Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

by Hugh White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198187300

ISBN-13: 9780198187301

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This book examines the moral status of the natural in writings by Alan of Lille, Jean de Meun, John Gower, Geoffrey Chaucer, and others, showing how--particularly in the erotic sphere--the influences of nature are not always conceived as wholly benign.  See more details below

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This book examines the moral status of the natural in writings by Alan of Lille, Jean de Meun, John Gower, Geoffrey Chaucer, and others, showing how--particularly in the erotic sphere--the influences of nature are not always conceived as wholly benign.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198187301
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Academic Natures
The Moral Status of the Natural in Middle English Vernacular Writings
Natura Vicaria Dei
The Roman de la Rose
Further French Natures
Gower
Chaucer
Works Cited
Index

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