The language of conversion: Ramon Llull's art as a vernacular

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When discussing the perfect vernacular in theDe vulgari eloquentia, Dante writes: ‘‘That it is exalted in power is plain. And what greater power could there be than that which can melt the hearts of human beings, so as to make the unwilling willing and the willing unwilling, as it has done and still does?’’¹ According to Dante, the illustrious vernacular has the power to reunite all that has been torn asunder and made imperfect by the hubristic attempt to build the tower of Babel. This perfect vernacular is, therefore, the universal language that will provide man with the tools...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Vulgar Tongue
Subtitle of host publicationMedieval and Postmedieval Vernacularity
EditorsFiona Somerset , Nicholas Watson
PublisherPenn State University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780271054490
ISBN (Print)0271023104, 9780271023106
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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