Gower Bibliography

Art and Ethics in the Exempla of Confessio Amantis.

Runacres, Charles. "Art and Ethics in the Exempla of Confessio Amantis." In Gower's Confessio Amantis: Responses and Reassessments. Ed. Minnis, A. J. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1983, pp. 106-134. ISBN 085991142X


Presents Gower's tales as evolving from a conscious blend of "Aristotelian ethics (as reiterated by Brunetto Latini and Giles of Rome)" which based moral knowledge on observation and exemplum theory which "stressed the importance of particulars in human understanding through the (medieval) imagination. [PN. Copyright the John Gower Society. JGN 3.1]

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Confessio Amantis

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