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Title Medieval grammar and rhetoric : language arts and literary theory, AD 300 -1475 / edited by Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  808.0471 MEDI    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 972 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [874]-921) and index.
Contents Pt. 1 Arts of Language, AD ca. 300-ca. 950 -- Pt. 2 Dossiers on the Ablative Absolute and Etymology -- Pt. 3 Sciences and Curricula of Language in the Twelfth Century -- Pt. 4 Pedagogies of Grammar and Rhetoric, ca. 1150-1280 -- Pt. 5 Professional, Civic, and Scholastic Approaches to the Language Arts, ca. 1225-1272 -- Pt. 6 Receptions of the Traditions: The Language Arts and Poetics in the Later Middle Ages, ca. 1369-ca. 1475.
Summary "Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300-1475 contributes to two fields, the history of the language arts and the history of literary theory. It brings together essential sources in the disciplines of grammar and rhetoric which were used to understand literary form and language and teach literary composition. Grammar and rhetoric, the language disciplines, formed the basis of any education from antiquity through the Middle Ages, no matter what future career a student would want to pursue. Because literature was also the subject matter of grammatical teaching, and because rhetorical teaching gave great attention to literary form, these were also the disciplines that would prepare students for an understanding of literary language and form. These arts constituted the abiding theoretical toolbox for anyone engaged in a life of letters." "The book brings together more than fifty primary texts from the medieval history of grammar and rhetoric, well over --
half of them never translated into English before. The volume establishes the ancient traditions on which the medieval arts are based, and gives substantial selections from the late antique source texts. All texts are presented in their historical and theoretical contexts, and carefully annotated in order to make them useful to readers, both specialists and non-specialists. For the first time, the long traditions of grammar and rhetoric are presented together in one historical survey, showing how they related to each other, and are placed in a coherent conceptual structure, their contributions to literary theory." --Book Jacket.
Language notes English introductions and annotations with translations into English of Latin sources.
Other author Copeland, Rita.
Sluiter, I. (Ineke)
Subject Rhetoric, Medieval -- Sources.
Language arts -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
ISBN 9780198183419 (hbk.)
0198183410 (hbk.)