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Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653782

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.001.0001

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Alexander Neckam, A List of Textbooks (from Sacerdos ad altare), CA. 1210

Alexander Neckam, A List of Textbooks (from Sacerdos ad altare), CA. 1210

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(p.531) Alexander Neckam, A List of Textbooks (from Sacerdos ad altare), CA. 1210
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Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric
Author(s):
Rita Copeland, Ineke Sluiter
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199653782.003.0030

This chapter discusses a list of textbooks prescribed by Alexander Neckam (also known as Nequam) based on Sacerdos ad altare, a grammatical work written by him around 1210. Sacerdos ad altare is accompanied by extensive glosses on grammar, lexicography, etymology, or literature and history. It also contains information and vocabulary about various aspects of priestly, monastic, ecclesiastical, courtly, clerical, and even scribal life. There is also a brief entry on rhetoric.

Keywords:   grammar, textbooks, Sacerdos ad altare, Alexander Neckam, glosses, lexicography, etymology, literature, history, rhetoric

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