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To Instruct and to Entertain - Medieval Didactic Dialogues - The Old English 'Prose Solomon and Saturn', the Middle English 'Master of Oxford's Catechism' and their reconstructed Latin source; the Old English 'Adrian and Ritheus', and the Old Icelandic 'Dialogue between a Pupil and his Master'

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This volume brings together related examples of medieval didactic dialogues. Texts of this kind were designed both to instruct their readers or audience in doctrine, wisdom, morality, and Christian truth, and at the same time to entertain them through witty verbal exchanges, enigmas, and riddles. The texts that have been assembled here grew out of a common source that originated in Latin writing. However, no Latin text that can be identified as a witness to the source has survived, and to help compensate for this missing part of the textual tradition, the editors have reconstructed a Latin version using clues provided by the vernacular texts. Those edited here are: the Old English Prose 'Solomon and Saturn', the Middle English 'Master of Oxford's Catechism', the Old English 'Adrian and Ritheus', and the Old Icelandic 'Dialogue between a Pupil and his Master'.

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Assisted by Bauer (Editor), Alessia Bauer (Editor), Hans Sauer (Editor), Hans Sauer _ (Editor), Hans Sauer † (Editor)
Publisher Universitätsverlag Winter
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 20.10.2023
EAN 9783825395520
ISBN 978-3-8253-9552-0
No. of pages 144
Dimensions 151 mm x 15 mm x 237 mm
Weight 346 g
Illustrations 1 s/w, 9 farbige Abbildungen
Series Middle English Texts
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies

Mittelalter, Weisheit, Rätsel, England, Spiritualität und religiöse Erfahrung, Literaturwissenschaft: Antike und Mittelalter, Mediävistik, Mittelenglisch, religiöses Leben und religiöse Praxis, Edition, Glaubenslehre, Morallehre, Lehrdialoge, ca. 1000 bis ca. 1500 nach Christus, Katechetik, Didaktische Dialoge

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