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Medieval and Renaissance Studies
A guide to research in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Call Number: Main Collection Offsite PA2927 .D8 1954
Publication Date: 1954
First published in 1678 & updated often, it treats terms that deviate from the classical norm. It is a difficult & largely out-of-date tool and is being replaced by the work of the Union Academique Internationale.
A useful new dictionary of Old French. This is the first Old French-English dictionary of its kind to provide a comprehensive reference tool for a broad range of English-speaking users. In the form of a compendious but manageable single volume, it is designed for both the general and specialist reader of Old French texts including students, scholars, philologists and historians. The dictionary is based on a large and varied number of texts up to c.1350, starting from the 'classics' of medieval French literature and extending through all the genres: epic, romance, religious, moral, didactic and allegorical texts, lyric poetry, drama, humour and satire, as well as non-literary historical, political and legal documents. The aim has been to include a wide range of variant spellings as well as the main dialectal forms to help the anglophone user in particular. Detailed definitions and grammatical functions are provided, together with common phrases with their translations.
The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources is an indispensable guide to the study of the Latin Middle Ages in Britain from the sixth century to the sixteenth. It is prepared under the direction of a British Academy committee, initially by R.E. Latham and now by a team headed by D.R.Howlett and will be published in ten fascicules.The Dictionary both records the usage of Classical and Late Latin in this period, and charts the medieval developments of the language as revealed in a rich variety of printed and manuscript sources. Latin was not static and inflexible, but was as receptive as English was to the needs of everydaylife (and to the needs of users often barely literate). Each fascicule contains hundreds of new word formations. Some of the borrowings from other languages are recorded in Latin centuries before their appearance in written vernacular.The Dictionary is of immeasurable vallue to all medievalists, as important for cultural history as it is for linguistics. To confirmed dictionary browsers, even those with rusty Latin, it offers many delights.
Niermeyers Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus is a highly practical lexicon, providing researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Medieval History with concise, essential information.This new edition is still the compendious lexicon for rapid information envisaged by Niermeyer, but current entries and definitions have been revised and new entries have been added. Furthermore, the dictionary is now enhanced with German definitions and therefore provides French, English and German translations for every entry of a Medieval Latin concept. All entries are contextualized with relevant text passages. In view of the new entries and additional German definitions, the new edition is bound into two durable hardback volumes. The Niermeyer Lexicon Minus has proved to be invaluable to medievalists for almost 50 years and is an indispensable working tool for academic libraries.The revised Lexicon is published simultaneously by Brill, Leiden and Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (WBG), Darmstadt (WBG only distributes to its members).
This database provides access to a number of dictionaries covering classical Latin and Latin from later periods, including Lewis and Short; Albert Blaise, Dictionnaire latin-français des auteurs chrétiens; and C. du Fresne ('du Cange'), Glossarium ad scriptores mediae et infimae latinitatis.