The Resource Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life, Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb

Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life, Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb

Label
Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life
Title
Dreaming of Cockaigne
Title remainder
medieval fantasies of the perfect life
Statement of responsibility
Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Pleij, Herman
Dewey number
398/.42/0940902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB353
LC item number
.P5413 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Webb, Diane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cockaigne
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Social history
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Cockaigne in literature
Label
Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life, Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-514) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. The forfeiture of happiness, the beginning: Paradise lost -- Contours of a book -- The power of literature -- pt.2. Texts as maps: Rhyming Texts L and B, Prose Text G -- The two rhyming texts on the land of Cockaigne -- Recitation and writing -- Oral structures in writing -- The existing potential -- The prose text of Luilekkerland -- pt. 3. Eating to forget: Eating habits -- Hunger and scarcity -- The topos of hunger -- The intoxicating effect of fasting -- Gorging in self-defense -- Food in motion -- Literary refreshment -- pt. 4. Paradise refurbished: The land of Cockaigne as paradise -- Never say die -- Heavenly rewards -- Other paradises -- Lovely places, golden ages -- Wonder gardens and pleasure parks -- Dreams of immortality -- pt. 5. The imagination journeys forth: Geographical musings -- Real dreamworlds -- Wonders of east and west -- Fanciful destinations -- Virtual dreamlands -- pt. 6. Heretical excesses: The thousand-year reign of peace and prosperity -- Heresies of the free spirit -- Sex Adam-and-Eve style -- Low-country heterodoxy -- pt. 7. Learning as a matter of survival: Didactic differences -- Topsy-turvy worlds -- Hard times -- Moderation, ambition, and decorum -- Lessons in pragmatism -- pt. 8. Dreaming of Cockaigne, the end: The name Cockaigne -- A depreciated cultural asset -- From countryside to town -- The necessity of fiction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 533 p.
Isbn
9780231117029
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00051916
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1255497-01umb_inst
  • 0608547.01
  • (Sirsi) AMJ-4834
  • (OCoLC)45363850
Label
Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life, Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-514) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. The forfeiture of happiness, the beginning: Paradise lost -- Contours of a book -- The power of literature -- pt.2. Texts as maps: Rhyming Texts L and B, Prose Text G -- The two rhyming texts on the land of Cockaigne -- Recitation and writing -- Oral structures in writing -- The existing potential -- The prose text of Luilekkerland -- pt. 3. Eating to forget: Eating habits -- Hunger and scarcity -- The topos of hunger -- The intoxicating effect of fasting -- Gorging in self-defense -- Food in motion -- Literary refreshment -- pt. 4. Paradise refurbished: The land of Cockaigne as paradise -- Never say die -- Heavenly rewards -- Other paradises -- Lovely places, golden ages -- Wonder gardens and pleasure parks -- Dreams of immortality -- pt. 5. The imagination journeys forth: Geographical musings -- Real dreamworlds -- Wonders of east and west -- Fanciful destinations -- Virtual dreamlands -- pt. 6. Heretical excesses: The thousand-year reign of peace and prosperity -- Heresies of the free spirit -- Sex Adam-and-Eve style -- Low-country heterodoxy -- pt. 7. Learning as a matter of survival: Didactic differences -- Topsy-turvy worlds -- Hard times -- Moderation, ambition, and decorum -- Lessons in pragmatism -- pt. 8. Dreaming of Cockaigne, the end: The name Cockaigne -- A depreciated cultural asset -- From countryside to town -- The necessity of fiction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 533 p.
Isbn
9780231117029
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00051916
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1255497-01umb_inst
  • 0608547.01
  • (Sirsi) AMJ-4834
  • (OCoLC)45363850

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