European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages

European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages

by Ernst Robert Curtius
     
 

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"Curtius's book, despite its age, remains vital for anyone interested in the fate of the classics in Western Europe. European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is at once a great resource and a model of how to think about literature and tradition. It is wonderful to have it readily available again."—Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

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"Curtius's book, despite its age, remains vital for anyone interested in the fate of the classics in Western Europe. European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is at once a great resource and a model of how to think about literature and tradition. It is wonderful to have it readily available again."—Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

Editorial Reviews

The Virginia Quarterly Review
This is the sort of book which takes much of a man's lifetime to produce and which can be read again and again with profit and pleasure. In effect it is an analysis of medieval Latin literature as a major stage in the transition from the Graeco-Roman classics to the modern vernacular literatures. No forbidding catalogue of periods, authors, and works, but literary criticism and literary history by a thoughtful scholar at home in classical, medieval, and modern literature, this is a powerfully presented and richly informative study of medieval standards, values, assumptions and literary conventions.
The Hudson Review
We have in [this work] a vast store of significant learning, and many new and important insights into the humane literary heritage and its precarious transmission.
— Francis Fergusson
The Hudson Review - Francis Fergusson
We have in [this work] a vast store of significant learning, and many new and important insights into the humane literary heritage and its precarious transmission.
Sixteenth-Century Journal
A balanced introduction to Curtius studies, putting this masterpiece in context as the work of a German academic 'mandarin' whom family history, character, and intellectual training made an advocate for an elite European cultural cosmopolitanism.
Sixteenth Century Journal
A balanced introduction to Curtius studies, putting this masterpiece in context as the work of a German academic 'mandarin' whom family history, character, and intellectual training made an advocate for an elite European cultural cosmopolitanism.
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"This is the sort of book which takes much of a man's lifetime to produce and which can be read again and again with profit and pleasure. In effect it is an analysis of medieval Latin literature as a major stage in the transition from the Graeco-Roman classics to the modern vernacular literatures. No forbidding catalogue of periods, authors, and works, but literary criticism and literary history by a thoughtful scholar at home in classical, medieval, and modern literature, this is a powerfully presented and richly informative study of medieval standards, values, assumptions and literary conventions."The Virginia Quarterly Review

"We have in [this work] a vast store of significant learning, and many new and important insights into the humane literary heritage and its precarious transmission."—Francis Fergusson, The Hudson Review

"A balanced introduction to Curtius studies, putting this masterpiece in context as the work of a German academic 'mandarin' whom family history, character, and intellectual training made an advocate for an elite European cultural cosmopolitanism."Sixteenth Century Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691157009
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/21/2013
Edition description:
With a New introduction by Colin Burrow
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
934,942
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.80(d)

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