The Alexandreis of Walter of Chatilon

Titre : The Alexandreis of Walter of Chatilon
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Éditeur : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN-13 : 9781512809473
Libération : 2015-11-10

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Written sometime in the 1170s, Walter of Chatillon's Latin epic on the life of Alexander the Great loomed as large on literary horizons as the works on Jean de Meun, Dante, or Boccaccio. Within a few decades of its composition, the poem had become a standard text of the literary curriculum. Virtually all authors of the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries knew the poem. And an extraordinary two hundred surviving manuscripts, elaborately annotated, attest both to the popularity of the Alexandreis and to the care with which it was read by its medieval audience.

The Alexandreis

Titre : The Alexandreis
Auteur : Walter Chatillon
Éditeur : Broadview Press
ISBN-13 : 1770480676
Libération : 2006-10-16

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Walter of Châtillon’s Latin epic on the life of Alexander the Great was a twelfth- and thirteenth-century “best-seller:” scribes produced over two hundred manuscripts. The poem follows Alexander from his first successes in Asia Minor, through his conquest of Persia and India, to his progressive moral degeneration and his poisoning by a disaffected lieutenant. The Alexandreis exemplifies twelfth-century discourses of world domination and the exoticism of the East. But at the same time it calls such dreams of mastery into question, repeatedly undercutting as it does Alexander’s claims to heroism and virtue and by extension, similar claims by the great men of Walter’s own generation. This extraordinarily layered and subtle poem stands as a high-water mark of the medieval tradition of Latin narrative literature. Along with David Townsend’s revised translation, this edition provides a rich selection of historical documents, including other writings by Walter of Châtillon, excerpts from other medieval Latin epics, and contemporary accounts of the foreign and “exotic.”

The Alexandreis

Titre : The Alexandreis
Auteur : Walter Chatillon
Éditeur : Broadview Press
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2006-10-16

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Walter of Châtillon’s Latin epic on the life of Alexander the Great was a twelfth- and thirteenth-century “best-seller:” scribes produced over two hundred manuscripts. The poem follows Alexander from his first successes in Asia Minor, through his conquest of Persia and India, to his progressive moral degeneration and his poisoning by a disaffected lieutenant. The Alexandreis exemplifies twelfth-century discourses of world domination and the exoticism of the East. But at the same time it calls such dreams of mastery into question, repeatedly undercutting as it does Alexander’s claims to heroism and virtue and by extension, similar claims by the great men of Walter’s own generation. This extraordinarily layered and subtle poem stands as a high-water mark of the medieval tradition of Latin narrative literature. Along with David Townsend’s revised translation, this edition provides a rich selection of historical documents, including other writings by Walter of Châtillon, excerpts from other medieval Latin epics, and contemporary accounts of the foreign and “exotic.”

Walter of Ch tillon s Alexandreis

Titre : Walter of Ch tillon s Alexandreis
Auteur : Maura K. Lafferty
Éditeur : Brepols Pub
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015050527756
Libération : 1998

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Walter of Chatillon, the twelfth-century Latin poet now famed for his satirical lyrics, acquired international renown in the Middle Ages for his epic on Alexander the Great, the Alexandreis. This work did for the Middle Ages what Vergil had done for the Romans, proving the ability of the moderni to rival the ancients in learning and the arts. The Alexandreis immediately joined the Aeneid in the medieval paideia and was read in schoolrooms throughout Europe in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The Alexandreis enters into the twelfth-century debate about education. The intellectual world was rapidly changing, as the schools became specialized and professionalized, threatening the hitherto secure position of the liberal arts and Latin literature in the educational curriculum. At the same time, translations from Arabic and Greek, not only of the works of Aristotle, but also of Arabic philosophers, had begun to alter the concerns and methodologies of Western scholars. Theologians increasingly used Hebrew commentaries in their studies of the Hebrew Scriptures. The awareness of the intellectual achievements both of the ancients and of highly-civilized non-Christian contemporary cultures had reached a new peak. Twelfth-century intellectuals were presented with the challenge of assimilating the flow of new works and ideas into western historiography and the Latin world-view. Walter's exploration of the problems of interpretating not only languages, but also the texts, philosophies, religions and literatures of the past, is the subject of this study.

