Latin Classics in Medieval Hungary

Eleventh Century
ISBN: 
978-963-7326-04-2
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$44.95 / €37.95 / £30.00
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Publication date: 
2004
270 pages

This volume is the revised version of Nemerkényi's doctoral dissertation, defended at the Department of Medieval Studies, CEU, in 2004.
The author demonstrates that the Latin classics had a strong impact on the formation of Latin literacy in medieval Hungary. The four chapters of the book (The Cathedral School, The Admonitions of King Saint Stephen of Hungary, The Deliberatio of Bishop Saint Gerard of Csanád, The Monastic School) provide important contributions to the philological study of Medieval Latin and the classical tradition in the Middle Ages.

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE
The Cathedral School
CHAPTER TWO
The Admonitions of King Saint Stephen of Hungary
CHAPTER THREE
The Deliberatio of Bishop Saint Gerard of Csanád
CHAPTER FOUR
The Monastic School
CONCLUSION
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Primary Sources
Secondary Literature
INDEX

"This is a very learned work... It quotes numerous passages in the original Latin and refers in very detailed fashion to not much fewer than 2000 primary and secondary references (see the stunning 93-page bibliography at the end of the volume, containing numerous items in many languages).... The author has clearly demonstrated in the present volume his competence to tackle these somewhat more diffuse issues. Because of the present volume’s relevance to the themes of humanism and Latin literature and because the material it deals with is little known in the west, it should be on the shelves of all persons interested in the classical tradition and its influence."