Forgotten Paths: Etymology and the Allegorical Mindset

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CUA Press, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 187 pages
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In Forgotten Paths, Davide Del Bello draws on the insights of Giambattista Vico and examines exemplary texts from classical, medieval, and Renaissance culture with the intent to trace the links between etymological and allegorical ways of knowing, writing, thinking, and arguing

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From Sound Laws to Plausible Conjectures
Etymology and Allegory
Greek and Alexandrian Etymologizing
The Roman Contribution
The Middle Ages of Isidore
Etymologys Riddles from 1500 to 1700
Allegorical Etymology in de Man Derrida and Vico
Chapter 8 Alternative Routes
Selected Bibliography

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Davide Del Bello is assistant professor of English at Bergamo University in Italy. He received his Ph.D. in English and rhetoric from Northern Illinois University.

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