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Britannia Latina: Latin in the Culture of Great Britain from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century.

Latin in the Culture of Great Britain from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century
Edited by Charles Burnett and Nicholas Mann
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This volume attempts to bring together, to our knowledge for the first time, aspects of the whole of the long history of Latin as written in Great Britain. The papers explore the use of Latin in different contexts at different periods, from the early Middle Ages until the twentieth century. They range over the subjects of philology, philosophy, scholarship, humanism and teaching methods, with separate chapters for Scotland and Wales. This book arose from a conference sponsored by the Fondazione Cassamarca, which also contributed generously to its publication.ContentsMichael Lapidge: How ‘English’ is Pre-Conquest Latin.
Peter Dronke Arbor eterna: A Ninth-Century Welsh Latin Sequence.
Maria Amalia D’Aronco: How ‘English’ is Anglo-Saxon Medicine? The Latin Sources for Anglo- Saxon Medical Texts.

David Luscombe: Roger Bacon and Language.
John Marenbon: Robert Holcot and the Pagan Philosophers.
David Rundle: Humanist Eloquence among the Barbarians in Fifteenth-Century England.
Richard Sharpe: The English Bibliographical Tradition from Kirkestede to Tanner.
Ceri Davies: Two Welsh Renaissance Latinists: Sir John Prise of Brecon and Dr John Davies of Mallwyd.

Philip Ford: Scottish Nationalism in the Poetry of George Buchanan.
Stella P. Revard: The Latin Ode from Elizabeth I to Mary II: Political Approaches to Encomia.

James Binns: The Decline of Latin in Eighteenth-Century England.
E.J. Kenney: ‘A little of it sticks’: The Englishman’s Horace.
Christopher Stray: Scholars, Gentlemen and Schoolboys: The Authority of Latin in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century England.

Jean-Noël Guinot: Importance culturelle et politique de la Britannia Latina dans l’antiquité tardive et le haut Moyen Âge.