Pillars of Wisdom in Ireland and England David R. Howlett

ISBN: 9781851821860

Published: June 12th 2011

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Pillars of Wisdom in Ireland and England  by  David R. Howlett

Pillars of Wisdom in Ireland and England by David R. Howlett
June 12th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9781851821860 | 9.25 Mb

This book considers the seven liberal arts as the means by which Insular peoples from the 6th century to the 12th perceived the order of the universe, and how they tried to represent it in their verse and prose, music and architecture.

It brings theMoreThis book considers the seven liberal arts as the means by which Insular peoples from the 6th century to the 12th perceived the order of the universe, and how they tried to represent it in their verse and prose, music and architecture. It brings the discipline of the quadrivium (arithmetic, music, geometry, astronomy) to the analysis of works of the trivium (grammar, rhetoric, logic) because that imparts to the human linguistic constructs of the latter the divine abstract science of the former.A unified system of intellectual perception and aesthetic design is shown to connect literary cosmogonies, inscribed artefacts, paintings, buildings, and the oldest extant three-part polyphonic music.



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