An Epitome of Biblical History
Glosses on Walter of Châtillon’s 'Alexandreis' 4.176–274
David Townsend (ed)
- Pages: 94 p.
- Size:140 x 215 mm
- Language(s):English, Latin
- Publication Year:2008
- € 14,50 EXCL. VAT RETAIL PRICE
- ISBN: 978-0-88844-480-6
"This little volume is thus a real contribution to the history of medieval literary theory (...)" (Andrew Galloway, in: The Medieval Journal, vol. 10/2010, p. 341)
Over 200 manuscripts survive, a considerable number of them extensively glossed and so attesting the importance the poem came quickly to enjoy as a teaching text. This volume presents one free-standing version of the more or less ‘standard’ commentary, as recorded in a Liège manuscript of the late fourteenth century, on a celebrated passage from the poem.