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Divine and poetic freedom in the Renaissance :nominalist theology and literature in France and Italy

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The closely related problems of creativity and freedom have long been seen as emblematic of the Renaissance. Ullrich Langer, however, argues that French and Italian Renaissance literature can be profitably reconceived in terms of the way these problems are treated in late medieval scholasticism in general and nominalist theology in particular. Looking at a subject that is relatively unexplored by literary critics, Langer introduces the reader to some basic features of nominalist theology and uses these to focus on what we find to be "modern" in French and Italian literature of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Langer demonstrates that this literature, often in its most interesting moments, represents freedom from constraint in the figures of the poet and the reader and in the fictional world itself. In Langer's view, nominalist theology provides a set of concepts that helps us understand the intellectual context of that freedom: God, the secular sovereign, and the poet are similarly absolved of external necessity in their relationships to their worlds.

Originally published in 1990.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-209) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691068534
Subtitle:
Nominalist Theology and Literature in France and Italy
Author:
Langer, Ullrich
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
France
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
French literature
Subject:
Italian literature
Subject:
Theology in literature.
Subject:
Free will and determinism in literature.
Subject:
Nominalism in literature.
Subject:
Italian
Subject:
Comparative Literature
Series Volume:
9254
Publication Date:
19901008
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
223
Dimensions:
9.59x6.48x.90 in. 1.19 lbs.

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