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Virgil in Medieval England: Figuring The Aeneid from the Twelfth Century to Chaucer

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What happens when a prestigious text of one period is read and reused in a different, much later world? What can we learn from the annotations accumulated by a single manuscript as it moved among different institutions and readerships? In this study Christopher Baswell takes as his model Virgil's ancient epic poem The Aeneid, which held many kinds of appeal for the culture of the Middle Ages. He examines a series of Latin manuscripts of the text which were copied in twelfth-century England but reused and reannotated for ...

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0521462940

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9780521462945

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Virgil in Medieval England: Figuring The Aeneid from the Twelfth Century to Chaucer
2006, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521027083

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Virgil in Medieval England: Figuring The Aeneid from the Twelfth Century to Chaucer
1995, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521462945

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