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The Resource Consolation in medieval narrative : Augustinian authority and open form, Chad D. Schrock

Consolation in medieval narrative : Augustinian authority and open form, Chad D. Schrock

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Consolation in medieval narrative : Augustinian authority and open form
Title
Consolation in medieval narrative
Title remainder
Augustinian authority and open form
Statement of responsibility
Chad D. Schrock
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. "--
  • "This book explores how medieval writers provided consolation for personal stories that did not end well by telling those stories in terms of sacred history, which for them had not ended well yet. They knew how to do this because Augustine, in Confessions and City of God, did it first"--
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1978-
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Schrock, Chad D.
Dewey number
809/.933823
Index
index present
LC call number
PN682.C2
LC item number
S37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Middle Ages
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  • Augustine
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Christianity and literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Consolation in literature
  • Confession in literature
  • Augustine
  • HISTORY / Medieval
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
  • RELIGION / Christianity / History
  • Christianity and literature
  • Confession in literature
  • Consolation in literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Consolation in medieval narrative : Augustinian authority and open form, Chad D. Schrock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-234) 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
Introduction -- 1. For the Time Being: Interpretive Consolation in Augustinian Time -- 2. 'Quanto minorem consideras': Abelard's Proportional Consolation -- 3. Three Figures of the Church: Piers Plowman and the Quest for Consolation -- 4. Augustine and Arthur: The Stanzaic Morte and the Comforts of Elegy -- 5. Chaucer's Knight's Tale: Consolations at War -- 6. The Tower and the Turks: More's Meditative Consolation -- Conclusion
Control code
897399858
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 240 pages
Isbn
9781137453358
Lccn
2014044340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)897399858
Label
Consolation in medieval narrative : Augustinian authority and open form, Chad D. Schrock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-234) 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
Introduction -- 1. For the Time Being: Interpretive Consolation in Augustinian Time -- 2. 'Quanto minorem consideras': Abelard's Proportional Consolation -- 3. Three Figures of the Church: Piers Plowman and the Quest for Consolation -- 4. Augustine and Arthur: The Stanzaic Morte and the Comforts of Elegy -- 5. Chaucer's Knight's Tale: Consolations at War -- 6. The Tower and the Turks: More's Meditative Consolation -- Conclusion
Control code
897399858
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 240 pages
Isbn
9781137453358
Lccn
2014044340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)897399858

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