Texts And The Self In The Twelfth Century by Sarah SpenceTexts And The Self In The Twelfth Century by Sarah Spence

Texts And The Self In The Twelfth Century

bySarah SpenceEditorAlastair Minnis

Paperback | March 9, 2006

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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.
Title:Texts And The Self In The Twelfth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521024471

ISBN - 13:9780521024471


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Corpus, body, text (and self); 2. Writing out the body: Abbot Suger, De administratione; 3. Text of the body: Abelard and Guibert de Nogent; 4. Text of the self: Guilhem IX and Jaufre Rudel, Bernart de Vantadorn, Raimbaut d'Aurenga; 5. Writing in the vernacular: the Lais of Marie de France; 6. Conclusion; Works cited; Index.