V. Moul (éd.), A Guide to Neo-Latin Literature

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Victoria Moul (éd.), A Guide to Neo-Latin Literature, Cambridge, 2017.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
516 pages
ISBN : 9781107029293
£ 84.99

Latin was for many centuries the common literary language of Europe, and Latin literature of immense range, stylistic power and social and political significance was produced throughout Europe and beyond from the time of Petrarch (c.1400) well into the eighteenth century. This is the first available work devoted specifically to the enormous wealth and variety of neo-Latin literature, and offers both essential background to the understanding of this material and sixteen chapters by leading scholars which are devoted to individual forms. Each contributor relates a wide range of fascinating but now little-known texts to the handful of more familiar Latin works of the period, such as Thomas More's Utopia, Milton's Latin poetry and the works of Petrarch and Erasmus. All Latin is translated throughout the volume.


Table of Contents :

Introduction: neo-Latin literature Victoria Moul
Part I. Ideas and Assumptions:
1. Conjuring with the classics: neo-Latin poets and their pagan familiars Yasmin Haskell
2. Neo-Latin literature and the vernacular Tom Deneire
3. How the young man should study Latin poetry: neo-Latin literature and early modern education Sarah Knight
4. The republic of letters: across Europe and beyond Françoise Waquet
Part II. Poetry and Drama:
5. Epigram Robert Cummings
6. Elegy L. B. T. Houghton
7. Lyric Julia Haig Gaisser
8. Verse letters Gesine Manuwald
9. Verse satire Sari Kivistö
10. Pastoral Estelle Haan
11. Didactic poetry Victoria Moul
12. Epic Paul Gwynne
13. Drama Nigel Griffin
Part III. Prose:
14. Approaching neo-Latin prose as literature Terence Tunberg
15. Epistolary writing Jacqueline Glomski
16. Oratory and declamation Marc van der Poel
17. Dialogue Virginia Cox
18. Shorter prose fiction David Marsh
19. Longer prose fiction Stefan Tilg
20. Prose satire Joel Relihan
21. Historiography Felix Mundt
Part IV. Working with Neo-Latin Literature:
22. Using manuscripts and early printed books Craig Kallendorf
23. Editing neo-Latin literature Keith Sidwell.

 

 

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