Doob. The Idea of the Labyrinth

Today's free book is The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages by Penelope Reed Doob (1990). For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book from Cornell University Press is available to read online at the JSTOR Open Access project.


Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE The Literary Witness: Labyrinths in Pliny, Virgil, and Ovid (pp. 17-38)
CHAPTER TWO The Labyrinth as Significant Form: Two Paradigms (pp. 39-63)
CHAPTER THREE A Taxonomy of Metaphorical Labyrinths (pp. 64-92)
CHAPTER FOUR Etymologies and Verbal Implications (pp. 95-100)
CHAPTER FIVE Mazes in Medieval Art and Architecture (pp. 101-144)
CHAPTER SIX Moral Labyrinths in Medieval Literature (pp. 145-191)
CHAPTER SEVEN Textual Labyrinths: Toward a Labyrinthine Aesthetic (pp. 192-222)
CHAPTER EIGHT Virgil’s Aeneid (pp. 227-253)
CHAPTER NINE Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy (pp. 254-270)
CHAPTER TEN Dante’sDivine Comedy (pp. 271-306)
CHAPTER ELEVEN Chaucer’s House of Fame (pp. 307-340)
Appendix: Labyrinths in Manuscripts (pp. 341-342)


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