Reading Medieval Latin

By Symposion, in 'Latin Language Resources', Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Symposion Member

    Helsingia (Finnia)
    A friend gave me today the book Reading Medieval Latin by Keith Sidwell from 1995. It is a reprint from 1997. Do you know this publication? What do you think about it in that case?
  2. Cinefactus Censor

    • Censor
    litore aureo
    It consists of a large number of excerpts illustrating points, styles and genres of Mediaeval Latin. It has a couple of very useful appendices which discuss the differences.

    The passages range from easy to fiendishly difficult, and the difficulty level isn't marked.

    I personally find it easier to read a whole book by a single author so I can get used the style, but Reading Mediaeval Latin is good if you want to see lots of different examples of a given genre.
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