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Andreae Alciati Contra Vitam Monasticam Epistula - Andrea Alciato’s Letter Against Monastic Life

Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary

Dennis Drysdall

Criticism of monastic life by one of Europe’s major Renaissance figures. In his letter Against Monastic Life (1514–17) Andrea Alciato, an Italian jurist and writer famous for his Emblemata, urges his friend Bernardus Mattius to reconsider his choice of monastic life. Alciato makes his argument by criticizing religious superstition, the Church’s hierarchy, and monastic practices, particularly the Franciscans’ hypocrisy, wealth, and divisiveness. Instead, he defends a stoic, civic humanism. Due to the troubled history of this unique manuscript and the inadequacies of the two subsequent editions, Alciato’s discourse has been obscured for centuries. This edition and translation seeks to make clear the biographical importance of the text for one of the major figures of the European Renaissance.

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Cui dono lepidum novum libellum

Dedicating Latin Works and Motets in the Sixteenth Century

Ignace Bossuyt, Nele Gabriëls, Dirk Sacré, Demmy Verbeke (eds)

During the sixteenth century, the traditional act of dedicating a text took on a new meaning due to the wider dissemination of the printed book. As the dedication and other paratexts thus became an almost indispensable part of the publication, they merit careful examination by those who study the presentation and impact of any printed work in its context. Paratexts bridge the gap between the outside World of the reading public and the enclosed world of the book, and often present biographical information concerning the persons involved in the making of the book. In the present volume, general reflections as well as case studies in the field of paratexts to Latin works and to musical compositions on Latin texts consider and exemplify these as well as other aspects of paratexts. The multidisciplinary perspective further enriches the insight in form, function and nature of the dedicatory act in the sixteenth century. A synthesis of the nature of the sixteenth-century dedication is thus presented, relevant not only to Neo-Latinists and musicologists, but also to (book) historians, philologists, and others.

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De rationibus quibus homines docti artem Latine colloquendi et ex tempore dicendi seculis XVI et XVII coluerunt

Terence O. Tunberg

Study of conversational Latin and ex tempore expression in Latin The use of Latin for conversation and ex tempore discourse was a significant element in the culture of learned people in the humanist age and the early modern era. This book explores that phenomenon and the considerable amount of evidence pertaining to it in the primary sources written in the period. The author takes into account the use of spoken Latin both inside and outside the academic world. Examining disputes over pronunciation and different views about ex tempore eloquence among Latin writers active in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the author shows that these 'conversations' are not unrelated to much better known discussions and debates about the nature of Latin prose style and eloquence in an age when Latin was no one's native language. The book thus reveals that understanding the role of conversation and ex tempore expression in Latin helps us to understand the early modern phenomenon of Neo-Latin in general. All texts in this volume are in Latin.

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Die Marias von Cornelius Aurelius

