The Forward Movement of the Fourteenth Century by Francis Lee UtleyThe Forward Movement of the Fourteenth Century by Francis Lee Utley

The Forward Movement of the Fourteenth Century

byFrancis Lee Utley

Paperback | March 16, 2016

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The papers collected in this volume emphasize the importance of the fourteenth century to the development of mediaeval institutions. Harry Bober presents a convincing case for regarding the period of Rayonnant Gothic architecture in France, not as a hiatus between High and Flamboyant Gothic, but as one in which new architectural aims were pursued. Grace Frank, in a critical look at French literature of the century, rejects much of the work of the court poets as little more than sterile imitation, but sees in the drama of the period the beginnings of a real and solid dramatic tradition. In his account of the college system in the fourteenth-century universities, Astrik L. Gabriel discusses the intellectual, moral, and social aspects of mediaeval college life, and observes that the increased demand for learning created problems that were similar to our own. Alan Gewirth considers the fourteenth century a particularly appropriate period in which to examine the relationship between philosophy and political thought, for during this period philosophers were closely involved in the practical political issues of the time. In the final article, George P. Cuttino discusses the Modus tenendi parliamentum, one of the most significant documents in the history of the growth of English representative government. A translation of M. V. Clarke's text of the English version of the Modus appears in an appendix.Francis Lee Utley is professor of English at Ohio State University. He is the author of The Crooked Rib, the Ninth Supplement to Wells' Manual of the Writings of Middle English, and co-editor of Studies in Biblical and Jewish Folklore.
Title:The Forward Movement of the Fourteenth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:March 16, 2016Publisher:Ohio State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814253571

ISBN - 13:9780814253571

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