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Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter

Abstract

This book contributes to two fields, the history of the language arts and the history of literary theory. It brings together 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 wer ... More

Keywords: language arts, literary theory, grammar, rhetoric, literary composition, literature, Middle Ages, medieval arts, literary form, teaching

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199653782
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rita Copeland, editor
Professor of Classical Studies and English, University of Pennsylvania

Ineke Sluiter, editor
Professor of Greek, Leiden University

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General Introduction

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Part 1 Arts of Language, CA. 300–CA. 950

Introduction

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Servius, Commentary on the Aeneid, CA. 400–420

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Boethius, De Topicis Differentiis, Book 4, CA. 523

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Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae, CA. 625

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Part 2 Dossiers on the Ablative Absolute and Etymology

Introduction

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The Ablative Absolute Dossier

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Etymology Dossier

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Part 3 Sciences and Curricula of Language in the Twelfth Century

Introduction

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Commentaries on Priscian, CA. 1080 to CA. 1150

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John of Salisbury, Metalogicon, 1159

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Alan of Lille, Anticlaudianus, CA. 1182

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Part 4 Pedagogies of Grammar and Rhetoric, CA. 1150–1280

Introduction

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Matthew of Vendôme, Ars Versificatoria, CA. 1175

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Alexander of Villa Dei, Doctrinale, 1199

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Eberhard of Béthune, Graecismus, 1212

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Geoffrey of Vinsauf, Poetria nova, CA. 1208–1213

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John of Garland, Parisiana poetria, CA. 1231–1235

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Hugh of Trimberg, Registrum multorum auctorum, 1280

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Tria Sunt (After 1256, Before 1400)

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Part 5 Professional, Civic, and Scholastic Approaches to the Language Arts, CA. 1225–CA. 1272

Introduction

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Guido Faba, Preface to the Rota nova, CA. 1225

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Henri d’Andeli, Bataille des VII ars, CA. 1230

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Brunetto Latini, Rettorica, CA. 1260

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Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum doctrinale, CA. 1260

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Part 6 Receptions of the Traditions: The Language Arts and Poetics in the Later Middle Ages, CA. 1369–CA. 1475

Introduction

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John Gower, Confessio amantis, 1386–1390

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John Lydgate, Fall of Princes, 1431–1439

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