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The Resource Knowing poetry : verse in medieval France from the rose to the Rhétoriqueurs, Adrian Armstrong & Sarah Kay ; with the participation of Rebecca Dixon [and others]

Knowing poetry : verse in medieval France from the rose to the Rhétoriqueurs, Adrian Armstrong & Sarah Kay ; with the participation of Rebecca Dixon [and others]

Label
Knowing poetry : verse in medieval France from the rose to the Rhétoriqueurs
Title
Knowing poetry
Title remainder
verse in medieval France from the rose to the Rhétoriqueurs
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Armstrong & Sarah Kay ; with the participation of Rebecca Dixon [and others]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the later Middle Ages, many writers claimed that prose is superior to verse as a vehicle of knowledge because it presents the truth in an unvarnished form, without the distortions of meter and rhyme. Beginning in the thirteenth century, works of verse narrative from the early Middle Ages were recast in prose, as if prose had become the literary norm. Instead of dying out, however, verse took on new vitality. In France verse texts were produced, in both French and Occitan, with the explicit intention of transmitting encyclopedic, political, philosophical, moral, historical, and other forms of knowledge. In Knowing Poetry, Adrian Armstrong and Sarah Kay explore why and how verse continued to be used to transmit and shape knowledge in France. They cover the period between Jean de Meun's Roman de la rose (c. 1270) and the major work of Jean Bouchet, the last of the grands rhétoriqueurs (c. 1530). The authors find that the advent of prose led to a new relationship between poetry and knowledge in which poetry serves as a medium for serious reflection and self-reflection on subjectivity, embodiment, and time. They propose that three major works-the Roman de la rose, the Ovide moralisé, and Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy-form a single influential matrix linking poetry and intellectual inquiry, metaphysical insights, and eroticized knowledge. The trio of thought-world-contingency, poetically represented by Philosophy, Nature, and Fortune, grounds poetic exploration of reality, poetry, and community
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Armstrong, Adrian
Dewey number
841/.109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PQ151
LC item number
.A67 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kay, Sarah
  • Dixon, Rebecca
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  • French poetry
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • POETRY
  • French poetry
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • Fransk poesi
  • Kunskapsteori i litteraturen
Label
Knowing poetry : verse in medieval France from the rose to the Rhétoriqueurs, Adrian Armstrong & Sarah Kay ; with the participation of Rebecca Dixon [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Persistent presence : verse after prose -- Poetry and history -- Poetry and thought -- Knowing the world in verse encyclopedias and encyclopedic verse -- Knowledge and the practice of poetry -- Textual communities : poetry and the social -- Construction of knowledge
Control code
742515533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460586
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40019446857
  • 10.7591/9780801460586
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r52m
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)742515533
Label
Knowing poetry : verse in medieval France from the rose to the Rhétoriqueurs, Adrian Armstrong & Sarah Kay ; with the participation of Rebecca Dixon [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Persistent presence : verse after prose -- Poetry and history -- Poetry and thought -- Knowing the world in verse encyclopedias and encyclopedic verse -- Knowledge and the practice of poetry -- Textual communities : poetry and the social -- Construction of knowledge
Control code
742515533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460586
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40019446857
  • 10.7591/9780801460586
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r52m
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)742515533

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