Einleitung, Textausgabe und Anmerkungen

Jan C. Bedaux

Die Textausgabe der Marias, ein Gedicht von Cornelis Aurelius, umfaßt eine Einleitung, den Text des Gedichtes, Anmerkungen zum Text und schließlich einen Index nominum und einen Index fontium. Die Edition basiert auf der einzigen Handschrift der Marias, die heute in der Athenaeumbibliotheek in Deventer bewahrt wird. Diese Handschrift umfaßt neben einem Widmungsbrief des Autors an den Deventer Schulmeister Jacobus Faber und einer introductio die ersten zehn Bücher des Gedichtes; die zweite und dritte Decade sind nicht erhalten. Die Einleitung zur Edition behandelt zunächst kurz das Leben des niederländischen Humanisten Cornelis Aurelius (ca. 1460 bis vor Dezember 1531). Es folgen die Datierung des Werkes (zwischen 1491 / Anfang 1492 und Herbst 1497) und ein Inhaltsverzeichnis - das Leben Marias bis zum Auftreten Jesu bei den Schriftgelehrten (Luc. 2, 41-52). Bei der anschließenden Charakterisierung des Werkes wird auch ein Passus aus dem Widmungsbrief des Aurelius erörtert. Hier erklärt der Autor, daß er den Text von Baptista Mantuanus' Parthenice prima erst nach der Vollendung der ersten Decade in die Hände bekam. Obwohl er behauptet, den überschwänglichen Stil dieses Werkes zu mißbilligen, stellt sich heraus, daß er dennoch dem Werk von Mantuanus namentlich in den ersten drei Büchern der Marias vieles entlehnt hat. Daneben hat Aurelius häufig Sabellicus' Elegiae XIII divae virginis Mariae und Agricolas Anna mater benutzt. Auffällig sind außerdem die von Aurelius wörtlich übernommenen Passagen aus der Ilias latina und aus Petrus Rigas Aurora. Obwohl seine Zeitgenossen Aurelius wegen seiner dichterischen Fähigkeiten loben, läßt er wiederholt durchblicken, dies zu bezweifeln. Aber natürlich können seine diesbezüglichen Bemerkungen auch als captatio benevolentiae gedeutet werden. Auf die Einleitung folgt der Text des oben genannten Widmungsbriefes und des Gedichtes (die introductio und die Bücher I bis X). Das gesamte Gedicht umfaßt 4452 Verse. Der Anmerkungsapparat zur Ausgabe der Marias enthält Verweise auf die von Aurelius verwendete Literatur. Neben den Passagen, die deutlich Entlehnungen darstellen, sind auch die Stellen aufgenommen, die Reminiszensen an oder Echos von - vor allem antiken - Autoren anklingen lassen. Auffälligerweise trifft man hierbei Entlehnungen aus Werken anderer Autoren nicht regelmäßig verteilt über den gesamten Text an. Offenbar hat Aurelius schon im Vorhinein für jede Passage die Stellen ausgesucht, die er aus seinen Vorlagen verwenden wollte. Dieses Verfahren kann man auch aus dem Index fontium ableiten, der zusammen mit dem Index nominum diese Edition abschließt. Die Ausgabe der Marias ist ein schönes Beispiel dafür, wie die frühen niederländischen Humanisten religiöse Poesie schrieben und dabei von italienischen Autoren wie Mantuanus und Sabellicus beeinflußt wurden.

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The Early Modern Cultures of Neo-Latin Drama

Philip Ford; Andrew Taylor (eds)

The essays in this collection all illustrate the vitality of Neo-Latin drama in early modern Europe, arising from its productive combination of classical models with deep-rooted vernacular traditions. While the plays were often composed in the context of a school or university setting, the dramatists seldom neglected the need to appeal to a broad audience, including non-Latinists. Yet the use of Latin, and the ambiguity of a plurivocal literary form, allowed the authors of these plays to introduce messages and ideas which could be subversive of the prevailing political and religious authorities. At the same time, humanist colleges, and their Jesuit successors, were quick to see the educational advantages to be derived from staging plays performed by pupils, which had the advantage of acting as powerful advertisements for the schools. Neo-Latin drama in all its forms offered a freedom of expression and form which is rare in other Renaissance literary genres.

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La correspondance de Guillaume Budé et Juan Luis Vives

Gilbert Tournoy, Monique Mund-Dopchie (eds)

Témoignage intéressant sur la vie intellectuelle et la vie tout court des grands humanistes. Le présent recueil entend apporter une nouvelle contribution à la connaissance des écrits des grands humanistes du 15ème au 16ème siècle. Certes, le volume consacré à l’échange de lettres entre Budé et Vives est mince: il ne comporte que dix lettres au total. Malgré leur petit nombre, ces lettres apportent indéniablement, à l’instar des lettres publiées précédemment, un témoignage intéressant sur la vie intellectuelle, voire, dans le cas de Budé, sur la vie tout court d’humanistes. Toutes les lettres sont accompagnées d'un commentaire exhaustif et d’une traduction française, ainsi que d’un index nominum et d’un index fontium.

