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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.
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1992. Buchzustand: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780691069661-3
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0691069662D
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good condition. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: dj. xiv, 328 pp. Dustjacket. LCC: 925839. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CH09140043