The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature
Ralph Hexter, David Townsend
Oxford University Press, Jan 20, 2012 - Literary Collections - 672 pages
The twenty-eight essays in this Handbook represent the best of current thinking in the study of Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages. The insights offered by the collective of authors not only illuminate the field of medieval Latin literature but shed new light on broader questions of literary history, cultural interaction, world literature, and language in history and society. The contributors to this volume--a collection of both senior scholars and gifted young thinkers--vividly illustrate the field's complexities on a wide range of topics through carefully chosen examples and challenges to settled answers of the past. At the same time, they suggest future possibilities for the necessarily provisional and open-ended work essential to the pursuit of medieval Latin studies. While advanced specialists will find much here to engage and at times to provoke them, this handbook successfully orients non-specialists and students to this thriving field of study. The overall approach of The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature makes this volume an essential resource for students of the ancient world interested in the prolonged after-life of the classical period's cultural complexes, for medieval historians, for scholars of other medieval literary traditions, and for all those interested in delving more deeply into the fascinating more-than-millennium that forms the bridge between the ancient Mediterranean world and what we consider modernity.
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PART II LATINITY AS CULTURAL CAPITAL
PART III MANUSCRIPT CULTURE AND THE MATERIALITY OF LATIN TEXTS
PART IV STYLES AND GENRE
PART V SYSTEMS OF KNOWLEDGE
PART VI MEDIEVAL LATIN AND THE FASHIONING OF THE SELF
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