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Neo-Latin Commentaries and the Management of Knowledge in the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period (1400 -1700)

Karel Enenkel; Henk Nellen (eds)

Between 1400 and 1700 the political, religious, intellectual, and even geographic landscape was profoundly changed by the Reformation, Humanism, the rise of empirical science, the invention of printing technology, and the discovery of the New World. The late medieval and early modern intellectuals felt an urgent need to respond to the changes they were involved in, and to come to a revision and re-authorisation of knowledge. They embarked on a scholarly programme of a quality and extent hitherto unknown in the Western world: the whole body of the literature of antiquity, including the Bible, was to be re-edited critically and furnished with commentaries. The Neo-Latin commentary became the most important genre of humanist scholarship. This book sheds light on the various ways in which classical authors and the Bible were commented on, the types of commentary, the commenting strategies that were used to approach different readerships, the various kinds of knowledge that were collected, created, and transmitted, and the usages and reading practices applied to commentaries.

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Neo-Latin Philology: Old Tradition, New Approaches

Marc van der Poel (ed.)

Material Philology and the study of Renaissance Latin literature. Neo-Latin Philology: Old Tradition, New Approaches explores the question whether the approaches developed in the so-called New or Material Philology can be applied to the study of Renaissance Latin literature. Two contributions in this volume focus on theoretical issues, the first presenting a critical assessment of the debate on New Philology in the 1990s, the second providing some guidelines for researchers of the materiality of sources. The remaining seven contributions discuss various ways in which the material presentation in either manuscript or print played a part in the interpretation of a variety of texts, including Basinio of Parma’s Hesperis, Niccolò Perotti's Cornu copiae, some poems by Janus Secundus, a commentary on Horace’s Ars poetica, Otto Venius’ Emblemata Horatiana, Johann Lauremberg's play Pompejus Magnus, and the Alithinologia by John Lynch.

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A New Sense of the Past: The Scholarship of Biondo Flavio (1392–1463)

Angelo Mazzocco , Marc Laureys (eds)

Reappraisal of the pioneering humanist scholar Biondo Flavio. During his lifetime the historian and antiquarian Biondo Flavio (1392– 1463) struggled to obtain recognition as a major contributor to the humanistic movement of the fifteenth century. Throughout the Renaissance, fellow Italian scholars far too often condemned rather than endorsed his scholarly works. His troublesome career and mixed reputation among his peers stand in stark contrast with the highly innovative character of his learning, which proved to be ground-breaking for the further development of various strands of historical and antiquarian research in the Early Modern Age. The authors of this volume aim to contribute to a reappraisal of this pioneering humanist scholar by a fresh assessment of his major writings in the fields of historical linguistics, historiography, Roman topography, and historical geography. Contributors: Angelo Mazzocco (Mount Holyoke College), Marc Laureys (Universität Bonn), Giuseppe Marcellino (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Fulvio Delle Donne (Università della Basilicata), Fabio Della Schiava (Universität Bonn), Paolo Pontari (Università di Pisa), Catherine Castner (University of South Carolina), Jeffrey White (St. Bonaventure University), Frances Muecke (University of Sydney)

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Scottish Latin Authors in Print up to 1700

A Short-Title List

Roger Green, Philip Burton, Deborah Ford

The first-ever bibliography of Scottish Latin authors in print The work of the Latin writers of Scotland has suffered a neglect which its variety, copiousness, and intrinsic interest do not deserve. Their importance, and the importance of Latin as a literary language, is beginning to be recognized by scholars. Researchers from the universities of Glasgow and St. Andrews have now prepared the first-ever bibliography of Scottish Latin in print - unique both in its focus on the many works written in Latin and in the way in which Scottish writers are specifically targeted. Covering the years c. 1480-1700, this new reference tool carefully catalogues the work of some 500 writers, in both prose and verse. Thousands of works are named in a clear and original format, with their titles not so truncated as to be obscure (as sometimes happens in English ‘short-title' catalogues). The editors take advantage of recent research, and many poetic works hitherto unknown or ignored are referenced. This ground-breaking reference work will be essential not only for those who study the progress of humanism and the history and literature of early modern Scotland, but also for those engaged in various kinds of research into the events and ideas of continental Europe, with which Scotland was closely linked in many ways.

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