Friendship in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: Explorations of a Fundamental Ethical Discourse (Google eBook)

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Albrecht Classen, Marilyn Sandidge
Walter de Gruyter, Mar 29, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 802 pages
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Although it seems that erotic love generally was the prevailing topic in the medieval world and the Early Modern Age, parallel to this the Ciceronian ideal of friendship also dominated the public discourse, as this collection of essays demonstrates. Following an extensive introduction, the individual contributions explore the functions and the character of friendship from Late Antiquity (Augustine) to the 17th century. They show the spectrum of variety in which this topic appeared? not only in literature, but also in politics and even in painting.
  

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Contents

FriendshipThe Quest for a Human Ideal and Value From Antiquity to the Early Modern Time ...
1
Chapter 1 Friendship of Mutual Perfecting in Augustines Confessions and the Failure of Classical amicitia ...
185
Beneficial and Poisonous Friendships in the Byzantine Greek Passion of Sergius and Bacchus ...
201
AngloSaxon Womens Epistolary Friendships
231
On Rhetoric and Friendship in the Letters of Heloise and Abelard
247
Chapter 5 Peter the Venerable and Secular Friendship
281
Chapter 6 Mysterious Friends in the Prayers and Letters of Anselm of Canterbury
309
Chapter 7 Monastic Friendship in Theory and in Action in the Twelfth Century
349
Female Homosocial Bonding in Chaucers Squires Tale
525
Chapter 14 Sovereign Fathers and Sovereign Friends in Hamlet and Michel de Montaignes Of Friendship ...
543
Eine kunsthistorische Fallstudie with an English abstract
561
The Discourses of Friendship and Parrhesia in Francis Bacons The Essayes or Counsels Civill and Morall ...
643
Political Interests and the Transformation of International Learned Sociability
675
Donnes Petrarchan Heart as Speculum Amicitiae
707
Chapter 19 George Herberts Friendship with Christ in The Temple 1633
727
The Complexities of JewishGentile Relations in the Whitehall Conference of 1655 ...
749

Bonizo of Sutri and His Liber Ad Amicum
395
Ruedegêr in the Nibelungenlied
429
Images of Interaction Between the Sacred and Spiritual Worlds of ThirteenthCentury ...
445
Chapter 11 The Spiritual Friendship of Henry Suso and Elsbeth Stagel
477
Sworn Brotherhood and Love Rivalry in Medieval English Romance
501
Illustrations
779
Contributors
783
Persons Subjects Titles Concepts
789
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Albrecht Classen,University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA; Marilyn Sandidge,Westfield State University, USA.

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