De vulgari eloquentia

Dante ; edited and translated by Steven Botterill

De vulgari eloquentia, written by Dante in the early years of the fourteenth century, is the only known work of medieval literary theory to have been produced by a practising poet, and the first to assert the intrinsic superiority of living, vernacular languages over Latin. Its opening consideration of language as a sign-system includes foreshadowings of twentieth-century semiotics, and later sections contain the first serious effort at literary criticism based on close analytical reading since the classical era. Steven Botterill here offers an accurate Latin text and a readable English translation of the treatise, together with notes and introductory material, thus making available a work which is relevant not only to Dante's poetry and the history of Italian literature, but to our whole understanding of late medieval poetics, linguistics, and literary practice.

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  • Introduction
  • Select bibliography
  • A note on the text
  • De vulgari eloquentia Book I, Book II
  • Explanatory notes
  • Index.

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書名 De vulgari eloquentia
著作者等 Botterill, Steven
Dante Alighieri
Dronke Peter
Botterill Steven (University of California Berkeley)
書名別名 Dante, De vulgari eloquentia
シリーズ名 Cambridge medieval classics
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1996
ページ数 xxix, 105 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521400643
NCID BA28710414
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言語 ラテン語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス