Richard Rolle and the Invention of Authority (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)

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Richard Rolle and the Invention of Authority (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 380 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521390170
  • DDC分類 821.1

基本説明

This the first literary study of Richard Rolle (d. 1349), one of theomost widely-read English writers of the late middle ages.

Full Description


This 1991 book is a literary study of the career of Richard Rolle (d.1349), a Yorkshire hermit and mystic who was one of the most widely read English writers of the late Middle Ages. Nicholas Watson proposes a chronology of Rolle's writings, and offers a literary analyses of a number of his works. He shows how Rolle's career, as a writer of passionate religious works in Latin and later in English, has as its principal focus the establishment of his own spiritual authority. The book also addresses wider issues, suggesting an alternative way of looking at mystical writing in general and challenging the prevailing view of the relationship between medieval and renaissance attitudes to authors and authority.

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction: contexts: three preliminary essays
Part I: 1. Interpreting Rolle's life
2. The structure of Rolle's thought
Part II: 3. Active life: Judica Me as
apologetic pastoral
4. Contemplative life: 1) 'Seeing into heaven':
commentaries and Canticum Amoris
Part III: 5. Contemplative life 2) Fervor:
Incendium Amoris
6. Contemplative life 3) Dulcor: Super Psalmum
Vicesimum, Super Canticum, Canticorum, Contra
Amatores Mundi
7. Contemplative life
4) Canor: Melos Amoris Part IV: 8. 'Mixed'
life 1): Super Lectiones Mortuorum and
Emendatio Vitae
9. 'Mixed' life 2): the English works Epilogue:
Rolle as a late medieval Auctor Excursus I: The
chronology of Rolle's writings Excursus II:
Rolle's reading and the reliability of the
Officium
Notes
Bibliography of manuscripts and works cited.