By A. G. Rigg
A accomplished heritage of medieval Anglo-Latin writings (which signify an brilliant 9 tenths of English literary tradition within the period). The previous century because the final significant paintings in this topic has obvious the invention and enhancing of many vital texts. A. G. Rigg's new authoritative reference paintings underlines how the view of England's literary background within the center a long time as a decline from Anglo-Saxon tradition (recuperated in basic terms within the fourteenth century within the paintings of writers resembling Chaucer) ignores the flourishing culture of Latin literature written among England's enforced access into the ecu mainstream and the increase of the vernacular and of humanism. It finds a really wealthy corpus of writings, comprising epic, lyric, comedy, satire, prose anecdotes, romance, saints' lives and devotional texts. This chronological historical past offers quotations within the unique Latin with English translations in verse or prose; Anglo-Latin metres are defined and exemplified in an appendix.
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Extra resources for A History of Anglo-Latin Literature, 1066-1422
Invasions by the Welsh and Scots are repelled by the brothers. Edward builds St Peter's at Westminster, Edith builds a chapel at Wilton; a poem (using Psalm 83) glorifies the Church. The final chapter of Book 1 describes a revolt in the North and the quarrel of Harold and Tostig, and the grief of the king and queen; Tostig goes into exile. Book 11 begins with another verse dialogue between poet and muse: the poet is bereft of lords, and his hope for a happy song has been dashed. Who will sing of the defeat of the Welsh?
94 Other collections appeared quickly across Europe; their relationship and transmission is very complex. 95 35 WILLIAM I TO STEPHEN (1066-II54) Henry of Huntingdon Apparently without knowledge of William's work, Henry of Huntingdon covered roughly the same historical period. He was born before 1089, the son of Nicholas, from whom he 'inherited' his archdeaconry and for whom he wrote a touching epitaph: Stella cadit cleri, splendor marcet Nicholai, Stella cadens cleri splendeat arce Dei (p. 237) Now Nicholas, the clergy's shining star, has set; Now may this setting star shine in God's house.
He wrote lives of St Bertin, John of Beverley (sent to Aldred, archbishop of York), Botulph, and possibly Oswald and Omer. 47 Dominic, prior of Evesham (d. after 1130), wrote on Sts Egwin, Odulf, and Wistan, but his most important contribution to Anglo-Latin literature was his collection of miracles of the Virgin, one of the earliest made. 48 Verse lives of saints St Albans lives of Catherine and Elphege The late twelfth-century manuscript Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 375 (apparently written at St Albans but sent to Christ Church, Canterbury) contains two unpublished verse saints' lives.
A History of Anglo-Latin Literature, 1066-1422 by A. G. Rigg