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'Synne to shewe, vs to frame': Representing the Church in Robert Mannyng's 'Handlyng Synne'

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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.
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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
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Author
Publisher:
University of Leeds Publisher's website
Journal:
Leeds Studies in English Journal website
Volume:
48
Pages:
89-104
Publication date:
2017-12-31
Acceptance date:
2017-03-14
ISSN:
0075-8566
Source identifiers:
685607
Language:
English
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2017-03-14

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