Mehrsprachigkeit im Mittelalter
Kulturelle, literarische, sprachliche und didaktische Konstellationen in europäischer Perspektive. Mit Fallstudien zu den ‚Disticha Catonis‘
[Multilingualism in the Middle Ages]
Ed. by Baldzuhn, Michael / Putzo, Christine
Aims and Scope
Communication and the literary production of the Middle Ages were an integral part of a complex linguistic situation. Latin, the Western European language of education and administration, stood in contrast to the vernacular languages, which in turn were divided into different dialects. Different vernacular languages often existed in the same geographic area. This anthology approaches this topic, which has not been systematically covered until now, from an interdisciplinary perspective. It discusses fundamental methodological issues and surviving linguistic and literary documents from the 8th up to the 16th century.
- viii, 438 pages
- German, English
- Type of Publication:
- Multilingualism; Middle Ages/Literature; Middle Ages/Language
- Academics (German and Medieval Studies), Institutes, Libraries
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"The phenomenon of multilingualism, which had strikingly different contours in the Middle Ages from today, is treated in the fourteen essays assembled here, which include articles in English on the situation in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England, as an international phenomenon."
In: Medium Aevum LXXX (2011)