Fifteen Medieval Latin Parodies
Martha Bayless (ed)
- Pages: x + 122 p.
- Size:140 x 215 mm
- Language(s):Latin, English
- Publication Year:2018
- € 17,50 EXCL. VAT RETAIL PRICE
- ISBN: 978-0-88844-485-1
The fifteen short texts edited here offer vivid examples of the wit and irreverence of medieval Latin parody, a tradition whose humour—sometimes bookish, sometimes ribald, and often both—was never far from the cultures of monastery, school, and court. Mock sermons, prayers, Gospel-texts, and scholastic exercises all bear witness to the wry sensibilities indulged by scholars and clerics alike in their off hours.