Laurence K. Shook

Etienne Gilson

Etienne Gilson Series 6. 1984. x, 412 pp. ISBN ISBN 978–0–88844–706–7 • $84.95

This biography is the story of the distinguished Christian philosopher Etienne Gilson (1884–1978) based on a large collection of privileged correspondence, documents and personal recollections. It presents not only his immensely productive life as a writer, teacher and lecturer in France and North America but also something of the substance, nature and originality of his thought.


Robert Grosseteste

Templum Dei

Edited from MS 27 of Emmanuel College, Cambridge by Joseph Goering and F.A.C. Mantello. TMLT 14. 1984. viii, 92 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–464–6 • $19.95


Edited and translated by
A.G. Rigg

Gawain on Marriage: The Textual Tradition of the De coniuge non ducenda

Studies and Texts 79. 1986. xii, 104 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–079–2

The De coniuge non ducenda (composed ca. 1225–1250) was one of the most popular antimatrimonial satires of the later Middle Ages. It is a cheerful poem and not very serious. Its protagonist is the Arthurian hero Gawain, who was known not only for valour but also for unfortunate entanglements with women. He is planning to marry, but three “angels,” Peter of Corbeil, Lawrence of Durham and John Chrysostom (representing a trinity of Power, Wisdom and Grace), set out to dissuade him. Their arguments are drawn partly from traditional antifeminist satire and biblical proverbs, but they stress not the obstacles that marriage poses to the scholar or cleric but the disadvantages for the ordinary working man.

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