Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources

Author: Richard Ashdowne,David Howlett,Ronald Latham

Publisher: Medieval Latin Dictionary

ISBN: 9780197266335

Category: History

Page: 4198

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Based entirely on original research, the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources is the most comprehensive dictionary of Medieval Latin to have been produced and the first ever to focus on British Medieval Latin. It is a definitive survey of the vocabulary of one of the most important languages in British and European history. This new edition, bound for the first time as a convenient three-volume set, incorporates a small number of amendments and additions into the text originally published as a series of fascicules between 1975 and 2013. The DMLBS is the key lexical reference work for anyone reading Medieval Latin texts produced in Britain or by British authors. The period covered extends from the 6th to the 16th century. The Dictionary sets out clearly for each of more than 56,000 words the full range of meanings found in the medieval period and the kinds of linguistic contexts and works in which they appear, highlighting possible alternative meanings and allusions. Contemporary example quotations illustrate each usage. The full range of attested variant spellings of words is recorded and helpful cross-references are provided, making the Dictionary a particularly valuable tool for researchers working on Medieval Latin manuscript sources of all kinds and on documentary sources in particular.
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The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature

Author: David Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521890465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1043

View: 2062

Account of medieval English literature to appear for nearly a century.
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Latin for Local History

An Introduction

Author: Eileen A. Gooder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317872754

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 4708

Latin for Local History provides a self-teaching guide for those historians who wish to tackle the language in which the majority of pre-eighteenth century historical records have been written. It is unique in dealing only with Latin found in historical records of the medieval period. Practice material and exercises are provided in the form of documents most commonly encountered by the historian in their research - deeds, charters, court rolls, accounts, bishops' registers and so on.
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A Guide to World Language Dictionaries

Author: Andrew Dalby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 470

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A Guide to World Language Dictionaries covers 276 languages with a written literature. Organized in alphabetical order by language, the Guide appraises the main dictionaries, assessing the special value of each, its strengths and weaknesses, and how different dictionaries complement one another. Dictionaries of slang, colloquialisms, and dialects are also assessed.
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The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature

Author: Ralph Hexter,David Townsend

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199875197

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 9724

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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Money, Markets and Trade in Late Medieval Europe

Essays in Honour of John H.A. Munro

Author: Lawrin Armstrong,Ivana Elbl,Martin M. Elbl

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047411862

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 8048

The volume explores late medieval market mechanisms and associated institutional, fiscal and monetary, organizational, decision-making, legal and ethical issues, as well as selected aspects of production, consumption and market integration. The essays span a variety of local, regional, and long-distance markets and networks.
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A Reference Guide for English Studies

Author: Michael J. Marcuse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520051614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 790

View: 567

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Binding Words

Textual Amulets in the Middle Ages

Author: Don C. Skemer

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271046969

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Writing the Map of Anglo-Saxon England

Essays in Cultural Geography

Author: Nicholas Howe

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300119336

Category: History

Page: 278

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Eminent Anglo-Saxonist Nicholas Howe explores how the English, in the centuries before the Norman Conquest, located themselves both literally and imaginatively in the world. His elegantly written study focuses on Anglo-Saxon representations of place as revealed in a wide variety of texts in Latin and Old English, as well as in diagrams of holy sites and a single map of the known world found in British Library, Cotton Tiberius B v. The scholar’s investigations are supplemented and aided by insights gleaned from his many trips to physical sites. The Anglo-Saxons possessed a remarkable body of geographical knowledge in written rather than cartographic form, Howe demonstrates. To understand fully their cultural geography, he considers Anglo-Saxon writings about the places they actually inhabited and those they imagined. He finds in Anglo-Saxon geographic images a persistent sense of being far from the center of the world, and he discusses how these migratory peoples narrowed that distance and developed ways to define themselves.
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The Use of Hereford

The Sources of a Medieval English Diocesan Rite

Author: William Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317012720

Category: History

Page: 862

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The Use of Hereford, a local variation of the Roman rite, was one of the diocesan liturgies of medieval England before their abolition and replacement by the Book of Common Prayer in 1549. Unlike the widespread Use of Sarum, the Use of Hereford was confined principally to its diocese, which helped to maintain its individuality until the Reformation. This study seeks to catalogue and evaluate all the known surviving sources of the Use of Hereford, with particular reference to the missals and gradual, which so far have received little attention. In addition to these a variety of other material has been examined, including a number of little-known or unknown important fragments of early Hereford service-books dismembered at the Reformation and now hidden away as binding or other scrap in libraries and record offices. This is the fullest examination of Hereford liturgical sources ever undertaken and may stimulate similar and much-needed studies of other diocesan uses, in particular Sarum and York. As well as describing in detail the various manuscript sources, the rare single edition printed Hereford texts, the missals and breviaries, are also discussed. Unlike books of the Sarum and York rites, these ’one-offs’ were never revised and reissued. In addition to the examination of these sources, William Smith discusses the possible origins of the rite and provides an analysis of the Hereford liturgical calendar, of the festa, including those of the cathedral’s patron St Ethelbert and the no less famous St Thomas Cantilupe, that helped to make Hereford use so distinctive.
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Sources of Anglo-Saxon Culture

Author: Paul Edward Szarmach,Virginia Darrow Oggins

Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 457

View: 3119

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Sources of Anglo-Saxon Culture

Author: Paul E. Szarmach,Virginia Darrow Oggins

Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval

ISBN: 9780918720672

Category: History

Page: 457

View: 589

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Classical scholarship

an annotated bibliography

Author: Thomas Patrick Halton,Stella O'Leary

Publisher: Kraus Intl Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 396

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Archives

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archives

Page: N.A

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Guide to Reference Material

2nd Ed

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Generalia, language and literature, the arts

Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Marilyn Mullay,Priscilla Schlicke,Stephen Willis

Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing

ISBN: 9781856043007

Category: Reference

Page: 1186

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From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.
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Guide to Reference Books

Author: Eugene Paul Sheehy,Rita G. Keckeissen,Richard J. Dionne

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838903902

Category: Reference books

Page: 1560

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The Book of Kells

Author: Sir Edward Sullivan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 48

View: 6604

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