Title

In the Grip of Minos: Confessional Discourse in Dante, Corneille, and Racine

Abstract

Tracing the history of confession from the Desert Fathers through the Lateran decree (1215) and the Council of Trent (1543-63), Matthew Senior examines the significance of these events and the role of confessional discourse in works by Dante, Corneille and Racine. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Senior focuses his study on Minos, the legendary king of Crete and judge of both Homer's and Vergil's underworlds.

Publisher

Ohio State University Press

Publication Date

7-1-1994

Department

French and Italian

Document Type

Book

Keywords

French drama--17th century--History and criticism, Christian drama, French--History and criticism, French drama (Tragedy)--History and criticism, French drama--Italian influences, Christianity and literature, Confession in literature, Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684--Religion, Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321--Influence, Racine, Jean, 1639-1699--Religion

ISBN

0814206379

Language

English

Format

text

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