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The Making of Textual Culture : 'Grammatica' and Literary Theory 350-1100 - Martin Irvine

The Making of Textual Culture

'Grammatica' and Literary Theory 350-1100

Hardcover Published: 27th May 1994
ISBN: 9780521414470
Number Of Pages: 628

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This is the first major study of the cultural role of grammatica, the central discipline concerned with literacy, language, and literature in early medieval society. Martin Irvine draws together several aspects of medieval culture--literary theory, the nature of literacy, education, Biblical interpretation, linguistic thought--in order to reveal the more far-reaching social effects of grammatica in medieval culture. The book is based on new and previously neglected sources, many of which have been edited from medieval manuscripts for the first time.

"The book is hugely comprehensive, drawing on a wide bibliography and some materials available only in manuscript. It is a very useful reference work." Nicolette Zeeman, Studies in the Age of Chaucer "His excellent study of this authorized method of reading does for the early Middle Ages what the work of scholars such as Judson Allen, Rita Copeland, Douglas Kelly, Alastair Minnis, and Marjorie Curry Woods has done for the later Middle Ages...It is essential reading for anyonne who seeks to understand the otherness of medieval litertaure." Martin Camargo, Modern Philology "This is an excellent book, a very important book which should be read or at least consulted by all students of the Middle Ages..." Manuscripta

List of illustrations
Prefece
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Grammatica: a historical and methodological introduction
The formation of grammatica within classical discursive practices
The developing model of grammatica in the Roman and early medieval world
Linguistic foundations
Enarratio I: commentaries on Vergil from Donatus to Fulgentius
Grammatica and the formation of medieval textual communities: Alexandria to Isidore of Seville
Enarratio II: interpretation and the grammar of allegory
Grammatica and textual culture in Anglo-Saxon England and Carolingian Europe
The genres of grammatical culture and manuscript textuality
The implications of grammatical culture in Anglo-Saxon England
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Indexes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521414470
ISBN-10: 0521414474
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 628
Published: 27th May 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.09