Glamorous Sorcery: Magic and Literacy in the High Middle Ages

Glamorous Sorcery: Magic and Literacy in the High Middle Ages

by David Rollo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816635463

ISBN-13: 9780816635467

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Rollo's highly specialised analysis examines the spread of literacy and the relationship between vernacular and latin literature in 12th-century Europe. He focuses on how secular and clerical writers used magic as a metaphor for writing and examines the literary devices and works of William of Malmesbury, Geoffrey of Monmouth, John of Salisbury, William Fitzstephen,…  See more details below

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Rollo's highly specialised analysis examines the spread of literacy and the relationship between vernacular and latin literature in 12th-century Europe. He focuses on how secular and clerical writers used magic as a metaphor for writing and examines the literary devices and works of William of Malmesbury, Geoffrey of Monmouth, John of Salisbury, William Fitzstephen, Richard FitzNigel, Benoit de Sainte-Maure and Gerald of Wales. Extracts include English translations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816635467
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Medieval Cultures Series, #25
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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