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A History of Anglo-Latin Literature, 1066-1422 - A. G. Rigg

A History of Anglo-Latin Literature, 1066-1422

Hardcover Published: 29th January 1993
ISBN: 9780521415941
Number Of Pages: 436

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There has been no comprehensive history of medieval Anglo-Latin writings (which represent an astonishing nine tenths of English literary culture in the period) for over a hundred years. The past century since the last major work on this subject has seen the discovery and editing of many important texts. A. G. Rigg's new authoritative reference work underlines how the view of England's literary history in the middle ages as a decline from Anglo-Saxon culture (recuperated only in the fourteenth century in the work of writers such as Chaucer) ignores the flourishing tradition of Latin literature written between England's enforced entry into the European mainstream and the rise of the vernacular and of humanism. It reveals a very rich corpus of writings, comprising epic, lyric, comedy, satire, prose anecdotes, romance, saints' lives and devotional texts. This chronological history gives quotations in the original Latin with English translations in verse or prose; Anglo-Latin metres are explained and exemplified in an Appendix.

List of abbreviations
William I to Stephen (1066-1154)
Henry II to John (1154-1216)
Henry III to Edward I (1216-1307)
Edward II to Henry V (1307-1422)
General index
Index of manuscripts
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521415941
ISBN-10: 0521415942
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 29th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.81