The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature by Ralph HexterThe Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature by Ralph Hexter

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature

byRalph Hexter, David Townsend

Paperback | July 15, 2016

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The twenty-eight essays in this handbook represent the best current thinking in the study of Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages. Contributing authors - both senior scholars and gifted younger thinkers among them - not only illuminate the field as traditionally defined but alsooffer fresh insights into broader questions of literary history, cultural interaction, world literature, and language in history and society. Their studies vividly illustrate the field's complexities on a wide range of topics, including canonicity, literary styles and genres, and the materiality ofmanuscript culture. At the same time, they suggest future possibilities for the necessarily provisional and open-ended work essential to the pursuit of medieval Latin studies. 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 literarytraditions, and for all those interested in delving more deeply into the fascinating more-than-millennium-long passage between the ancient Mediterranean world and what we consider modernity.
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.
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:658 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190497092

ISBN - 13:9780190497095

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