The Book of the Incipit

Vance Smith-The Book of the Incipit
Date: 
May 01, 2001
ISBN: 
0816637601

A mostly theoretical and philosophical examination of the concept of beginnings in medieval literature, notably in Piers Plowman , as well as grammar, rhetoric, physics, theology and genealogy. Smith focuses on the ways in which texts begin and how the initiative of beginning, heralded as a call for action, is maintained.

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