Early Medieval Glosses on Prudentius' Psychomachia

Early Medieval Glosses on Prudentius' Psychomachia

The Weitz Tradition

eBook - 2004
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Aurelius Prudentius Clemens' (342-410) poem depicting the struggle of personified virtue and vice for the possession of the human soul had profound influence through the Middle Ages and into the modern period as a canonical text of Christian learning, explains O'Sullivan (history, U. College Dublin) In order to understand why the poem remained so popular in the early medieval curriculum, she examines the Weitz or German tradition of glosses on Psychomachia , which comprises Latin and German annotations in numerous manuscripts from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries widely scattered through Alemannia, Bavaria, and the Rhineland. The study began as her doctoral dissertation for Oxford University. Distributed by Aspen. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book elucidates the significance of glosses on Prudentius’ Psychomachia in the German or Weitz manuscript tradition. It redirects attention away from the philological concerns of conventional scholarship toward those of mainstream Carolingian and Ottonian intellectual history.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004
ISBN: 9789004138049
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xxiv, 381 pages)


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