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Allegorical Imagery

Some Mediaeval Books and Their Posterity

Rosemond Tuve

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Examining those medieval texts which were extant for sixteenth-century use and reading, Professor Tuve attempts to discover how certain writers at a given time and for reasons we can trace read the allegorical books of the Middle Ages.

Originally published in 1966.

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