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A Prosified Alexandreis With Catalan Glosses: Notes On Tarragona, Biblioteca Pública, Ms 13, Josep Pujol 2023 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

A Prosified Alexandreis With Catalan Glosses: Notes On Tarragona, Biblioteca Pública, Ms 13, Josep Pujol

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Tarragona, Biblioteca Pública, MS 13 deserves special attention among the codices of Catalan origin that contain Gautier de Châtillon’s Alexandreis because it transmits a prosified version of the poem in which syntax is rearranged to conform to grammatical order and because some of its dense interlineal glosses are in Catalan. This article offers a description of the manuscript, examines its prosifications and glosses as pedagogical tools, and suggests links between the codex and the vernacular culture of the first half of the fifteenth century.


The Hand Of Luis Pedrol In Madrid, Bne, Ms 2985, Albert Lloret 2023 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Hand Of Luis Pedrol In Madrid, Bne, Ms 2985, Albert Lloret

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This note identifies the hand of Luis Pedrol in Barcelona, Arxiu de la Corona d’Aragó, Col·leccions, Autògrafs, II, A, 14 with two of the scripts of Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, MS 2985.


Second Age, Middle Age, Norbert Schürer 2023 California State University, Long Beach

Second Age, Middle Age, Norbert Schürer

Journal of Tolkien Research

The recent releases of the volume The Fall of Númenor and the series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power raise the question: What is the significance of the Second Age of Tolkien’s legendarium? This article suggests that Tolkien conceived of the Second Age as parallel to the Middle Ages in our world, which were the focus of his academic career in his studies of Old and Middle English language and literature. As various frameworks and overviews for the legendarium demonstrate, Tolkien thought of the Second Age, like the Middle Ages, as uniquely looking backwards and forwards …


Literature, Pandemic, And The Insufficiency Of Survival: Boccaccio’S Decameron And Emily St. John Mandel’S Station Eleven, Anthony P. Russell 2022 University of Richmond

Literature, Pandemic, And The Insufficiency Of Survival: Boccaccio’S Decameron And Emily St. John Mandel’S Station Eleven, Anthony P. Russell

Interdisciplinary Journal of Leadership Studies

The question of literature’s utility in relation to the “real world” has been asked since at least the time of Plato. This essay examines an extreme instance of this problem by investigating two works, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron (1349-1353) and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (2016), that argue for the value of art in the midst of catastrophe. Boccaccio’s collection of 100 tales, written in the context of the Black Plague, and Mandel’s post-apocalyptic novel about a world devastated by a killer flu, overlap and diverge in instructive ways in making their cases for the important role of literature in …


The Enigma Of Goldberry: Tolkien’S Narrative Braiding Of Genre- And Symbol-Related Vocabularies In The Withywindle River-Daughter, Derek Simon 2022 St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada

The Enigma Of Goldberry: Tolkien’S Narrative Braiding Of Genre- And Symbol-Related Vocabularies In The Withywindle River-Daughter, Derek Simon

Journal of Tolkien Research

The enigma of Goldberry continues to stimulate diverse readings of her narrative in the Withywindle Cottage episode. The root contention of this article is that Goldberry’s enigma is textured through Tolkien’s complex narrative braiding of multiple genre- and symbol-specific vocabularies woven together throughout her episode. The effort to interpret the enigma of Goldberry needs to be grounded in the philological, lexical, and thematic signifiers circulating in her storyline. These mythopoeic signifiers are variously conveyed by the genre- and symbol-related vocabularies influencing her enigma in the narrative. Where much of the critical commentary has justifiably considered a single strand of source …


Sobre La Traducció Catalana De La Tabulatio Et Expositio Senecae De Luca Mannelli // On The Catalan Translation Of Luca Mannelli's Tabulatio Et Expositio Senecae, Marta Marfany 2022 Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Sobre La Traducció Catalana De La Tabulatio Et Expositio Senecae De Luca Mannelli // On The Catalan Translation Of Luca Mannelli's Tabulatio Et Expositio Senecae, Marta Marfany

