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The Archpoet and Medieval Culture
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The Archpoet and Medieval Culture

Peter Godman

Abstract

This book is about one of the most famous and least understood authors of the Latin Middle Ages. We know him by the pseudonym of Archpoet. Setting his world and his works in their historical contexts, the book argues that they provide insight into a brilliant counter-culture of medieval Germany. Its subtlest exponent did not indulge in literary play but refashioned the political, social, and religious roles available to a twelfth-century thinker in order to create, for himself and his patron, an identity alternative to the norms of clerical conformity prevalent elsewhere in Europe. At a time w ... More

Keywords: medieval poetry, cultural history, medieval Germany, Archpoet, Middle Ages, twelfth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198719229
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719229.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Godman, author
author cultural historian of the Middle Ages and Renaissance