Glamorous Sorcery: Magic and Literacy in the High Middle Agesby David Rollo
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, Richard FitzNigel, Benoit de Sainte-Maure and Gerald of Wales. Extracts include English translations.
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