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Du merveilleux scientifique au Moyen Âge ou raison et fiction

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Motifs merveilleux et poétique des genres au Moyen Âge
  • Author: Ducos (Joëlle)
  • Abstract: The article identifies two principal functions of the marvellous in scientific texts. The first concerns a rhetoric of persuasion which entails demonstrating the superiority of scholarly discourse by assimilating the marvellous with an illusion to be dissipated by rational knowledge. The second makes the marvellous a veritable means of accessing knowledge, serving to explore what relates to the domain of the possible without necessarily manifesting itself in the real.
  • Pages: 487 to 503
  • Last edition: 2015
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 151
  • Subcollection: Medieval civilization, n° 18

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-5086-0
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-5088-4.p.0487
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 03-02-2016
  • Language: French
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