Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 June 2001

368 Pages

ISBN: 9780198187547

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Magister amoris

The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Alastair Minnis

  • An innovative study by an eminent mediavalist of one of the most significant and widely influential texts of the medieval period.
  • The 13th-century Roman de la Rose, with its use of direct, even obscene, erotic language, was a bestseller - and provoked a major literary debate in the following two centuries, in France, Spain, Italy and England.
  • The book explores issues of translation, Latin literary theory, and medieval constructions of sexual identity and gender.