Latin in medieval Britain
- edited by Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White.
- Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2017.
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- xv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Proceedings of the British Academy ; 206.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction / Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White
- The start of Anglo-Latin tradition / David Howlett
- The 12th century renaissance in Anglo-Norman England : William of Malmesbury and Joseph of Exeter
- From chronicles to customs accounts : the uses of Latin in the long 14th century . Wendy R. Childs
- Elephans in camera : Latin and Latinity in 15th- and early-16th-century England / Robert Swanson
- The Latin of the early English common law / Paul Brand
- English music theory in medieval Latin / LeoFranc Holford-Strevens
- Latin in ecclesiastical contexts / Carolinne White
- The introduction of Arabic words in Medieval British Latin scientific writings / Charles Burnett
- 'Go and look in the Latin books' : Latin and the vernacular in Medieval Wales / Paul Russell
- Official and unofficial Latin words in 11th- and 12th-century England / Richard Sharpe
- On non-integrated vocabulary in the mixed-language accounts of St Paul's Cathedral, 1315-1405 / Laura Wright
- Anglo-Norman, Medieval Latin, and words of Germanic origin / David Trotter
- The DMLBS and OED : Medieval Latin and the lexicography of English / Philip Durkin and Samantha Schad
- Making the dictionary of Medieval Latin from British sources / David Howlett
- Latin continued to be used across Europe long after the end of the Roman Empire. This collection considers key issues arising from the use of Latin in Britain from the 6th to the 16th centuries. Latin in this period was not the native language of its users but was nevertheless used extensively for a wide variety of functions from religion, literature, and philosophy to record-keeping and correspondence. It existed alongside a number of everyday native spoken languages, including English, French, and Welsh. The chapters in this collection consider Latin with regard to the various contexts in which it was used, looking beyond narrow comparisons with its Roman ancestor to see what medieval users did with Latin and the changing effects this had on the language. The fifteen chapters by expert contributors are divided into three parts. The chapters of the first part consider important examples of Latin usage in Britain during four successive periods, the pre-Conquest period, the 12th century, the long 14th century, and the 15th and 16th centuries.
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- Proceedings of the British Academy, 0068-1202 ; 206
- " ... the conference from which this volume arises .. "--page xv.
- 0197266088 hardback
- 9780197266083 hardback
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