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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Medieval Latin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Medieval Latin refers to the Latin used in the Middle Ages, primarily as a medium of scholarly exchange and as the liturgical language of the medieval Roman Catholic Church.
The influence of Vulgar Latin was also apparent in the syntax of some Medieval Latin writers, although Classical Latin continued to be held in high esteem and studied as models for literary compositions.
The high point of development of medieval Latin as a literary language came with the Carolingian renaissance, a rebirth of learning kindled under the patronage of Charlemagne, king of the Franks.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Medieval_Latin   (810 words)

 Latin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Latin is a member of the family of Italic languages, and its alphabet, the Latin alphabet, is based on the Old Italic alphabet, which is in turn derived from the Greek alphabet.
Latin was first brought to the Italian peninsula in the 9th or 8th century BC by migrants from the north, who settled in the Latium region, specifically around the River Tiber, where the Roman civilization first developed.
Latin translations of modern literature such as Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh, Tintin, Asterix, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Le Petit Prince, Max und Moritz, and The Cat in the Hat are intended to bolster interest in the language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Latin   (2650 words)

 Medieval Latin literature - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Latin used in the Church services, based on the simplified language, was therefore preserved long after all Latin was replaced in common speech by the vernacular tongues.
The writers, such as Einhard, were medieval rather than classical in spirit, but the effects of the revival were lasting.
Dante's precise Latin writing could scarcely be called medieval in its form, and the humanists with their Ciceronian prose and Vergilian eclogues were setting out to destroy, not to reform, Medieval Latin.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:Medieval&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (836 words)

 Medieval Latin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Medieval Latin was characterized by an enlarged vocabulary, which freely borrowed from other sources.
Latin was also spread to areas such as Ireland and Germany, where Romance languages were not spoken and which had never known Roman rule.
Works written in these lands where Latin was a learned language with no relation to the local vernacular also influenced medieval Latin's vocabulary and syntax.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medieval_Latin   (915 words)

 Medieval Latin After the Year 1000
The study of Latin was increasingly deepened, and the professors, and at times their students, succeeded in possessing thoroughly all the refinements of the learned language.
In medieval Latin accentuation appears often to have been the same, but in the language of the schools the standard of pronunciation depended especially on the teaching of the master, the details of which escape us.
After their era, Latin style had degenerated during a period of unprecedented barbarism, which had to be abandoned as quickly as possible to recall Roman civilization from her long exile.
www.orbilat.com /Languages/Latin_Medieval/Dag_Norberg/07.html   (4062 words)

 Norberg, Manuel pratique de latin médiéval (transl
Although the grammarians and the rhetors had closed their schools and the only instruction remaining was found in the hands of clerics and monks, in Italy this instruction was deeply marked by the influence of the ancient educational tradition.
What interests us most in the study of their Latin, is that the colloquialisms which slip in often have a distinctly Italian color.
The Latin written in Italy after about the year 1000 should be studied with the Latin of other western areas.
homepages.wmich.edu /~johnsorh/MedievalLatin/Norberg/ital.html   (1340 words)

 The Medieval Academy
NEH summer seminars and institutes on medieval topics During the summer of 2006, the National Endowment for the Humanities is sponsoring four seminars and three institutes for college and uni-versity teachers that will be of interest to medi-evalists.
Medieval Academy members are urged to bring the following summer programs for school teachers to the attention of their local teachers and to consider offering to direct such seminars or institutes in the future.
Medieval Latin and Paleography, both seven-week courses, will be taught by Frank A. Mantello (Catholic University of America).
www.medievalacademy.org /calendar/calendar_summer.htm   (2187 words)

 Latin 130: Introduction to Medieval Latin
The purpose of this class is to introduce advanced students of the Middle Ages to Medieval Latin language and literature.
You should also be familiar with the history of Medieval Latin and be able to translate passages (both already read and previously unseen) from a range of major Late Latin and Medieval Latin genres, styles and authors.
In addition to introductions to the development and history of Medieval Latin language and literature, it also includes sections by specialists on the varieties of Medieval Latin, including both the literary and the pragmatic and technical.
www.unc.edu /~mlaffert/latn130syll.htm   (943 words)

 Medieval Latin
Latin 1030 is an intermediate level course in Latin language and literature that also serves a an introduction to medieval Latin culture.
As regards vocabulary, "medieval Latin" is just as overgeneralized a term as, e.g., "modern English" - - that is, words can mean a variety of things, different things in different contexts, and their usual or accepted meanings change over time.
On the whole, you will find that although medieval Latin writings will contain a fairly large number of words (or word usages) rarely or never used in classical Latin, medieval syntax is generally somewhat less complex than in Augustan or Silver Age verse and prose.
www.pitt.edu /~bvenarde/medlatin.html   (762 words)

