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Greek and Latin Medieval Syllabic Verse

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter describes what happened in the phonological changes during the 3rd century AD in Greek and Latin languages, where opposition of long and short syllables was lost. This chapter talks ... More


The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae

Brian Murdoch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564149
eISBN:
9780191721328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564149.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book examines the development in medieval European literature of the story of Adam and Eve after the expulsion from paradise. The gaps in what the Bible records of their lives were filled in ... More


Classical and Medieval Encircling Oceans

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Six, “Classical and Medieval Encircling Oceans” considers specifically the influence of Greco-Roman and subsequent medieval European cartographic traditions from the perspective of the ... More


Milieus of Mobility: Itineraries, Route Maps, and Road Maps

Catherine Delano-smith

in Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010748
eISBN:
9780226010786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010786.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a comprehensive survey of European overland travel, travel guides, and mapping in medieval Europe and early modern times. It begins with a profile of the medieval European ... More


The Vernacular

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The collapse of the classical empires opens the way to the rise of the vernacular, arguably the turning point in the history of European and world literature. The replacement of one spoken vernacular ... More


Community and Clientele in Twelfth-Century Tuscany: The Origins of the Rural Commune in the Plain of Lucca

Chris Wickham

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207047
eISBN:
9780191677458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207047.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book addresses a gap in Italian historiography by examining rural rather than city communes. In recent years, historians have increasingly focused on local and ... More


Conclusion: Loss and Legacy

Owen M. Phelan

in The Formation of Christian Europe: The Carolingians, Baptism, and the Imperium Christianum

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718031
eISBN:
9780191787454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718031.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The chapter summarizes the arguments and evidence and makes the following two points. First, concrete Carolingian political aspirations for an imperium christianum fizzled out. Second, however, ... More


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