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Biblical Thematics: The Story of Samson in Medieval Literary Discourse  

Greti Dinkova-Bruun

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the biblical story of the Old Testament hero Samson in order to exemplify the various modes of biblical discourse in medieval Latinate culture. Whether in prose or ... More

Byzantium and Its Neighbours  

James Howard-Johnston

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Oct 2008
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Nov 2012
In the course of its millennial history, much changed in the world around Byzantium. The Roman Empire from which Byzantium emerged as the true successor state was gradually pulled to ... More

Byzantium's Role in World History  

Cyril Mango

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Oct 2008
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Nov 2012
More often than not in the course of its long history, Byzantium found itself in a defensive posture and its most dangerous enemies were Asiatics: Persians, Arabs, and various peoples of ... More

Canonicity  

Ralph Hexter

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the problematics of a medieval Latin canon and medieval Latin literary history, emphasising the idea of “minor literature” that Deleuze and Guattari reference in ... More

The Cultures and Dynamics of Translation into Medieval Latin  

Thomas E. Burman

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Medieval European scholars often found themselves worrying over the reliability of their Latin texts. As Latin sought to establish itself in the Mediterranean basin as a language of ... More

The Current Questions and Future Prospects of Medieval Latin Studies  

David Townsend

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
This article explains the current questions and future prospects of medieval Latin literature. Three areas that are arguably of particular importance for medieval Latin literature's ... More

Gender  

Sylvia Parsons and David Townsend

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
The pervasively male authorship and audience of medieval Latin literary culture powerfully naturalizes an ideology that allows the relativity of the tradition's gendered constructions to ... More

Gloss and Commentary  

Rita Copeland

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Medieval thought leaves some of its richest records in glosses and commentaries on authoritative texts. To know how medieval thinkers viewed their treasured inheritance of ancient ... More

Humanism and Continuities in the Transition to the Early Modern  

Ronald G. Witt

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
The defining goal of humanism was to recapture in the writings the beauty of the poetry and prose of antiquity. The humanists articulated for the first time in European history the modern ... More

The Idea of Latinity  

Nicholas Watson

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
This article explores the medieval Latinity from a conceptual perspective. It suggests two possible lines of enquiry. The first is sociolinguistic, which leads to a study of the ... More

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