Latin Letters in Early Christian Ireland (Variorum Collected Studies CS 527)

Latin Letters in Early Christian Ireland (Variorum Collected Studies CS 527)

By: Michael W. Herren (author)Hardback

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This book is concerned with the transmission and reception of Latin literary culture in the early Middle Ages, and with the production of Latin works in Ireland and in Irish centres on the Continent. In these articles, Professor Herren deals with several closely related themes: the introduction of Latin into Ireland and the study of Latin literary heritage; the language and metre of Hiberno-Latin writings; and questions of dating and authorship pertaining to a number of crucial texts, from Columbanus to John Scottus Eriugena.

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Michael W. Herren, York University, Canada


Contents: Classical and secular learning among the Irish before the Carolingian Renaissance; Die AnfAnge der Grammatikstudien auf den Britischen Inseln: von Patrick bis zur Schule von Canterbury; On the earliest Irish acquaintance with Isidore of Seville; The commentary on Martianus attributed to John Scottus: its Hiberno-Latin background; The pseudonymous tradition in Hiberno-Latin: an introduction; An early Irish precursor of the 'Offiziendichtung' of the Carolignian and Ottonian periods; Some new light on the life of Virgilius Maro Grammaticus; A 9th-century poem for St Gall's feast day and the 'Ad Sethum' of Columbanus; Eriugena's 'AulA| SidereA|', the 'Codex Aureus', and the Palatine Church of St Mary at Compiegne; St Gall 48: a copy of Eriugena's glossed Greek Gospels; Sprachliche EigentA mlichkeiten in den hibernolateinischen Texten des 7. und 8. Jahrhunderts; Old Irish lexical and semantic influence on Hiberno-Latin; Insular Latin c(h)araxare (craxare) and its derivatives; Hiberno-Latin lexical sources of Harley 3376, a Latin-Old English glossary; The stress systems in Insular Latin octosyllabic verse; Hibernolateinische und irische Verkunst mit besonderer BerA cksichtigung des Siebensilbers; The stress system of the Hiberno-Latin hendecasyllable; The Hiberno-Latin poems in Virgil the Grammarian; Addenda and Corrigenda; Indexes.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/08/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780860785811
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780860785811
  • weight: 627
  • ISBN10: 0860785815

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