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Toleration and Tolerance in Medieval European Literature - by Albrecht Classen (Hardcover)

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Toleration and Tolerance in Medieval European Literature aims to examine and unearth the critical investigations of toleration and tolerance presented in literary texts of the Middle Ages. In contrast to previous approaches, this volume identifies new methods of interpreting conventional classifications of toleration and tolerance through the emergence of multi-level voices in literary, religious, and philosophical discourses of authorities in medieval literature. Accordingly, this volume identifies two separate definitions of toleration and tolerance, the former as a representative of a majority group accepts a member of the minority group but still holds firmly to the believe that s/he is right and the other entirely wrong, and tolerance meaning that all faiths, convictions, and ideologies are treated equally, and the majority speaker is ready to accept that potentially his/her position is wrong. Applying these distinct differences in the critical investigation of interaction and representation in context, this book offers new insight into the tolerant attitudes portrayed in medieval literature of which regularly appealed, influenced and shaped popular opinions of the period.

Number of Pages: 329
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Albrecht Classen
Language: English
Street Date: March 13, 2018
TCIN: 53474428
UPC: 9781138545717
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-4257
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