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This article studies the medieval Catalan translation of the Latin work Tabulatio et Expositio Senecae by Dominican friar Luca Mannelli, which was composed around 1350 with fragments of Seneca’s works. The anonymous Catalan translation, preserved in a single fifteenth-century manuscript (Barcelona, Biblioteca de la Universitat de Barcelona, MS 282), remains unpublished. This article studies the context of the translation, the manuscript, and the text. It also identifies the copyist and illuminator of the manuscript, Jaume Buesa. This identification makes it possible to date the manuscript to the mid-fifteenth century. Last, this article also compares a sample of the Catalan text …


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1871: Rechnung Vom Schiffmeister Ampt., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1871: Rechnung Vom Schiffmeister Ampt., Dot Porter

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Accounts of Sebastian Schindler, shipmaster, listing expenses incurred for 1585-1586 (f. 4r-10r). Bound in a 12th-century noted breviary fragment with staffless, unheightened or nondiastematic neumes (Old German notation) with the opening texts from Vespers for Holy Saturday, including the antiphon Vespere autem Sabbati que lucescit, Psalm incipits, and lessons from Mark 16:1-3 and Gregory the Great's Homily XXI for Easter Day.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 83: [Extracts From And Commentaries On Liber Bellorum Domini]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 83: [Extracts From And Commentaries On Liber Bellorum Domini]., Dot Porter

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Excerpts from and commentaries on the Liber bellorum Domini; contains articles 105-112, 192-195 and 142-148. Due to the date, this cannot be the Liber bellorum Domini of St. William of Bourges (1150-1209). Articles 105-112 and 192-195 concern the Albigensian crusade. According to the dealer's description of the manuscript, much of this section might be quoted or derived from the Historia Albigensium of Pierre de Vaux-de-Cernay. Articles 142-148 (f. 24v-32r) concern the 8th-century martyrs Amelius and Amicus. According to the dealer's description and Rudolf Hirsch's notes, this was first printed in the Speculum historiale of Vincent of Beauvais, XXIV, 162-166, 169. …


Collation Model For Ljs 452: Ex Quo Vocabularii Varii [Et] Aute[N]Tici., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ljs 452: Ex Quo Vocabularii Varii [Et] Aute[N]Tici., Dot Porter

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Alphabetical dictionary of Latin words and names with parts of speech and definitions given by Latin synonym, Latin explanation, German equivalent, German explanation, or a combination of these methods. Introductory paragraph in Latin refers to and criticizes previous lexicographical works and emphasizes the benefits of alphabetical arrangement.


Collation Model For Ljs 184: Liber Ethimologiarum., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ljs 184: Liber Ethimologiarum., Dot Porter

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Encyclopedia with emphasis on word origins, arranged by subject. The manuscript follows the standard division into 20 books, except that Book 3, on mathematics, music, and astronomy, is divided into Books 3 and 4, giving the manuscript a total of 21 books. Additional astronomical material, probably from Bede's De temporum ratione, appears at the end of Book 21 (f. 178v-183v), with the running head of Book 21 continuing to the end of the manuscript.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 66: Provinciale Secundum Provincias., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 66: Provinciale Secundum Provincias., Dot Porter

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List of all Catholic dioceses and archdioceses in Europe and the Near East (f. 1r-10v). Followed by a table of contents, with chapter titles and folio numbers, for an unidentified book on natural sciences (f. 11r-11v) . This book seems to have consisted of 26 chapters and at least 267 folios.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 659: Somme Le Roi., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 659: Somme Le Roi., Dot Porter

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Comprised of two works, both fragments, in one hand: Somme des vices et vertus, also known as Somme le roi of Frère Laurent (f. 1-64, 85); and Miroir des bonnes femmes (f. 65-84); plus a short text on what is now the final folio, Comment l'en se doit avoir a la messe (f. 84v).