 Medieval Latin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Martin McGuire's original Introduction to Medieval Latin Studies (1964) and its revision by Hermigild Dressler (1977) have guided generations of students and scholars through the bewilderingly rich terrain of medieval Latin and its literatures.
Medieval Latin departs from the habits of Cicero (d 43 bc), but elaborates conventions known from the Latin Vulgate Bible (ca ad 400) and classic Christian authors such as Augustine (d ad 430).
Richard Sharpe's essays on the Latin of charters and everyday life are fine cultural exposés and show the rewards to be had from scouring archives and printed sources with an eye to words.
www.utpjournals.com /product/utq/671/latin41.html   (674 words)

 Amazon.de: Medieval Latin: English Books: K. P. Harrington,Karl P. Harrington,Joseph M. Pucci   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A completely revised and updated edition of this standard anthology of medieval Latin, this work has been provided with 14 new selections, doubling the coverage of women writers, expanding a quarter of the original selections, and including a substantive grammatical introduction.
Unfortunately, Pucci's notes to the Latin passages are often vague or misleading and are riddled with elementary errors.
Unfortunately, some of the real treasures of medieval Latin literature, most notably the Dies Irae, which were in the First Edition were removed in this edition, and the additions are of little benefit.
www.amazon.de /Medieval-Latin-K-P-Harrington/dp/0226317129   (562 words)

WALTER BERSCHIN is Professor emeritus of Medieval Latin in the University of Heidelberg and founding president of the International Committee for Medieval Latin Studies.
JILL MANN is Professor emeritus of Medieval and Renaissance English in the University of Cambridge and Notre Dame Professor emeritus of English at the University of Notre Dame, and Life Fellow of Girton College Cambridge.
JAN ZIOLKOWSKI is Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University and currently president of the International Committee for Medieval Latin Studies.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /medieval/2006_Latin_Congress/plenary.html   (648 words)

 SULAIR : Medieval Studies : Language and Literature, Drama
Mantello and Rigg (1996) Medieval Latin: an introduction and bibliographical guide (PA2802.M43) supersedes McGuire (1977) Introduction to Medieval Latin Studies, 2 ed (PA2816.M24 1977) as the standard, indispensable handbook for Medieval Latin.
A standard introduction to Medieval Latin is Palmer's translation and revision of Karl Strecker's Introduction to Medieval Latin, PA2816.S713 *.
Medieval Christian Literary Imagery, 1988, Z6203.K38, covers a great deal of ground from biblical to classical sources, to sermons, liturgy, etc. As a companion volume for classical motifs use: Brumble, Classical myths and legends in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: a dictionary of allegorical meanings, 1988, PN669.B78 1998.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/medieval/langen.html   (1259 words)

 Medieval Latin literature - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Medieval Latin literature" at HighBeam.
Motifs in The Arabian Nights and in ancient and medieval European literature: a comparison.
Rereading rape in medieval literature: literary, historical, and theoretical reflections.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-medieval.html   (970 words)

 Medieval Latin
As an introduction to medieval Latin language and culture, this course will sample the range of Latin literature from the 4th to the 12th centuries through readings of religious and secular texts in prose, poetry, and drama by numerous authors.
Vademecum in opus Saxonis...: Byzantine Latin dictionary/encyclopedia of Saxo Grammaticus (in Latin)
We will concern ourselves with the changes Medieval Latin undergoes as it evolves toward the Romance languages and the varied genres chosen by authors who are pulled away from and toward classical models and style.
www.cnr.edu /home/araia/medievalatin.html   (1781 words)

 Handwriting and language
This is the reason that early printed editions of medieval records used a special record type to reproduce the notation of the documents.
Most of the medieval documents used by genealogists follow more or less rigid formulae - and of course, this is the reason why it was often possible to abbreviate them so drastically.
For those who believe in the value of a classical education, there is also a commercial site, which offers Latin translations by 'teachers of Latin and Greek at two of England's most prestigious independent boarding schools'.
www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk /guide/hand.shtml   (1642 words)

 Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
Latin language and literature and several helpful Latin downloads for the Macintosh.
Latin Parser and Translator by Adam McLean, a Windows program developed in Visual Basic, provides help with Latin vocabulary and grammar.
Latin Wordlist are available from the University of Kansas.
archives.nd.edu /latgramm.htm   (843 words)

On August 1 to 6, 2006, York University and the University of Toronto will host the Fifth International Congress for Medieval Latin Studies (the “Congress”) under the aegis of The International Committee for Medieval Latin Studies (“Internationales Mittellateiner Komitee”).
The proceedings of all the past congresses have been published in well-known academic presses or journals, and plans are underway to publish the acta of the Toronto Congress.
These include medieval interpretations of literary, philosophical, scientific and historical works written originally in Latin or translated into that language, as well as the Latin Bible.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /medieval/2006_Latin_Congress/index.html   (334 words)

