Google full text of our books:

     
bookjacket

Myth and Science in the Twelfth Century:
A Study of Bernard Silvester
Brian Stock

Paperback | 2015 | $63.00 | £52.95 | ISBN: 9780691619477
Hardcover | 2016 | $157.50 | £133.95 | ISBN: 9780691646350
356 pp. | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Add to Shopping Cart

| Table of Contents

Google full text of this book:
 

The Cosmographia of Bernard Silvester was the most important literary myth written between Lucretius and Dante. One of the most widely read books of its time, it was known to authors whose interests were as diverse as those of Vincent of Beauvais, Dante, and Chaucer. Bernard offers one of the most profound versions of a familiar theme in medieval literature, that of man as a microcosm of the universe, with nature as the mediating element between God and the world. Brian Stock's exposition includes many passages from the Cosmographia translated for the first time into English. Arising from the central analysis are several more general themes: among them the recreation by twelfth-century humanists of the languages of myth and science as handed down in the classical tradition; the creation of the world and of man, the chief mythical and cosmographical problem of the period; the development of naturalistic allegory; and Bernard's relation to the "new science" introduced from Greek and Arabic sources.

Originally published in 1972.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Table of Contents

Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Brian Stock:

Series:

Subject Area:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

 Paperback : $63.00 ISBN: 9780691619477

Add to shopping cart

 Hardcover : $157.50 ISBN: 9780691646350

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

 Hardcover  £133.95 ISBN: 9780691646350

Add to shopping cart

 Paperback  £52.95 ISBN: 9780691619477

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

Prices subject to change without notice

File created: 4/20/2017

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Exam/Desk Copy
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share 
Send me emails
about new books in:
History Of Science And Medicine, Philosophy Of Science
More Choices