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Medieval Latin: An introduction and bibliographical guide

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Organized with the assistance of an international advisory committee of medievalists from several disciplines, Medieval Latin is a new standard guide to the Latin language and literature of the period from c. A.D. 200 to 1500. It promises to be indispensable as a handbook in university courses in Medieval Latin and as a point of departure for the study of Latin texts and documents in any of the fields of medieval studies. Comprehensive in scope, the guide provides introductions to, and bibliographic orientations in, all the main areas of Medieval Latin language, literature, and scholarship. Part One consists of an introduction and sizable listing of general print and electronic reference and research tools. Part Two focuses on issues of language, with introductions to such topics as Biblical and Christian Latin, and Medieval Latin pronunciation, orthography, morphology and syntax, word formation and lexicography, metrics, prose styles, and so on. There are chapters on the Latin used in administration, law, music, commerce, the liturgy, theology and philosophy, science and technology, and daily life. Part Three offers a systematic overview of Medieval Latin literature, with introductions to a wide range of genres and to translations from and into Latin. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography of fundamental works--texts, lexica, studies, and research aids. This guide satisfies a long-standing need for a reference tool in English that focuses on medieval latinity in all of its specialized aspects. It will be welcomed by students, teachers, professional latinists, medievalists, humanists, and general readers interested in the role of Latin as the learned lingua franca of western Europe. It may also prove valuable to reference librarians assembling collections concerned with Latin authors and texts of the postclassical period.

F. A. C. Mantello is associate professor of Medieval Latin at The Catholic University of America. A. G. Rigg is professor of English and Medieval Studies and chairman of the Medieval Latin Committee at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Paperback: 774 pages
  • Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press (December 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813208424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813208428
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #549,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Brian Smith on December 11, 2009
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I read this book when I was on holiday and couldn't put it down. The scope of the book is huge taking you not only through medieval language use and literature but also deep into medieval life. Copious examples of medieval letters and writings bring the "dark ages" back to life in a vivid and fascinating way. The book is ideal for anyone who is interested in Medieval Latin or society and everyday life back then.
If you want to read firsthand medieval Latin texts I recommend Liber Kalilae et Dimnae: & Liber Septem Sapientium (Latin Edition), De Expugnatione Terrae Sanctae per Saladinum (Latin Edition), Gesta Romanorum (Latin Edition) and Historia Regni Henrici Septimi Regis Angliae (Latin Edition).
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I received my copy just a few days ago, and I feel confident in allocating five stars simply from my impressions so far. Don't be put off by "Bibliographical Guide" in the title: while it meets that description admirably, it really does serve as a comprehensive survey and introduction to the field. The general linguistic material is most enlightening, and judiciously put together. The very many concise treatments of particular genres and literatures are invaluable. Overall, this appears to be the most useful adjunct to any study of Medieval Latin through the available primers (Harrington, Sidwell, and the rest). It takes things further in just the right ways, I find.
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By ntrwords on February 28, 2015
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I was bummed when I first got this book because it looked like another giant, overly dense tome but as soon as I started reading it I was captivated by the insights into Medieval Latin's very dynamic evolution and haven't been able to put it down. This book is organized into short readable sections, each with its own specialized bibliography, so it's an ideal resource.
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Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide [Paperback] F. A. Mantello (Editor), A. G. Rigg (Editor). This is a massive wonderful rich book carefully composed by well-known international Latinists. It did not contain texts of mediaeval Latin though . It just fully describes the many areas and interesting research available for mediaevalist willing to study the many faces of the Latin language after the year 200 of our Christian Era. As Latin texts can now be easily obtained in internet, the lack of samples of mediaeval Latin does not reduce the extreme importance of this book for latin studies in general. The bibliographies are extensive thoughful and very surprising. We can well regret that the articles could not be longer for the lack of space and multitude of topics.
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Useful information of sources and published materials on Medieval Latin. It's the best study guide of that subject, I've used.
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