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Metamorphosis and identity Caroline Walker Bynum

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New York, NY Zone Books 2001Description: 280 S Ill 23 cmContent type:
  • Text
Media type:
  • ohne Hilfsmittel zu benutzen
Carrier type:
  • Band
ISBN:
  • 1890951226
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 126
LOC classification:
  • BD373
Other classification:
  • 5,1 | 1
  • NM 1400
  • 73.56
Online resources: Other related works: Rezensiert in: Clanchy, M. T. Metamorphosis and identity. By Caroline Walker Bynum. Pp. 280 incl. 15 figs. New York: Zone Books, 2001. £19.50. 1 890951 22 6; Rezensiert in: Baker, Denise [Rezension von: BYNUM, CAROLINE WALKER, Metamorphosis and Identity]
Contents:
Summary: Introduction: Change in the Middle Ages. The Ulster werewolves ; Change: the concept ; Change and the twelfth century ; Hybrid and metamorphosis ; Some methodological considerations -- I. Wonder. Recent scholarship on wonder and wonders ; The many wonder discourses of the Middle Ages ; Theological and philosophical discussion ; Admiratio in devotional literature ; The marvelous in literature of entertainment ; The range of wonder responses ; Wonder and significance ; Wonder as cognitive, perspectival, and non-appropriative ; Wonder and the modern historian -- II. Metamorphosis, or Gerald and the werewolf. Again the question of bodily change ; Ovidian poetry as fascination with change ; Theological speculation on growth and change ; Werewolf stories as testing of boundaries ; The Ovid reception as enthusiasm for order ; Learned theology and miracle stories as ontological control ; Were medieval werewolves really metempsychosis? ; Conclusion -- III. Monsters, medians, and marvelous mixtures: hybrids in the spirituality of Bernard of Clairvaux. Mixture and monster ; Similitude and doubleness ; Change and unitas ; Natural philosophy as the context of Bernard's understanding ; Twelfth-century religious life as context ; Literature and art as context ; Conclusion: Hybridity in the spirituality of Bernard of Clairvaux -- IV. Shape and story. The problem of personal identity ; Some stories about werewolves: Ovid's Lycaon ; Some stories about werewolves: Marie de France's Bisclavret ; Stories about werewolves and metamorphosis: Angela Carter ; Metamorphosis and identity ; Shape and story, body and narrative ; Metamorphosis in Dante ; Conclusion -- Afterword
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-274) and index

Introduction: Change in the Middle Ages. The Ulster werewolves ; Change: the concept ; Change and the twelfth century ; Hybrid and metamorphosis ; Some methodological considerations -- I. Wonder. Recent scholarship on wonder and wonders ; The many wonder discourses of the Middle Ages ; Theological and philosophical discussion ; Admiratio in devotional literature ; The marvelous in literature of entertainment ; The range of wonder responses ; Wonder and significance ; Wonder as cognitive, perspectival, and non-appropriative ; Wonder and the modern historian -- II. Metamorphosis, or Gerald and the werewolf. Again the question of bodily change ; Ovidian poetry as fascination with change ; Theological speculation on growth and change ; Werewolf stories as testing of boundaries ; The Ovid reception as enthusiasm for order ; Learned theology and miracle stories as ontological control ; Were medieval werewolves really metempsychosis? ; Conclusion -- III. Monsters, medians, and marvelous mixtures: hybrids in the spirituality of Bernard of Clairvaux. Mixture and monster ; Similitude and doubleness ; Change and unitas ; Natural philosophy as the context of Bernard's understanding ; Twelfth-century religious life as context ; Literature and art as context ; Conclusion: Hybridity in the spirituality of Bernard of Clairvaux -- IV. Shape and story. The problem of personal identity ; Some stories about werewolves: Ovid's Lycaon ; Some stories about werewolves: Marie de France's Bisclavret ; Stories about werewolves and metamorphosis: Angela Carter ; Metamorphosis and identity ; Shape and story, body and narrative ; Metamorphosis in Dante ; Conclusion -- Afterword.

Introduction: Change in the Middle Ages. The Ulster werewolves ; Change: the concept ; Change and the twelfth century ; Hybrid and metamorphosis ; Some methodological considerations -- I. Wonder. Recent scholarship on wonder and wonders ; The many wonder discourses of the Middle Ages ; Theological and philosophical discussion ; Admiratio in devotional literature ; The marvelous in literature of entertainment ; The range of wonder responses ; Wonder and significance ; Wonder as cognitive, perspectival, and non-appropriative ; Wonder and the modern historian -- II. Metamorphosis, or Gerald and the werewolf. Again the question of bodily change ; Ovidian poetry as fascination with change ; Theological speculation on growth and change ; Werewolf stories as testing of boundaries ; The Ovid reception as enthusiasm for order ; Learned theology and miracle stories as ontological control ; Were medieval werewolves really metempsychosis? ; Conclusion -- III. Monsters, medians, and marvelous mixtures: hybrids in the spirituality of Bernard of Clairvaux. Mixture and monster ; Similitude and doubleness ; Change and unitas ; Natural philosophy as the context of Bernard's understanding ; Twelfth-century religious life as context ; Literature and art as context ; Conclusion: Hybridity in the spirituality of Bernard of Clairvaux -- IV. Shape and story. The problem of personal identity ; Some stories about werewolves: Ovid's Lycaon ; Some stories about werewolves: Marie de France's Bisclavret ; Stories about werewolves and metamorphosis: Angela Carter ; Metamorphosis and identity ; Shape and story, body and narrative ; Metamorphosis in Dante ; Conclusion -- Afterword

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