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Hermeneutics and Medieval Culture
Hermeneutics and Medieval Culture
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Patrick J. Gallacher - Editor
Helen Damico - Editor
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 287 pages
Release Date: July 1989
ISBN10: 0-88706-743-3
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-743-3

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Paperback - 287 pages
Release Date: June 1989
ISBN10: 0-88706-745-X
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-745-7

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Summary

This study explores the art of interpretation in works of history, art, music, and literature from the medieval period. The authors demonstrate that the search for meaning was a primary concern of medieval authors and that the history of medieval thought from Augustine to Aquinas and Ockham illustrates the dialectic of question and answer that is the foundation of hermeneutics. This study is the first to offer a diversity of hermeneutic approaches and themes in the context of medieval works.

The study's interdisciplinary approach to the medieval works considered invites analysis from scholars and critics in all areas of medieval studies. The breadth of scope in addressing the art of interpretation in the various disciplines also provides a valuable general introduction to medieval culture.

Patrick J. Gallacher and Helen Damico are both associate professors in the Department of English at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.


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