The Ages of Man: A Study in Medieval Writing and Thought

3.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9781597401975: The Ages of Man: A Study in Medieval Writing and Thought
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A profoundly organic view of humanity in nature, the concept of ages of man made itself felt in nearly all forms of medieval discourse--sermons, Bible commentaries, moral and political treatises, encyclopedias and lexicons, medical and astrological handbooks, didactic and courtly poems, and
even stained glass windows. J.A. Burrow's analysis ranges over the many manifestations of this idea, and considers the ways in which such ideas of natural order entered into medieval writers' assessment of human nature.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

`This book is likely to be about as permanent as scholarly books ever are: other people may add footnotes to it, but I cannot believe that it will ever be superseded. What one is especially grateful for, though, is its grace and size: it is the very strong but perfectly clear distillate of a great amount of labour and thought.' London Review of Books

'an ideal example, I should say, of what comparative literary studies might be but too often aren't: short, pointed, witty, tightly packed, richly illustrated, inspiring and illuminating.' Essays in Criticism

'If we regret anything as we read this excellent book, we regret that it is not longer.' Christina von Nolcken, Review of English Studies

'Burrow's characteristically lucid and well-documented book, an important contribution to the history of ideas, surveys for the first time medieval applications of the cursus aetatis, the belief that human life is naturally divisible into distict 'ages'... Highly recommended.' Choice

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781597404952: The Ages of Man: A Study in Medieval Writing and Thought

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1597404950 ISBN 13:  9781597404952
Publisher: ACLS Humanities E-Book, 2008
Softcover

9780198111887: The Ages of Man: Study in Mediaeval Writing and Thought

Claren..., 1986
Hardcover

9780198117551: The Ages of Man: A Study in Medieval Writing and Thought (Clarendon Paperbacks): Study in Mediaeval Writing and Thought

Claren..., 1989
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

J A Burrow
Published by ACLS History E-Book Project, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 1597401978 ISBN 13: 9781597401975
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description ACLS History E-Book Project, United States, 2001. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A profoundly organic view of humanity in nature, the concept of ages of man made itself felt in nearly all forms of medieval discourse--sermons, Bible commentaries, moral and political treatises, encyclopedias and lexicons, medical and astrological handbooks, didactic and courtly poems, andeven stained glass windows. J.A. Burrow's analysis ranges over the many manifestations of this idea, and considers the ways in which such ideas of natural order entered into medieval writers' assessment of human nature. Seller Inventory # APC9781597401975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
39.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Burrow, J. A.
Published by ACLS HISTORY E BOOK PROJECT (1899)
ISBN 10: 1597401978 ISBN 13: 9781597401975
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description ACLS HISTORY E BOOK PROJECT, 1899. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IG-9781597401975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
34.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Winterstoke Professor of English J a Burrow
Published by ACLS History E-Book Project 2001-01-01 (2001)
ISBN 10: 1597401978 ISBN 13: 9781597401975
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description ACLS History E-Book Project 2001-01-01, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-ING-9781597401975

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
37.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

J. A. Burrow
Published by ACLS History E-Book Project (2001)
ISBN 10: 1597401978 ISBN 13: 9781597401975
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description ACLS History E-Book Project, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1597401978

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
54.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.58
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds