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Reading Medieval Latin

Reading Medieval Latin


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

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  • Reading Medieval Latin is an introduction to medieval Latin in its cultural and historical context and is designed to serve the needs of students who have completed the learning of basic classical Latin morphology and syntax. (Users of Reading Latin will find that it follows on after the end of section 5 of that course.) It is an anthology, organised chronologically and thematically in four parts. Each part is divided into chapters with introductory material, texts, and commentaries which give help with syntax, sentence-structure, and background. There are brief sections on medieval orthography and grammar, together with a vocabulary which includes words (or meanings) not found in standard classical dictionaries. The texts chosen cover areas of interest to students of medieval history, philosophy, theology, and literature.

    • 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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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 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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