Truth and Convention in the Middle Ages: Rhetoric, Representation and Reality

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Cambridge University Press, 1991 - 295 pàgines
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Medieval assumptions about the nature of the representation involved in literary and historical narratives were widely different from our own. Writers and readers worked with a complex understanding of the relations between truth and convention, in which accounts of presumed fact could be expanded, embellished, or translated in a variety of accepted ways.

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Meaning and means
15
The meaning of the past
85
Let us now praise famous men
125
Traitor translator
179
Texts and pretexts
231
Notes
249
Index
289
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