The Portrayals of the Universe in Medieval Literature

Ufuk EGE
1951 Ankara Üniversitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi  
In this paper, the ways in which the Medieval views of the Universe are treated in the literature of the era are examined. As descriptions of journeys through the Cosmos show the complete view of the Universe this research is devoted specifically to these journeys. In some works such as Chaucer's Troilus and Crisevde, the journeys are a minor part of the work. In others, however, such as Dante's Divine Comedy the journey is the subject of the entire work, and the themes of Medieval cosmology
more » ... dieval cosmology are an integral part of it, so that understanding of the literature is enhanced by an understanding of the Medieval Universe.
doi:10.1501/dtcfder_0000000196 fatcat:cuda4u63rng7li36tl4vmyyucy