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La lettre-miroir dans l’Occident latin et vernaculaire du Ve au XVe s.

Sous la direction de Dominique Demartini, Sumi Shimahara et Christiane Veyrard-Cosme

At the crossroads of letters and literary “Mirrors” in both Latin and the Western vernaculars, the volume collects papers from a colloquium held in 2014 at the University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle). The questions raised concern both literature and history, and philosophy and ethics, and explore the specific generic features of letters-as-mirrors and their assorted objects and means. The contributions here range across five basic themes, conceived as connective frameworks rather than as strict divisions: “The Letter as mirror of the Bible,” “The Letter as mirror of the self and other,” “The Letter, mirror of the world,” “Letters within mirrors,” and “The Letter as poetic mirror.” The implicated approaches underscore the richness and variety of the practice of letters-as-mirrors, much favoured by missive writers in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. They stand out no less by their role in modern thinking and as invitations to reflection.


EAMA 54: Paris, Institut d’études augustiniennes, 2018
ISBN: 978-2-85121-296-2
432 p., 165 x 250 mm
59€ TTC

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