By A. G. Rigg
A finished background of medieval Anglo-Latin writings (which characterize an miraculous 9 tenths of English literary tradition within the period). The previous century because the final significant paintings in this topic has obvious the invention and modifying of many very important texts. A. G. Rigg's new authoritative reference paintings underlines how the view of England's literary background within the center a long time as a decline from Anglo-Saxon tradition (recuperated in simple terms within the fourteenth century within the paintings of writers equivalent to Chaucer) ignores the flourishing culture of Latin literature written among England's enforced access into the eu mainstream and the increase of the vernacular and of humanism. It finds a really wealthy corpus of writings, comprising epic, lyric, comedy, satire, prose anecdotes, romance, saints' lives and devotional texts. This chronological heritage supplies quotations within the unique Latin with English translations in verse or prose; Anglo-Latin metres are defined and exemplified in an appendix.
Read or Download A History of Anglo-Latin Literature, 1066-1422 PDF
Best medieval books
Andersen-Wyman's booklet undoes so much scholarly makes use of and understandings of De amore through Andreas Capellanus. by way of delivering a interpreting promoted by way of the textual content itself, Andersen-Wyman indicates how Andreas undermines the narrative foundations of sacred and secular associations and renders their strength absurd. Her publication deals the easiest clarification but for why Andreas's was once considered one of merely books condemned by way of Bishop Tempier in 1276: the instruments Andreas bargains his readers, in addition to what Andreas indicates approximately his personal wish and what could be where of girls in society, can make his e-book risky in virtually any period.
This learn of the features of lordship in a medieval society makes a speciality of the Eichstatt quarter, a space at the borders of the German provinces of Bavaria, Franconia and Swabia. It argues that the realm completed orderly social and felony methods as a substitute to a centralized monarchy.
Medieval literature includes many figures stuck on the interface among existence and dying - the useless go back to put calls for at the residing, whereas the dwelling foresee, set up or hope their very own deaths. Jane Gilbert's unique research examines the ways that yes medieval literary texts, either English and French, use those 'living lifeless' to consider existential, moral and political matters.
Eleanor's patrilineal descent, from a lineage already prestigious sufficient to have produced an empress within the 11th century, gave her the lordship of Aquitaine. yet marriage re-emphasized her intercourse which, within the medieval scheme of gender-power family relegated her to the placement of girl when it comes to her Lordly husbands.
- Framing Iberia: Maqāmāt and Frametale Narratives in Medieval Spain (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World)
- Auctor and Actor: A Narratological Reading of Apuleius' the Golden Ass
- A Byzantine Book on Dream Interpretation: The Oneirocriticon of Achmet and Its Arabic Sources
- The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society
Extra resources for A History of Anglo-Latin Literature, 1066-1422
This allowed him to intrude authorial observations and apostrophes, and to record events not witnessed by Malchus himself. g. between Malchus and his father, Malchus and the abbot). The final version is over three times the length (3344 lines), and other patterns of rhyming hexameters have been introduced. It has been divided into six books, each intended for delivery in a single performance and ending with a formula: Quo te Musa sequor ? Sta ! Cras iterabimus aequor (m 572) Where next from here, O Muse ?
88 His Qesta Regum, first completed to 1125 and revised later, is primarily a sober secular history, based on earlier sources or site visits, but is enlivened by anecdotes, and there are observations of literary interest. 89 He frequently quotes contemporary poets: Hildebert (on Berengar of Tours and Rome), Godfrey of Winchester (on Serlo), and the anonymous verses on Herbert Losinga and Peter, bishop of Poitiers. When dedicating the work to Robert of Gloucester, he praises him for his love of literature.
He reintroduced material on Godwin (perhaps from William of Malmesbury), but for entirely hostile purposes: Aelred was naturally appalled by the ejection of Robert of Jumieges, rightful archbishop of Canterbury, and gleefully retold the story of Godwin's death, choking on a crust in the act of perjury. Aelred offered interpretations of many of the visions, and saw in Edward's final vision a prophecy of the accession of Henry II. He retained Osbert's account of Edward's ghostly assistance to Harold at Stamford Bridge, but made it serve as a kind of trap, leading Harold to his doom at Hastings.