Book ID: CBB268443645

Scribes of Space: Place in Middle English Literature and Late Medieval Science (2019)

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Goldie, Matthew Boyd (Author)


Cornell University Press


Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 312
Language: English

Scribes of Space posits that the conception of space―the everyday physical areas we perceive and through which we move―underwent critical transformations between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. Matthew Boyd Goldie examines how natural philosophers, theologians, poets, and other thinkers in late medieval Britain altered the ideas about geographical space they inherited from the ancient world. In tracing the causes and nature of these developments, and how geographical space was consequently understood, Goldie focuses on the intersection of medieval science, theology, and literature, deftly bringing a wide range of writings―scientific works by Nicole Oresme, Jean Buridan, the Merton School of Oxford Calculators, and Thomas Bradwardine; spiritual, poetic, and travel writings by John Lydgate, Robert Henryson, Margery Kempe, the Mandeville author, and Geoffrey Chaucer―into conversation. This pairing of physics and literature uncovers how the understanding of spatial boundaries, locality, elevation, motion, and proximity shifted across time, signaling the emergence of a new spatial imagination during this era.

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Authors & Contributors
Rommevaux, Sabine
Abdalla, Laila
Beer, Gillian
Biard, Joël
Bolens, Guillemette
Bradwardine, Thomas
Journals
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Gesnerus
Micrologus: Natura, Scienze e Società Medievali
Sciamvs: Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences
Vivarium: Journal for Mediaeval Philosophy and the Intellectual Life of the Middle Ages
Publishers
Brill
Les Belles Lettres
Brepols
Palgrave Macmillan
Presses Universitaires du Septentrion
Springer
Concepts
Natural philosophy
Physics
Medicine
Philosophy
Science and literature
Human body
People
Oresme, Nicole
Bradwardine, Thomas
Buridan, Jean
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Aristotle
Albert of Saxony
Time Periods
14th century
15th century
Medieval
13th century
16th century
17th century
Places
Europe
Great Britain
France
Italy
England
Tuscany (Italy)
Institutions
Oxford University
Université de Paris
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