Merlin's open mind : madness, prophecy, and poetry in Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Vita Merlini"

  • This essay considers the observatory in Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Vita Merlini", with its seventy doors and seventy windows, as a structuring emblem of the title character's state of mind and, by extension, the poem's poetics and epistemology.

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Author:Monika Otter
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-687037
URL:https://press.ici-berlin.org/doi/10.37050/ci-23/otter_merlins-open-mind.pdf
DOI:https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-23_07
ISBN:978-3-96558-029-9
ISBN:978-3-96558-030-5
ISSN:2627-731X
Parent Title (English):Openness in Medieval Europe / ed. by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum ; Cultural Inquiry ; 23
Publisher:ICI Press
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2022/06/23
Year of first Publication:2022
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/07/06
Tag:Observatorium <Motiv>
Allegory; Madness; Mental illness; Observatory; Prophecy
GND Keyword:Galfredus, Monumetensis; Vita Merlini; Sternwarte; Wahnsinn <Motiv>; Prophetie <Motiv>; Wildnis <Motiv>
Page Number:17
First Page:128
Last Page:143
HeBIS-PPN:497200988
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
8 Literatur / 87 Lateinische, italische Literaturen / 870 Italische Literaturen; Lateinische Literatur
8 Literatur / 89 Andere Literaturen / 890 Literaturen anderer Sprachen
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0