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Literary Language and Its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages : Bollingen Series - Erich Auerbach

Literary Language and Its Public in Late Latin Antiquity and in the Middle Ages

Bollingen Series

By: Erich Auerbach, Ralph Manheim (Translator)

Paperback Published: 6th June 1993
ISBN: 9780691024684
Number Of Pages: 452

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In this, his final book, Erich Auerbach writes, "My purpose is always to write history." Tracing the transformations of classical Latin rhetoric from late antiquity to the modern era, he explores major concerns raised in his "Mimesis": the historical and social contexts in which writings were received, and issues of aesthetics, semantics, stylistics, and sociology that anticipate the concerns of the new historicism.

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"Auerbach magically relates the story of Christian transformation of the ... styles of classical pagan antiquity with the lowly style accepted as standard in the Middle Ages until the reemergence of the sublime style through Dante's Divine Comedy..."--The Virginia Quarterly Review "This book, like [Mimesis], is necessary reading... [Its] penetration of the Western public and its language is both subtle and powerful... The existence and the delights of his book and of the lifework it completed are an enormous beacon burning against despair."--The Times Literary Supplement

Foreword (1993)p. ix
Prefacep. xli
Introduction: Purpose and Methodp. 3
Sermo Humilisp. 25
Excursus: Gloria Passionisp. 67
Latin Prose in the Early Middle Agesp. 83
Camilla, or, The Rebirth of the Sublimep. 181
The Western Public and Its Languagep. 235
Abbreviationsp. 341
List of Works Citedp. 343
General Indexp. 373
Index of Latin Wordsp. 389
Bibliography of the Writings of Erich Auerbachp. 391
Biographical Notep. 407
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ISBN: 9780691024684
ISBN-10: 0691024685
Series: Bollingen Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 6th June 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Type: Revised