Book Series Toronto Medieval Latin Texts, vol. 33

Samuel Presbiter. Notes from the School of William de Montibus / Collecta ex diuersis auditis in scola magistri Willelmi de Monte

Andrew Dunning

  • Pages: 122 p.
  • Size:140 x 215 mm
  • Language(s):Latin
  • Publication Year:2016

  • ISBN: 978-0-88844-483-7
  • Paperback
  • Available


Preserved in a single manuscript from the abbey library of Bury St Edmunds, and here edited for the first time, Samuel Presbiter’s series of short, extensively annotated poems offers a rare record of one of the innovative formats that medieval schoolmasters used to engage students beyond conventional lectures. The text affords the reader a vivid experience of immersion in the pedagogical techniques of the twelfth-century classroom. The poems and commentary present key lessons from the doctrinal instruction of William de Montibus (c. 1140–1213), the beloved master of the school of Lincoln Cathedral.