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The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages
The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages
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The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

Albrecht Classen
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The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

Albrecht Classen
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The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The contributors to the volume The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages explore the significance of the written document as the key icon of a whole era. Both philosophers and artists, both poets and clerics wholeheartedly subscribed to the notion that reading and writing represented essential epistemological tools for spiritual, political, religious, and philosophical quests. To gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the medieval book, the contributors to this volume examine pertinent statements by medieval philosophers and French, German, English, Spanish, and Italian poets.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2013
ISBN
9781135677817
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Literary Criticism
Edition
1

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