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The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature


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Contributors Preface, Ralph Hexter and David Townsend I. Framing the Field: Problematics and Provocations 1. The Current Questions and Future Prospects of Medieval Latin Studies, David Townsend 2. Canonicity, Ralph Hexter II. Latinity as Cultural Capital 3. Latin as an Acquired Language, Carin Ruff 4. Latin as a Language of Authoritative Tradition, Ryan Szpiech 5. The Cultures and Dynamics of Translation into Medieval Latin, Thomas E. Burman 6. Regional Variation: The Case of Scandinavian Latin, Karsten Frijs-Jensen 7. The Idea of Latinity, Nicholas Watson III. Manuscript Culture and the Materiality of Latin Texts 8. Readers and Manuscripts, Andrew Taylor 9. Gloss and Commentary, Rita Copeland 10. Location, Location, Location: Geography, Knowledge, and the Creation of Medieval Latin Textual Communities, Ralph Hexter IV. Styles and Genre 11. Prose Style, Gregory Hays 12. Verse Style, Jean-Yves Tilliette [translated from French] 13. Crossing Generic Boundaries, A. G. Rigg 14. Textual Fluidity and the Interaction of Latin and the Vernacular Languages, Brian Murdoch V. Systems of Knowledge 15. Martianus Capella and the Liberal Arts, Andrew Hicks 16. Mythography, Winthrop Wetherbee 17. Biblical Thematics: The Story of Samson in Medieval Literary Discourse, Greti Dinkova-Bruun 18. The Language, Form and Performance of Monophonic Liturgical Chants, Susan Boynton and Margot Fassler VI. Medieval Latin and the Fashioning of the Self 19. Regimens of Schooling, Mia Munster-Swendsen 20. Gender, Sylvia Parsons and David Townsend 21. Sex and Sexuality, Larry Scanlon 22. Medieval Latin Spirituality: Seeking Divine Presence, Anne Clark 23. Modes of Self-Writing From Antiquity to the Later Middle Ages, Gur Zak VII. Periodizations 24. Late Antiquity, New Departures, Marco Formisano 25. Renaissances and Revivals, Monika Otter 26. Humanism and Continuities in the Transition to the Early Modern, Ronald Witt 27. Medieval Latin Texts in the Age of Printing, Paolo Chiesa [translated from Italian] 28. Medieval Latin in Modern English: Translations from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day, Jan Ziolkowski Chronology of Medieval Latin Authors Index

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Ralph J. Hexter is Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Davis. He is also Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature. David Townsend is Professor of Medieval Studies and English at the University of Toronto.


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