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    DescriptionWhy are the plots of Shakespeare and his contemporaries so different from those of his predecessors? This book argues that the answer is in part that certain forms of expectation were largely undeveloped in the medieval period. More broadly, it suggests that many of the causal and temporal thought processes that are second nature to us operated very differently or had not been developed in the minds of most medieval people. And conversely, it suggests that other mental faculties (such as the ability to respond to some of the elemental appeal of poetry) may have become dulled by the post-renaissance rationalist emphasis in our culture.In addition to drawing on a broad range of etymological and literary evidence (from the 10th century Gnomic verses to 16th-century drama) the book delves into medieval history, and draws many anthropological parallels. This is a significant study in the nature of narrative and an important investigation into the mental and cultural worlds of Shakespeare and his predecessors.

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    Cognitive Revolution Pb
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Don LePan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 370
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 487 g
    ISBN 13: 9781551110813
    ISBN 10: 1551110814

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMR
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A11240000
    DC21: 153.43
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020, PSY008000, HIS039000
    Edition statement
    Broadview Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Broadview Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Don LePan is the author of The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English (5/e 2003) and (with Doug Babington) The Broadview Guide to Writing (2/e 2001).