Gervase of Tilbury: Otia Imperialia: Recreation for an Emperor

Hardcover | May 30, 2002

EditorS. E. Banks, J. W. Binns

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This is the first English translation and the first modern critical edition of Gervase of Tilbury's Otia Imperialia. Gervase wrote the Otia Imperialia in the early thirteenth century for his patron, the Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV. It presents an encyclopedic melange of cosmographical,historical, and geographical information and a wealth of learned and original accounts of folklore and popular belief. It also contains advice to Otto and pertinent remarks on the relationship between Empire and Papacy, together with scientific and theological speculation. The edition alsoincludes Gervase's recently discovered Commentary on the Lord's Prayer. Gervase was a voracious and eclectic reader; his many borrowings are identified in this fully annotated edition.

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This is the first English translation and the first modern critical edition of Gervase of Tilbury's Otia Imperialia. Gervase wrote the Otia Imperialia in the early thirteenth century for his patron, the Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV. It presents an encyclopedic melange of cosmographical,historical, and geographical information and a wea...

J. W. Binns is a Reader in Latin Literature, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1112 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 2.22 inPublished:May 30, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198202881

ISBN - 13:9780198202882

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IntroductionList of SiglaText and TranslationAppendicesIndexes