middle Ages 279
19 The Nature and Virtues of the German Language in the Bavarian Periodical Parnassus Boicus (1722-40) 301
20 Dante and the ars grammatica 315
21 The Origins of Syntax: Descartes or the modistae? 327
22 (Christian) Theologians vs. (Pagan) Philosophers: Another Look at Dante's Allegory 335
23 Celso Cittadini and the Origins of Romance Philology 345
24 Storytelling, the Novella, and the Decameron 353
25 Linguistics and Other Semiotic Arts 375
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