New Directions in Boethian Studies [Paperback]

Noel Howard Kaylor (Editor); Peter Edward Phillips (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781580441018 | Published by: Medieval Institute Publications | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 294p, b/w illus

New Directions in Boethian Studies


As a scholar, senator, and consul, whose life was centered in Rome and later in Ravenna, Boethius belonged to two worlds—the world of pagan antiquity and the world of the Christian Middle Ages—and his life and work embody and embrace the spirit of both. The articles and the critical edition selected from the first decade of Carmina Philosophiae for inclusion in this volume reflect the exciting new directions that are being taken in Boethian studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Noel Harold Kaylor Jr. and Philip Edward Phillips
Part I: Boethius’s Latin De Consolatione Philosophiae
The Philosophical Background of Sufficientia in Boethius’s Consolation, Book 3 by William J. Asbell Jr.
Boethius’s Consolatio Philosophiae as a Bridge between Classical and Christian Conceptions of Tragedy by Christine Herold
This is Comforting? Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy, Rhetoric, Dialectic, and “Unicum Illud Inter Homines Deumque Commercium” by Krista Sue-Lo Twu
Part II: Vernacular Translation of the Consolatio
A Dit Contre Fortune, the Medieval French Boethian Consolatio Contained in MS Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, fr. 25418 by J. Keith Atkinson
An Italian Translation of Le Livre de Boece de Consolacion by Glynnis M. Cropp
Some Vernacular Versions of Boethius’s De Consolatione Philosophiae in Medieval Spain: Notes on Their Relationship with the Commentary Tradition by Francesca Ziino
Part III: Boethius in Art and Literary History
Visualizing Boethius’s Consolation as Romance by Ann W. Astell
The Eternal Triangle of Writer, Patron, and Fortune in Late Medieval Literature by Christoph Houswitschka
Boethius, the Wife of Bath, and the Dialectic of Paradox by Michael Masi
Part IV: Boethius in Religion and Mythography
Boethius, Christ, and the New Order by Romanus Cessario
The Muses in the Consolation: The Late Medieval Mytholographic Tradition by Graham N. Drake
Part V: Reedition of The Boke of Coumfort of Bois
The Boke of Coumfort of Bois Bodleian Library, Oxford MS AUCT. F. 3.5: A Transcription with Introduction—Originally transcribed, edited and introduced by Noel Harold Kaylor Jr., Jason Edward Streed, and William H. Watts, Reedited here by Noel Harold Kaylor Jr., and Philip Edward Phillips

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