Medieval Methods: Guido D’Arezzo’S Innovative Approaches To Music Education, Lydia C. Kee 2022 Cedarville University

Medieval Methods: Guido D’Arezzo’S Innovative Approaches To Music Education, Lydia C. Kee

Musical Offerings

Music education has been influenced by many people throughout history, but arguably none of them have done so as much as the monk, Guido D’Arezzo. His teaching methods have been embraced and developed by music educators throughout the centuries. For example, it is recorded that Guido was the first to use the five-line staff as we use it today. This was especially groundbreaking in a world of rote memorization. Today it is used globally in music education. The roots of solfege are also found in Guido’s writings; his syllables have been adapted by Zoltan Kodály. Not only that, but John …


“…And I Thought That Was A Queer Thing To Do”: Transmasculine Identity In The Lokasenna, Tevye J. Schmidt 2022 College of Arts and Humanities, Lindenwood University

“…And I Thought That Was A Queer Thing To Do”: Transmasculine Identity In The Lokasenna, Tevye J. Schmidt

The Confluence

This paper seeks to explain the viewing of Loki through a lens of transmasculine identity, focusing on the ways in which gender expression and identity were viewed in Scandinavia during the Middle Ages. The current scholarship on Loki and gender expression, specifically in his interactions with the other gods in the Lokasenna, suggests a reading that is misogynistic on Loki’s part. This reading and translation also suggest homophobia and transphobia from Odin. This paper argues that these translations lack the nuance that a reading of Loki as transmasculine brings, and that this reading is important in breaking down modern …


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1268: Manuale Bernardi Canal Notarii De Rippis., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1268: Manuale Bernardi Canal Notarii De Rippis., Dot Porter

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Ledger book of notarial entries about sales, between the years 1351 and 1352, from Bernardo Canal of Ripas, Spain. Most entries feature records of sale, possibly about property. Many of the entries have been crossed out, but are still legible. One of the notes contains annotations and some arithmetical notes, and is dated 1533 in a later hand. The other note contains two notarial statements in a contemporary hand.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 918: [Regulae De Longis Et Brevibus Syllabis]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 918: [Regulae De Longis Et Brevibus Syllabis]., Dot Porter

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Didactic poem outlining the rules of syllabic usage in composition with marginal and interlinear commentary, and an anonymous treatise of prosody. The author, Theobaldus Episcopus, was also known as Tebaldus Placentinus, a cleric and noted verse writer, who may also have been Abbot of Montecassino from 1022 - 1035, the author of the Physiologus.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 236: [Biblia Sacra Manuscripta]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 236: [Biblia Sacra Manuscripta]., Dot Porter

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Vulgate Bible with prologues by Jerome and illuminations. The biblical text is prefaced by the Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum (f. 2r-27r), attributed to Jerome in the Middle Ages, and the apocryphal Prayer of Manasseh (f. 27v), attributed to Solomon in its rubric. The Prayer of Manasseh more commonly appeared at the end of 2 Chronicles, where in this Bible a rubric (f. 163r) directs the reader to the prayer's location. The biblical text is followed by a calendar of the Church year (f. 400v-401v), a missal (f. 402v-420v), including the ordinary from the canon through the communion and propers for Sundays …


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 161: Sentencia Contra El Almine[?]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 161: Sentencia Contra El Almine[?]., Dot Porter

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Notarial document from the province of Burgos in Spain.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1170: Sermones De Tribus Partibus Penitencie ... [Etc.]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1170: Sermones De Tribus Partibus Penitencie ... [Etc.]., Dot Porter

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Compilation of works on religion: work 1 is a sermon on penance, originally part of a larger collection of sermons; work 2 is a handbook about the sacrament of confession, also published under the title Confessio minor seu modus confitendi; work 3 deals with the state of religion, especially with regards to simony, during the early 15th century; and work 4, bound in separately and originally part of a larger manuscript, is also of a religious nature, and deals with proper behavior in a religious context.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 260: La Vita E ... La Conversione Del Nostro Segniore [Jhesu] [Christo]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 260: La Vita E ... La Conversione Del Nostro Segniore [Jhesu] [Christo]., Dot Porter

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Manuscript containing an account of the life of Jesus. Also contains what appear to be short sayings of Jesus or prayers in a different hand (f. 60r). This text ends abruptly, possibly in mid-sentence.


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