The Historia Romana was the most popular work on Roman history in the Middle Ages. A highly interesting aspect of its transmission and reception are its many redactions which bear witness to the continuous development of the text in line with changing historical contexts. This study presents the very first classification of such rewritings, and produces new insights into historiographical discourse in the Middle Ages. Drawing on an analysis of the paraphrase contained in the manuscript Bamberg Hist. 3, which is edited here for the first time, the author offers numerous examples of textual transformations of language, style and ideology, all of which give us a clearer picture of textual fluidity in medieval historiography.
Rewriting Roman History in the Middle Ages
Editionis et translationis textum paraverunt Klaus Schreiner, Ernst Wenzel
A key tenet in the criticism of medieval and early modern courts is: “Let him who desires to be righteous retire from the court” (Exeat Aula, qui vult esse pius). How Enea Silvio Piccolimini and Ulrich von Hutten perceived, criticized and justified courtly life, is the subject of this book.
eingeleitet und herausgegeben von Bernd Schneider und Christina Meckelnborg
This edition offers a critical text of the Latin prose translation of the Odyssey of Homer, made in about 1462 by Francesco Griffolini at the behest of Pope Pius II. The comprehensive introduction provides information about the life and work of the author, examines his method of translation and ...
Stretching from the Middle Ages to Modern Times and including sholars like Albertus Magnus, Conrad Gessner, and even Georges Buffon and Carl of Linné, this book offers a wideranging survey of the theological, medical and zoological discussions devoted to hybride creatures such as mermaids, ...
Edition, translation and commentary by Jan Bloemendal, in cooperation with Edwin Rabbie
This is a new, critical edition (in two-volumes) of Gerardus Joannes Vossius' Latin Poeticae institutiones (1647), with a translation in English, an introduction, annotations and a commentary. In appendices the De artis poeticae natura ac constitutione and De imitatione are published, with a ...
Ritual Memory gives an analysis of the transforming functioning of liturgy in the transmission of extra-canonical (apocryphal) traditions, and offers a survey of medieval assessments of the concept ‘apocryphal’.
Dealing with the relation between monastic reform and manuscript production in southwestern Germany during the period from the 9th to the early 16th century, this book, a series of case studies, offers an original contribution to a "topography" of mediaeval literacy and book culture of the area ...
Survey of neo-latin epic in France during the 16th and 17th centuries, more extensive than anything presented to date. Repertorium of more than 80 poems with detailed information on their contents and their authors. Development of the literary genre.
Carmen Cardelle de Hartmann
In this monograph the dialogue production between 1200 and 1400 is presented in a detailed repertory. Building on this material, the author describes four genres of dialogue (didactic, polemical, introspective and philosophical dialogues), locating them in the literary tradition.
Edidit Marvin L. Colker
This book gathers, for the first time, all the extracts (often long) surviving from otherwise lost works of Elias of Thriplow, thirteenth century English schoolmaster. Texts include so-called Petronius Rediuiuus, a collection of stories and essays reflecting the language of spicy Petronius.
On the basis of all known manuscripts - Latin, Old Czech and German – presented here for the first time in a complete edition, the author traces the dissemination of this late antique apocrypha in the medieval west, its integration into new changing, contexts of transmission and combinations of ...
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