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Author Karnes, Michelle.

Title Imagination, meditation, and cognition in the middle ages / Michelle Karnes.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-262) and index.
Contents Aristotelian imagination -- A Bonaventuran synthesis -- Imagination in Bonaventure's Meditations -- Exercising imagination: the Meditationes vitae Christi and Stimulus amoris -- From "wit to wisedom": Langland's Ymaginatif -- Imagination in translation: Love's myrrour and The Prickynge of love -- Conclusion.
Summary <DIV>In Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages, Michelle Karnes revises the history of medieval imagination with a detailed analysis of its role in the period's meditations and theories of cognition. Karnes here understands imagination in its technical, philosophical sense, taking her cue from Bonaventure, the thirteenth-century scholastic theologian and philosopher who provided the first sustained account of how the philosophical imagination could be transformed into a devotional one. Karnes examines Bonaventure's meditational works, the Meditationes vitae Christi, the Stimulis amoris, Piers Plowman, and Nicholas Love's Myrrour, among others, and argues that the cognitive importance that imagination enjoyed in scholastic philosophy informed its importance in medieval meditations on the life of Christ. Emphasizing the cognitive significance of both imagination and the meditations that relied on it, she revises a long-standing association of imagination with the Middle Ages. In her account, imagination was not simply an object of suspicion but also a crucial intellectual, spiritual, and literary resource that exercised considerable authority.</DIV>
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Subject Meditationes vitae Christi.
Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, approximately 1217-1274 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, approximately 1217-1274. Itinerarium mentis in Deum.
Jacobus, Mediolanensis, active 13th century. Stimulus amoris.
Langland, William, 1330?-1400? Piers Plowman.
Love, Nicholas, active 1410. Mirrour of the blessed lyf of Jesu Christi.
Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, approximately 1217-1274.
Itinerarium mentis in Deum (Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal)
Meditationes vitae Christi.
Mirrour of the blessed lyf of Jesu Christi (Love, Nicholas)
Piers Plowman (Langland, William)
Stimulus amoris (Jacobus, Mediolanensis)
Imagination (Philosophy)
Philosophy, Medieval.
Imagination in literature.
Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- History and criticism.
Devotional literature, English (Middle) -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Karnes, Michelle. Imagination, meditation, and cognition in the middle ages. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011, ©2011 9780226425313 (DLC) 2011010290 (OCoLC)708761954
ISBN 9780226425337 (electronic bk.)
0226425339 (electronic bk.)