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

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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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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

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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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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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Evaporating Genres

Essays on Fantastic Literature

Author: Gary K. Wolfe

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571040

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.
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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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The Encyclopedia of Hell

A Comprehensive Survey of the Underworld

Author: Miriam Van Scott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146689119X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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The Encyclopedia of Hell is a comprehensive survey of the underworld, drawing information from cultures around the globe and eras throughout history. Organized in a simple-to-use alphabetic format, entries cover representations of the dark realm of the dead in mythology, religion, works of art, opera, literature, theater, music, film, and television. Sources include African legends, Native American stories, Asian folktales, and other more obscure references, in addition to familiar infernal chronicles from Western lore. The result is a catalog of underworld data, with entries running the gamut from descriptions of grisly pits of torture to humorous cartoons lampooning the everlasting abyss. Its extensive cross-referencing also supplies links between various concepts and characters from the netherworld and provides further information on particular theories. Peruse these pages and find out for yourself what history's greatest imaginations have envisioned awaiting the wicked on the other side of the grave.
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Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948801

Category: History

Page: 2160

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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.
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Encyclopædia Britannica

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature

Author: Colin Macfarquhar,George Gleig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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