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The Resource Wisdom, Authority and Grammar in the Seventh Century : Decoding Virgilius Maro Grammaticus, Vivien Law, (electronic book)

Wisdom, Authority and Grammar in the Seventh Century : Decoding Virgilius Maro Grammaticus, Vivien Law, (electronic book)

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Wisdom, Authority and Grammar in the Seventh Century : Decoding Virgilius Maro Grammaticus
Title
Wisdom, Authority and Grammar in the Seventh Century
Title remainder
Decoding Virgilius Maro Grammaticus
Statement of responsibility
Vivien Law
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The works of the seventh-century writer Virgilius Maro Grammaticus are among the most puzzling medieval texts to survive. Ostensibly a pair of grammars, they swarm with hymns, riddles, invented words and imaginary writers. Conventionally interpreted either as a benighted barbarian's unfortunate attempt to write a 'proper' grammar, or as a parody of the pedantic excesses of the ancient grammatical tradition, these texts have long been in need of an alternative reading. Why should a grammarian attack the very notion of authority, thereby destabilizing his own position? The search for an answer leads us via patristic exegesis and medieval wisdom literature to the tantalizingly ill-documented reaches of heterodox initiatory traditions. Vivien Law's book opens important new perspectives on the intellectual life of the early Middle Ages and on the decoding of medieval literature in general
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Law, Vivien
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n/a
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Learning and scholarship
  • Wisdom literature
  • Latin language, Medieval and modern
  • Ethics, Medieval
  • Authority
  • Virgilius Maro
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Wisdom, Authority and Grammar in the Seventh Century : Decoding Virgilius Maro Grammaticus, Vivien Law, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511551338
Extent
1 online resource (184 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521471138
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Wisdom, Authority and Grammar in the Seventh Century : Decoding Virgilius Maro Grammaticus, Vivien Law, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511551338
Extent
1 online resource (184 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521471138
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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