The Wandering Scholars of the Middle Ages

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Courier Dover Publications, 2000 - History - 330 pages
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Widely acclaimed study of the makers and singers of medieval Latin poetry considers the works of such poet-scholars as Fortunatus, Abelard, and the colony of Irish scholars around Liège and Cologne. Other topics include the revival of learning in France, humanism during the first half of the 12th century, the archpoet, the scholars' lyric, and the Carmina Burana.
  

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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

Contents

THE BREAK WITH THE PAGAN TRADITION
1
FORTUNATUS TO SEDULIUS OF LlEGE
25
HUMANISM IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE TWELFTH
114
PARIS AND ORLEANS
135
THE ARCHPOET
161
THE ORDO VAGQRUM
177
THE SCHOLARSS LYRIC
214
APPENDICES
237
A Latin originals of Lyrics translated in the text
243
B Extracts from the Travelling Accounts
259
Tht Departing of my Books He laments
265
TABLE OF BIOGRAPHICAL DATES
295
INDEX
324
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