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Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century
     

Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century

by Sarah Spence
 

This book analyzes key twelfth-century Latin and vernacular texts that articulate a subjective autobiographical stance. The reader is led into a complex maze of paths, through intellectually daunting issues such as the relation of subject to object, self to body, body to text and text to language. The contention is that the self forged in medieval literature could

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This book analyzes key twelfth-century Latin and vernacular texts that articulate a subjective autobiographical stance. The reader is led into a complex maze of paths, through intellectually daunting issues such as the relation of subject to object, self to body, body to text and text to language. The contention is that the self forged in medieval literature could not have come into existence without the gap between Latinity and the vernacular and the shift in perspective in the twelfth century toward a visual and spatial orientation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521572798
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/12/1996
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series , #30
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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