1300 36 33 32

This book argues for a radically new approach to the history of reading and literacy in the Middle Ages. It investigates the use of complex literary texts as the basis of elementary instruction in the Latin language and, using medieval teachers' notes (glosses) on a classical text (Horace's Satires) and a selection of other unpublished manuscript materials, it demonstrates that the reading of classical literature was profoundly shaped by the demands of acquiring Latin literacy through the arts of grammar and rhetoric. The resolutely literal readings of Latin texts found in these educational and institutional contexts call for a reassessment of the relationship of Latin and vernacular discourses in medieval culture, and of some central notions in medieval hermeneutics, notably allegory and authorial intention.

Buy Medieval Reading book by Suzanne Reynolds from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521472579
ISBN-10: 0521472571
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Medieval Reading book by Suzanne Reynolds and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Suzanne Reynolds

Born with a Veil by Suzanne Reynolds

Born with a Veil

Paperback / softback, February 2010
$27.27
Medieval Reading by Suzanne Reynolds

Medieval Reading

Paperback, July 2004
$57.56