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Author Robertson, Kellie, 1968-

Title Nature Speaks : Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2017
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Description 1 online resource (454 pages)
Series The Middle Ages Series
Middle Ages series.
Contents Cover; Contents; A Note on Citations and Abbreviations; Introduction: Medieval Poetry and Natural Philosophy; PART I. FRAMING MEDIEVAL NATURE; Chapter 1. Figuring Physis; Chapter 2. Aristotle's Nature and Its Discontents; PART II. ALLEGORIZING NATURE IN THE VERNACULAR; Chapter 3. Jean de Meun and the Rule of Necessity; Chapter 4. Allegory Without Nature: Guillaume de Deguileville's Pèlerinage de vie humaine; PART III. LOVE AND THE LIMITS OF NATURAL REASON; Chapter 5. Chaucer's Natures; Chapter 6. "Kyndely Reson" on Trial: Translating Nature After Chaucer
Epilogue: Nature's Silence: Humanism, Posthumanism, and the Legacy of Medieval NatureNotes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments
Summary Nature Speaks recovers the common ground shared between physics-what used to be known as ""natural philosophy""--And fiction-writing as ways of representing the natural world. In doing so, it traces how nature gained an authoritative voice in the late medieval period only to lose it at the outset of modernity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Aristotle -- Influence.
Guillaume, de Deguileville, active 14th century -- Criticism and interpretation.
Guillaume, de Deguileville, active 14th century. Pèlerinage de vie humaine.
Jean, de Meun, approximately 1240-approximately 1305 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Knowledge -- Science
Lydgate, John, 1370?-1451? -- Criticism and interpretation.
Romaunt of the Rose.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812293673 (electronic bk.)
9780812293678 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)