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Paperback Medieval Reading: Grammar, Rhetoric and the Classical Text Book

ISBN: 0521604524

ISBN13: 9780521604529

Medieval Reading: Grammar, Rhetoric and the Classical Text

(Book #27 in the Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series)

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This book argues for a radically new approach to the history of reading and literacy in the Middle Ages. It investigates the use of complex literary texts as the basis of elementary instruction in the Latin language and, using medieval teachers' notes (glosses) on a classical text (Horace's Satires) and a selection of other unpublished manuscript materials, it demonstrates that the reading of classical literature was profoundly shaped by the demands...

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