The Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences

Acta of the International Dante Symposium, 13-16 November 1983, Hunter College, New York

Author: Giuseppe C. Di Scipio,Aldo D. Scaglione

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027220409

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 385

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The guiding principle of this volume is the concept of the artes liberales, the trivium and quadrivium, as branches of learning that are rooted in Dante Alighieri's mind. The present volume contains essays by leading international scholars on the various scientific and artistic disciplines which form the background, sources, and presence in Dante's opus.
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Author: Colum Hourihane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195395360

Category: Art

Page: 677

View: 7530

This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.
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Divine Providence: A History

The Bible, Virgil, Orosius, Augustine, and Dante

Author: Brenda Deen Schildgen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441112707

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Looks at the influence of Orosius and Augustine, as well as of the Bible and Virgil, on Dante's view of the notion of providential history.
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Dante's Sacred Poem

Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to The Divine Comedy

Author: Sheila J. Nayar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441130837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Arguing that the consecrated body in the Eucharist is one of the central metaphors structuring The Divine Comedy, this book is the first comprehensive exploration of the theme of transubstantiation across Dante's epic poem. Drawing attention first to the historical and theological tensions inherent in ideas of transubstantiation that rippled through Western culture up to the early fourteenth century, Sheila Nayar engages in a Eucharistic reading of both the "flesh" allusions and "metamorphosis" motifs that thread through the entirety of Dante's poem. From the cannibalistic resonances of the Ugolino episode in the Inferno to the Corpus Christi-like procession seminal to Purgatory, Nayar demonstrates how these sacrifice- and Host-related metaphors, allusions, and tropes lead directly and intentionally to the Comedy's final vision, that of the Eucharist itself. Arguing that the final revelation in Paradise is analogically "the Bread of Life," Nayar brings to the fore Christ's centrality (as sacrament) to The Divine Comedy-a reading that is certain to alter current-day thinking about Dante's poem.
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De Ortu Grammaticae

Studies in medieval grammar and linguistic theory in memory of Jan Pinborg

Author: Geoffrey L. Bursill-Hall,Sten Ebbesen,E.F.K. Koerner

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902727813X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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The Danish scholar Jan Pinborg (1937-1982) made outstanding contributions to our understanding of medieval language study. The papers in this volume clearly demonstrate the wealth of Pinborg's scholarly interests and the extent of his influence.Though centered on medieval theories of grammar and language, the collection ranges in time from the fourth century B.C. to the seventeenth century A.D.; theories of the pronoun, of mental language, of supposition, of figurative expressions and of mereology are among the topics discussed; and the papers deal with both humble anonymous teachers of grammar and with such well-known men as Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Peter of Spain, Roger Bacon, Robert Kilwardby, Thomas Aquinas, Dante, William of Ockham, Domingo de Soto, and Suárez. The papers are in English, German, or French.
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The British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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Dante Encyclopedia

Author: Richard Lansing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136849718

Category: History

Page: 1040

View: 2013

The Dante Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource that presents a systematic introduction to Dante's life and works and the cultural context in which his moral and intellectual imagination took shape.
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Dante's Vision and the Circle of Knowledge

Author: Giuseppe Mazzotta

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140086304X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

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In a masterly synthesis of historical and literary analysis, Giuseppe Mazzotta shows how medieval knowledge systems--the cycle of the liberal arts, ethics, politics, and theology--interacted with poetry and elevated the Divine Comedy to a central position in shaping all other forms of discursive knowledge. To trace the circle of Dante's intellectual concerns, Mazzotta examines the structure and aims of medieval encyclopedias, especially in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; the medieval classification of knowledge; the battle of the arts; the role of the imagination; the tension between knowledge and vision; and Dante's theological speculations in his constitution of what Mazzotta calls aesthetic, ludic theology. As a poet, Dante puts himself at the center of intellectual debates of his time and radically redefines their configuration. In this book, Mazzotta offers powerful new readings of a poet who stands amid his culture's crisis and fragmentation, one who responds to and counters them in his work. In a critical gesture that enacts Dante's own insight, Mazzotta's practice is also a fresh contribution to the theoretical literary debates of the present. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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The Popular Encyclopedia

Being a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, Biography, History, and Political Economy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Taste of the Classics

The Divine Comedy, The Knowledge of the Holy, Pride and Prejudice & The Love of God

Author: N.A

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083085956X

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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In A Taste of the Classics Series, Kenneth Boa encapsulates and discusses the classic works that helped shape Western civilization: books like The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer and The Love of God by Bernard of Clairvaux, giving you a synthesis of the key things you will want to know: The life and times of the author The timeless contribution of the book Key quotations from the book that reveal the power of the book and illustrate its underlying worldview Brief insights after each of the key quotations Compelling applications for our lives
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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

A Novel

Author: Isabel Greenberg

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316225827

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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A beautifully illustrated book of imaginary fables about Earth's early--and lost--history. Before our history began, another--now forgotten--civilization thrived. The people who roamed Early Earth were much like us: curious, emotional, funny, ambitious, and vulnerable. In this series of illustrated and linked tales, Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early Earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch. As intricate and richly imagined as the work of Chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's debut will be a welcome addition to the thriving graphic novel genre.
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