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Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide

Title

Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide

Role

Editors: F. A. C. Mantello and A. G. Rigg

Contributing author: R. James Long

Files

Document Type

Book Contribution

Description/Summary

R. James Long is a contributing author, "Botany", pp. 401-405.

Book description: Comprehensive in scope, the guide provides introductions to, and bibliographic orientations in, all the main areas of Medieval Latin language, literature, and scholarship. Part One consists of an introduction and sizable listing of general print and electronic reference and research tools. Part Two focuses on issues of language, with introductions to such topics as Biblical and Christian Latin, and Medieval Latin pronunciation, orthography, morphology and syntax, word formation and lexicography, metrics, prose styles, and so on. There are chapters on the Latin used in administration, law, music, commerce, the liturgy, theology and philosophy, science and technology, and daily life. Part Three offers a systematic overview of Medieval Latin literature, with introductions to a wide range of genres and to translations from and into Latin. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography of fundamental works--texts, lexica, studies, and research aids.

ISBN

9780813208428

Publication Date

1996

Publication Information

R. James Long. (1996) "Botany," in Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide, ed. F. A. C. Mantello and A. G. Rigg (Washington DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1996), pp. 401-05.