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Medieval Ovid : frame narrative and political allegory, Amanda J. Gerber

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Medieval Ovid : frame narrative and political allegory
Title
Medieval Ovid
Title remainder
frame narrative and political allegory
Statement of responsibility
Amanda J. Gerber
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Medieval Ovid uncovers the impetus for the floruit of Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman story compilations throughout late medieval Western Europe. Previously disregarded as encyclopedic fodder for practicing moralizing exegesis, these works actually originate from widely disseminated (yet previously unanalyzed) commentaries used by students, scholars, and secular readers studying Ovid's composition strategies. Rather than sanitize Ovid's "Metamorphoses", most editions regarded the poem as an intricately interwoven frame narrative whose inset tales commented on each other as well as on the author's historical context as a disgruntled political exile determined to depict vitiated hegemonies throughout human history. Such readings appealed to late medieval writers in communal areas, areas that repeatedly challenged monarchic and oligarchic control, and that discovered space for socio-political discourse within Ovidian frame narratives. Here, Gerber reclassifies medieval appropriators of ancient lore, not as passive and moralizing recipients, but as active and politically motivated composers. -- Back cover
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Gerber, Amanda J
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6537
LC item number
.G47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Palgrave Pivot
  • The New Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ovid
  • Frame-stories
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
Label
Medieval Ovid : frame narrative and political allegory, Amanda J. Gerber
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-158) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Reframing the Frame Narrative -- 2. Rethinking Ovid: The Commentary Tradition -- 3. Communal Narrative: Boccaccio and the Historical Paraphrase Tradition -- 4. Clerical Expansion and Narrative Diminution in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" -- 5. Overlapping Mythologies: The Political Afterlives of Frame Narratives in Gower's "Confessio Amantis" and Lydgate's "Fall of Princes" -- 6. Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 163 pages
Isbn
9781137488398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900913427
  • (OCoLC)ocn900913427
Label
Medieval Ovid : frame narrative and political allegory, Amanda J. Gerber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Reframing the Frame Narrative -- 2. Rethinking Ovid: The Commentary Tradition -- 3. Communal Narrative: Boccaccio and the Historical Paraphrase Tradition -- 4. Clerical Expansion and Narrative Diminution in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" -- 5. Overlapping Mythologies: The Political Afterlives of Frame Narratives in Gower's "Confessio Amantis" and Lydgate's "Fall of Princes" -- 6. Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 163 pages
Isbn
9781137488398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900913427
  • (OCoLC)ocn900913427

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