Seeing Through the Veil: Optical Theory and Medieval Allegory

Seeing Through the Veil: Optical Theory and Medieval Allegory

by Suzanne Conklin Akbari
     
 

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Offering a new interdisciplinary, synthetic approach to late medieval intellectual history and to major works within the medieval literary canon, Seeing through the Veil will be an essential resource to the study of medieval literature and culture, as well as philosophy, history of art, and history of science.

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Offering a new interdisciplinary, synthetic approach to late medieval intellectual history and to major works within the medieval literary canon, Seeing through the Veil will be an essential resource to the study of medieval literature and culture, as well as philosophy, history of art, and history of science.

Editorial Reviews

Notes and Queries - John North
Akbari writes in a taut, pleasant, and persuasive style, and while she may not convince all of her readers all of the time, her well written foray into intellectual history will be sure to please very many.

University of Toronto Quarterly - Andrew Taylor
Seeing through the Veil marks a huge step forward in our understanding of cultural implications of medieval optical theory.

History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 27.4 - Barbara Newman
A model of technical writing at its best, Seeing through the Veil reveals the unsuspected richness of medieval scientific thought for the literary critic. Akbari's complex, subtle readings should interest anyone who cares about allegory or visuality.

Medium Aevum 74.2 - Norman Klassen
An extensive and thought-provoking treatment on the part of Akbari of the connections between changing medieval understandings of the relationship between optics, allegory, and knowledge

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442614826
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
10/29/2012
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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