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The Disputatio puerorum : a ninth-century monastic instructional text / edited from Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 458 by Andrew Rabin and Liam Felsen.

Format:
Book
Language:
  • English
  • Latin
Published/​Created:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Published for the Centre for Medieval Studies by the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, [2017]
Description:
102 pages ; 22 cm.
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Summary note:
"A school dialogue most likely composed in southeastern Germany in the early ninth century, the Disputatio puerorum offers a vivid and direct glimpse into the sort of instruction received by monastic novices and oblates in abbey schools of the Carolingian and Holy Roman Empires. Its question-and-answer format between students and master deploys an elementary Latin that would have consolidated linguistic skills at the same time as offering instruction on the nature of body and soul, the books of the Old and New Testaments, the Mass, and the Lord's Prayer. The text's intrinsic interest for historians of early medieval education is matched by its usefulness to modern students as a short course in what constituted basic cultural literacy in the monastic schoolrooms of the ninth through eleventh centuries, as drawn above all from the works of Isidore of Seville, but also from Augustine, Gregory the Great, Bede, and Alcuin."-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
This volume is based on the A-recension of the Disputatio, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 458.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language(s):
Text in Latin with introduction and notes in English.
Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Manuscript Sigla -- Selected bibliography -- Disputatio puerorum. De operibus sex dierum ; De natura hominis ; De sex aetatibus mundi ; De ratione temporum ; De veteri testamento ; De novo testamento ; De gradibus totius ecclesiae dignitatis ; De fide ; De Dominica oration -- Index.
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Issued also in electronic format.
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ISBN:
  • 9780888444844 (softcover)
  • 0888444842 (softcover)
LCCN:
2017430759
OCLC:
970685426
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