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.
1. Introduction: do, terra2. Cases; dominus, filus, filia3. Second-declension neuterspratum, messuagium, gender4. Adjectives: declension and agreement; predictus, dedi5. Hic; past perfect;confirmo6. Second declension, cont,magister; noster; prepositions ( in, etc.)7. Pronouns;ullus, alter, is etc.8. Meus, suus,eius9. Qui, que, quod; second conjugation;habeo10. Third declension nouns and adjectives11. Fourth and fifth declensions12. Participles, past and future, formation; use of future participle13. Future tense; ego14. Past (perfect) and future perfect15. Present and past participles; ablative absolute16. Comparision of adjectives and adverbs; verb 'to be' court rolls17. Passive verbs; deponents; semi-deponents18. Infinitives; accusative and infinitive construction19. The subjunctive; formation and uses (1)20. Uses of the subjunctive (2)21. The gerund: formation and uses; the gerundive: formation and uses (1) and (2)