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Title:Chaucer's Translation of Boethius's 'De Consolatione Philosophiae'. Edited from British Museum Additional Ms. 10,340 collated with Cambridge University Library Ms. Ii.3.21
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$25.90)
Book ID:B009-3568
Publisher:Early English Text Society/Oxford University Press, London, 1969
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:As New
Dust Jacket:No
Early English Text Society/Oxford University Press, 1969, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Reprint

When master hands like those of Gibbon and Hallam have sketched the life of Boethius, it is well that no meaner man should attempt to mar their pictures. They drew, perhaps, the most touching scene in Middle-age. literary history - the just man in prison, awaiting death, consoled by the Philosophy that had been his light in life, and handing down to posterity for their comfort and strength the presence of her whose silver rays had been his guide as well under the stars of Fortune as the mirk of Fate. Indeed, the echoes of Boethius, rang out loud from every corner of European Literature, An Alfred awoke them in England, a Chaucer, a Caxton would not let them die; an Elizabeth revived them among the glorious music of her reign. To us, though far off, they come with a sweet sound. 'The angelic' Thomas Aquinas commented on him, and many others followed the saint's steps. Dante read him, though, strange to say, he speaks of the Consolation as 'a book not known by many. No philosopher was so bone of the bone and flesh of the flesh of Middle-age writers as Boethius. The impression made by Boethius on Chaucer was evidently very deep. Not only did he translate him directly, as in the present work, but he read his beloved original over and over again. 8 page list of Early English Text Society publications to rear. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 205 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Gilt titles spine & front with gilt device of Early English Text Society to front. brown cloth. Includes appendices, index & glossarial index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Philosophy; Early English Text; Chaucer; Roman Philosophy; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0197225039. ISBN/EAN: 9780197225035. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3568.
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