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Consolation in Medieval Narrative: Augustinian Authority and Open Form Chad D. Schrock

Consolation in Medieval Narrative: Augustinian Authority and Open Form

Chad D. Schrock

Published May 13th 2015
ISBN : 9781137453358
Hardcover
260 pages
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Medieval writers such as Chaucer, Abelard, and Langland often overlaid personal story and sacred history to produce a distinct narrative form. The forms simple and flexible shape - prospect, fulfillment, interpretive retrospect - derives fromMoreMedieval writers such as Chaucer, Abelard, and Langland often overlaid personal story and sacred history to produce a distinct narrative form. The forms simple and flexible shape - prospect, fulfillment, interpretive retrospect - derives from Augustines Christian exegetical practice. The first of its kind, this study traces this widely used narrative tradition to Augustines two great histories: Confessions and City of God.