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Reading Medieval Latin

Reading Medieval Latin

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  • Date Published: September 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521447478

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  • Reading Medieval Latin is an anthology of Medieval Latin texts, arranged chronologically and thematically with introductions, commentaries and a vocabulary of nonclassical words and meanings. It is a language textbook, designed to introduce students with one year or more of Latin to the Latin writing and culture of the period A.D. 550-1200. It is the only systematic introduction for students to all types of Medieval Latin writing.

    • Written by one of the authors of Reading Latin, who understands needs of those having to learn Latin quickly
    • Teachers may choose passages on themes they want from anywhere in the book since the linguistic level of the commentaries is constant
    • Contains historical writing not usually excerpted for anthologies and includes material by female writers of Medieval Latin
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    "Keith Sidwell promises his readers a selection of Medieval Latin readings that will give a relatively unskilled Latinist a sound introduction to Medieval Latin from the beginnings of 'Christian Latin' to the twelfth-century Renaissance. Sidwell's book in fact offers his readers even more than he promises. His impressive knowledge of numerous aspects of medieval studies, his lively sense of human interest, and his enjoyment of the humorous make Reading Medieval Latin an illuminating and stimulating study of the Middle Ages." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521447478
    • length: 418 pages
    • dimensions: 206 x 147 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 8 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Foundations of Christian Latin:
    1. Education
    2. Liturgy and divine office
    3. The Bible
    4. The Church fathers
    5. The new Christian genres
    Part II. Early Medieval Latin:
    6. Hiberno-Latin
    7. Anglo-Latin
    8. Continental Latin
    9. The Carolingian Renaissance
    10. The Ottonian Renaissance
    Part III. From the End of the Ottonian Renaissance (1002) to the Concordat of Worms (1122):
    11. The Norman conquests
    12. The 'Investiture Contest'
    13. The First Crusade
    14. Philosophy and theology
    15. Poetry
    Part IV. The Twelfth-Century Renaissance:
    16. The schools and the scholastic method
    17. The religious life
    18. Theology and philosophy
    19. Historical writing
    20. Court literature
    Note on vocabulary

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Medieval Latin
    • Medieval Latin Prose
    • Medieval Latin, Palaeography, and Textual Criticism
    • Reading Seminar: Patristics (Latin)
    • Topics in Medieval Latin
  • Author

    Keith Sidwell, University College Cork

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