Consolation in Medieval Narrative Hardback

Augustinian Authority and Open Form

by Chad D. Schrock;

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Consolation in Medieval Narrative

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This book is the first scholarship to map in detail the shape, origins, and rhetorical function of a narrative form authors in the medieval period learned from Augustine's two great histories: the personal Confessions and the political and ecclesiastical City of God. The form's simple and flexible shape - prospect, fulfillment, interpretive retrospect - derives from Augustine's Christian exegetical practice. Because its meaning resides in retrospective and open interpretation of a climactic center, the form emerges as a consolatory narrative alternative to the closures of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy in key medieval texts manifesting personal, political, and ecclesiastical crisis: Peter Abelard's History of My Calamities, William Langland's Piers Plowman, the anonymous Stanzaic Morte, Geoffrey Chaucer's Knight's Tale, and Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation.

Consolation in Medieval Narrative by Chad D. Schrock was published by Palgrave Macmillan in May 2015. The ISBN for Consolation in Medieval Narrative is 9781137453358.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (May 2015)
Number of Pages260
Thickness16 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4316370
Page last updated 21st June 2018
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