'Synne to shewe, vs to frame': Representing the Church in Robert Mannyng's 'Handlyng Synne'
In his influential treatise on poetics, the Poetria Nova (c. 1200), Geoffrey of Vinsauf famously used the metaphor of the architect as a didactic exemplum for the poet.Expand abstract
Geoffrey’s use of the metaphor of the master builder is a cornerstone of late medieval architectural representation and the connection that he sets up between material and poetic composition forms part of the intellectual background to the early fourteenth-century penitential handbook Handlyng Synne by Robert Mannyng (c....
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