 Humbul : Classics : Medieval Latin
Aristoteles Latinus is a project aiming to produce a multi-volume critical edition of all the medieval translations of Aristotle from Greek to Latin, including a critical apparatus evidencing the way in which Aristotle's texts became known in the West.
This is the website of Le Comité International de Paléographie Latine [CIPL], a scholarly committee based in Paris, whose aim is to foster international collaboration in the field of manuscript studies (including paleography, codicology, transmission of texts, manuscript libraries and collections).
Women who wrote in Latin, French or Occitan during the Middle Ages are comparatively neglected in mediaeval studies and their writings are also rarely included in elementary and intermediate teaching texts.
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/headlist.php?sub=classics&code=FN.323002   (1032 words)

 UCLA Department of History - Medieval
Students of medieval history at UCLA benefit from the existence of strong programs in medieval Latin and vernacular languages and literature (Celtic, English, French, German, Italian, Old Norse, Portuguese, Spanish and Slavic languages), as well as related disciplines such as art history, anthropology, archeology and others.
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) at UCLA serves as the locus for the cooperation and scholarly exchanges across disciplines.
In addition, graduate students in medieval history are eligible to compete for Research Assistantships, grants for interdisciplinary research, and the Lynn and Maude White Fellowship all offered by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /history/graduate/medieval.html   (1683 words)

 Medieval Latin
LAT 0030/LAT 1030/MRST 1022 is an intermediate-level course in Latin language and literature that also serves as an introduction to medieval Latin culture.
As regards vocabulary, “medieval Latin” is just as overgeneralized a term as “modern English” – that is, words can mean a variety of things, different things in different contexts, and their usual or accepted meanings change over time.
On the whole, you will find that although medieval Latin writings will contain a fairly large number of words (or usages) rarely or never seen in classical Latin, medieval syntax is generally somewhat less complex than in late Republican or early Imperial verse and prose.
www.pitt.edu /~bvenarde/medlat.html   (854 words)

 PIMS: Complete Catalogue: Part Two
ISBN 0–88844–811–2 • $34.95 • Essays that explore the degree to which the medieval world reflected on the meaning and causes of aging, its attitudes towards the elderly, and the ways in which individuals, families, and the society as a whole sought to provide for its aging members.
ISBN 0–88844–817–1 • $34.95 • Thirteen case studies of transmission and preservation of medieval documents focus on how documents were organized in archives and cartularies, and on the role that “copies” played in medieval diplomatics.
The difficult Latin of the poems (which employ the goliardic line and stanza) are supported by numerous notes to aid translation.
www.pims.ca /publications/catalogue2.html   (4126 words)

 Medieval Latin Studies Group
Many late-antique and medieval biographies concern holy men and women, and the demands of hagiography had their effects on the forms of biographical writing.
I propose a panel for the January, 2003 meeting of the Medieval Latin Studies Group that investigates all aspects of Fortunatus' work, but which takes special cognizance of the secular and occasional pieces, and especially the quasi-erotic pieces written to Radegund and Agnes.
Using Medieval Latin: A Toolbox of Resources was designed by Carol D. Lanham for classicists who have no special training in Medieval Latin.
classics.rutgers.edu /mlsg/mlsghome.html   (1246 words)

 Beginners' Latin
This tutorial is a beginners’ guide to the Latin used in documents between 1086 and 1733.
The tutorial covers the period between 1086 and 1733, when Latin was the official language
Latin and want to find out about Latin from a different period
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk /latin/beginners   (196 words)

 Amazon.com: Reading Medieval Latin: Books: Keith Sidwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Reading Medieval Latin is an anthology of Medieval Latin texts, arranged chronologically and thematically with introductions, commentaries and a vocabulary of nonclassical words and meanings.
It is a language textbook, designed to introduce students with one year or more of Latin to the Latin writing and culture of the period A.D. It is the only systematic introduction for students to all types of Medieval Latin writing.
In fact, without a solid background in classical Latin, this book would be almost worthless (except for its dictionary in the back - and even there, most words are defined in terms of their classical Latin equivalents).
www.amazon.com /Reading-Medieval-Latin-Keith-Sidwell/dp/052144747X   (1091 words)

 Blank Slate - Latin
Latin was the first foreign language I really studied.
Fifth, large portions of the vocabularies for French, Italian, and Spanish come from Latin, as it is of course the mother of those languages.
Reportorium Chronicarum: A Bibliography of the Manuscripts of Medieval Latin Chronicles
www.blankslate.net /lang/latin.php   (586 words)

 Medieval Studies Program Library Resources
It covers all the works from the classical period, the most important patristic works, a very extensive corpus of Medieval Latin literature as well as works of recentior latinitas including texts from the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.
The huge panoply of Latin biblical texts which were in existence and use from the second century AD/CE until the time when the Vulgate became predominant are known under the common rubric of the Vetus Latina, or the Old Latin, Bible.
Because there are a limited number of extant manuscripts that haphazardly cover the biblical text the basic sources are biblical citations or allusions that are found within the writings of the Latin Fathers or Greek patristic authors who were translated at an early date into Latin.
www.library.uiuc.edu /mdx/medstud/latin.htm   (620 words)

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