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Vernacular Traditions of Boethius's De consolatione philosophiae

Ed. by Kaylor Jr., Noel Harold / Phillips

Series:Research in Medieval Culture 15

MEDIEVAL INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS (MIP)

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    Publication Date:
    2016
    Copyright year:
    2016
    To be published:
    November 2019
    ISBN
    978-1-58044-225-1
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    Vernacular Traditions of Boethius's 'De consolatione philosophiae' provides an overview of the widespread reception and influence of Boethius's masterpiece in England and Germany, as well as in the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Catalonia, and Byzantium. As this work demonstrates, Boethius is not only a significant Roman author but also a significant translator and adaptor of works written originally in Greek, placing him firmly as an important figure at the moment of transition from antiquity to the Middle Ages. As the two introductory articles in this collection affirm, Boethius is recognized as 'the last of the Romans' and the 'first of the Scholastics.' Attested by the articles and the edition in this volume, Boethius's modern influence is global in its importance, not only through the dissemination of his theological and scholarly works, but through the many vernacularizations of his final testament to the world, his Consolatio.

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    435 pages
    Language:
    English

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