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The Roman de la Rose: nature, sex, and language in thirteenth-century poetry and philosophy

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Jean de Meun's continuation of the Roman de la rose (The Romance of the Rose), written in Paris in the 1270s, presents a vast amount of philosophy and natural science in vernacular poetry, while engaging thoroughly with contemporary, local philosophical and institutional debates. Taking this into consideration, this study investigates how the Rose depends for its meaning on questions around human nature, natural philosophy, and the philosophy of language that were being discussed and debat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - French
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Jonathan Simon Morton
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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uuid:6e179c13-9046-44d3-801c-9cb12eb28229
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ora:8111

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