The Medieval Erotic Alba, Structure as Meaning

The Medieval Erotic Alba, Structure as Meaning

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This sudy focuses on the alba and attempts to understand its techniques and meanings not only in its own terms but also for the light of understanding it throws on other forms of medieval lyric and their later derivatives. Dr. Saville suggests that certain structures of the imagination which find expression in the medieval alba are characteristic of the medieval mind in general and may be detected in the other manifestations of medieval culture, including theology, the visual arts, and certain aspects of everyday life.

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