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Friendship in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Explorations of a Fundamental Ethical Discourse

Ed. by Classen, Albrecht / Sandidge, Marilyn

Series:Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture 6

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    Publication Date:
    March 2011
    Copyright year:
    2011
    ISBN
    978-3-11-025398-6
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    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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    ix, 802 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Friendship in Literature (Middle Ages and Early Modern Times)

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    Albrecht Classen,University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA; Marilyn Sandidge,Westfield State University, USA.

    Reviews

    "In den 20 Beitägen dieses informativen Sammelbandes werden unterschiedliche Bewertungen, Konstruktionen und Funktionen von Freundschaft im Kloster und am Hof, in weltlichen Erzählungen und geistlichen Briefen, in lat. Traktaten und volkssprachlichen Lyriken, in Text und Bild, in Politik und Seelsorge von der Spätantike bis in 17./18. Jh. und von Byzanz über Italien und Spanien bis Frankreich, Deutschland und England vorgestellt."
    Rüdiger Schnell in: Germanistik Redaktion 2011, Band 52, Heft 1-2

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