Book Series Toronto Medieval Latin Texts , vol. 35

Fifteen Medieval Latin Parodies

Martha Bayless (ed)

  • Pages: x + 122 p.
  • Size:140 x 215 mm
  • Language(s):Latin, English
  • Publication Year:2018

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  • ISBN: 978-0-88844-485-1
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Summary

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.