The Wandering Scholars

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University of Michigan Press, 1989 - Poetry - 330 pages
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A study of the Goliards, itinerant Latin lyricists of the 12th and 13th centuries

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Review: The Wandering Scholars of the Middle Ages

User Review  - William Supon - Goodreads

A wonderful, whacky piece of writing about the Middle Ages and the "bad boy" writers and hellraisers who inhabited them. If your image of these years is of pious books and true holiness, you might want to take a look! Some of the words in Orff's Carmina Burana come from this book. Read full review

Review: The Wandering Scholars of the Middle Ages

User Review  - Kevin Tracy - Goodreads

On p. 236, near the end of the book, Waddell says, "In the last resort, the medieval scholar's lyric has value only for those to whom the richest thing in life is the sense of the past." I think that sums it up well. It may be an understatement. Read full review

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