AUTHORSHIP AND PUBLICITY BEFORE PRINT: Jean Gerson and the Transformation of Late Medieval Learning. Daniel Hobbins.
AUTHORSHIP AND PUBLICITY BEFORE PRINT: Jean Gerson and the Transformation of Late Medieval Learning

AUTHORSHIP AND PUBLICITY BEFORE PRINT: Jean Gerson and the Transformation of Late Medieval Learning

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. "Widely recognized by contemporaries as the most powerful theologian of his generation, Jean Gerson (1363-1429) dominated the stage of western Europe during a time of plague, fratricidal war, and religious schism. Yet modern scholarship has struggled to define Gerson's place in history, even as it searches for a compelling narrative to tell the story of his era. Daniel Hobbins argues for a new understanding of Gerson as a man of letters actively managing the publication of his works in a period of rapid expansion in written culture. More broadly, Hobbins casts Gerson as a mirror of the complex cultural and intellectual shifts of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries." Octavo: 335 p. with 14 illustrations and 3 maps. Original gray cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some sparse pencil marginalia. The dust jacket is clean and bright. Very good / Very good. Item #74354
ISBN: 9780812241556

Price: $40.00

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