Editors: Dutton, Elisabeth; Rohde, Martin

Medieval theories of the creative act, Théories médiévales de l’acte créatif, Theorien des kreativen Akts im Mittelalter

Fribourg Colloquium 2015, Colloque Fribourgeois 2015, Freiburger Colloquium 2015

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 222 p., 1 illustrations b/w, 5 illustrations color, cloth
78,00 €

ISBN: 9783954902323
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Table of Contents

Short Description

Essays in this volume explore medieval perceptions of the role of human creativity and the nature of creation. Drawing on examples from literature, art, music, and philosophy, and across the Western European tradition, the contributors consider how medieval craftsmen, writers, artists and composers understood their activity in relation to the works of past masters, and of the ultimate creator, God. The interdisciplinary nature of the collection and its chronological range facilitate a nuanced re-examination of shifting attitudes to individual artistic creativity across the medieval period and into the early modern.


16th century, c 1500 to c 1599 (150) || European history (219) || European history: medieval period, middle ages (172) || Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte (6) || History (835) || Kulturgeschichte (39) || Medieval style (47) || Mittelalter (289) || Poetry (57)