The Representation of the Body in Twelfth century Latin Epic microform the Alexandreis of Walter of Chatillon and the Ylias of Joseph of Exeter

Titre : The Representation of the Body in Twelfth century Latin Epic microform the Alexandreis of Walter of Chatillon and the Ylias of Joseph of Exeter
Auteur : Sylvia A. (Syliva Anne) Parsons
Éditeur : Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
ISBN-13 : 0494028602
Libération : 2005

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This dissertation approaches theoretical issues regarding the literary representation of the body through readings of two medieval Latin epics, Walter of Chatillon's Alexandreis and Joseph of Exeter's Ylias. I argue that these texts, based on prose histories but shaped by the heritage of classical epic, establish vital aspects of their epic identity through their representations of the body. The first chapter of the thesis studies how implicit or explicit comparisons to the alternate representational mode of the visual arts enable Walter and Joseph to think through the epic task of commemorating the dead, a task which brings the act of representation into dialogue with the destruction of the body. The second chapter deals with the major rhetorical setpieces which both poems feature, in which the literary representation of the body coincides with the social representation of the self in speech. The third chapter addresses the implications of allusion. Through an examination of the workings of this textual device in relation to the body, it considers how the representation of the body involves the reader in the text. The last chapter examines the role of the representation of the body in the larger structure of the poems. I show that Joseph invests the unifying imagery of the Ylias in the bodies of his female characters, while Walter structures his narrative on a competition between narrator and protagonist for control of the poem's epic voice, a contest centered on Alexander's body. The dissertation draws throughout on theoretical literature surrounding the body in relation to gender, violence, and sexuality. I insist, however, that in their unique cultural situation and poetic achievement the Ylias and the Alexandreis are not passive objects of theoretical analysis but vital contributors to our theoretical understanding of the body.

Walter of Ch tillon s Alexandreis book 10

Titre : Walter of Ch tillon s Alexandreis book 10
Auteur : Glynn Meter
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105043314348
Libération : 1991

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Glynn Meter A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Walter of Ch tillon s Alexandreis book 10 Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

An Epitome of Biblical History

Titre : An Epitome of Biblical History
Auteur : David Townsend
Éditeur : PIMS
ISBN-13 : 088844480X
Libération : 2008-01-01

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An epic of some 5500 lines on the life of Alexander the Great, Walter of Chatillon's Alexandreis stood, from the late twelfth century till the close of the Middle Ages, among the most successful and widely read works of Latin literature. This volume presents one free-standing version of the more or less 'standard' commentary on a uniquely celebrated passage from the poem. The lines in question, 176-274 of Book 4, describe a tomb commissioned by Alexander for the wife of Darius, after her death in captivity to the Greek commander. The painter Apelles devises for the tomb an iconographical schema largely devoted to rehearsal of the Hebrew Scriptures. The commentary elucidates Walter's compressed biblical references to the fictive tomb's illustrative cycle through extensive paraphrase of episodes from the Hebrew Bible.

Reading Latin Epic Walter of Chatillon s Alexandreis

Titre : Reading Latin Epic Walter of Chatillon s Alexandreis
Auteur : Maura Keyne Lafferty
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OCLC:164789714
Libération : 1993

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Maura Keyne Lafferty A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Reading Latin Epic Walter of Chatillon s Alexandreis Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Hermathena

Titre : Hermathena
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105010670623
Libération : 1903

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A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Hermathena Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Idols in the East

Titre : Idols in the East
Auteur : Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Éditeur : Cornell University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780801464973
Libération : 2012-05-08

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Representations of Muslims have never been more common in the Western imagination than they are today. Building on Orientalist stereotypes constructed over centuries, the figure of the wily Arab has given rise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, to the "Islamist" terrorist. In Idols in the East, Suzanne Conklin Akbari explores the premodern background of some of the Orientalist types still pervasive in present-day depictions of Muslims-the irascible and irrational Arab, the religiously deviant Islamist-and about how these stereotypes developed over time. Idols in the East contributes to the recent surge of interest in European encounters with Islam and the Orient in the premodern world. Focusing on the medieval period, Akbari examines a broad range of texts including encyclopedias, maps, medical and astronomical treatises, chansons de geste, romances, and allegories to paint an unusually diverse portrait of medieval culture. Among the texts she considers are The Book of John Mandeville, The Song of Roland, Parzival, and Dante's Divine Comedy. From them she reveals how medieval writers and readers understood and explained the differences they saw between themselves and the Muslim other. Looking forward, Akbari also comes to terms with how these medieval conceptions fit with modern discussions of Orientalism, thus providing an important theoretical link to postcolonial and postimperial scholarship on later periods. Far reaching in its implications and balanced in its judgments, Idols in the East will be of great interest to not only scholars and students of the Middle Ages but also anyone interested in the roots of Orientalism and its tangled relationship to modern racism and anti-Semitism.