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Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library #2: The Arundel Lyrics. the Poems of Hugh Primas

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This volume presents two complementary medieval anthologies containing lyrics by two outstanding Latin poets of the second half of the twelfth century. The poet Peter of Blois was proclaimed by a contemporary of his to be a master composer of rhythmic verse. Peter's secular love-lyrics gathered in the Arundel manuscript give substance to that claim. Written with a technical virtuosity that rivals the metrical display of Horatian lyric, the poems give eloquent and learned expression to the cult of secular love that emerged in the twelfth ­century.

The collection is further augmented by verse as varied as Christmas poems and satires on the venality of the Roman Curia and immoral bishops, including a famous lament about church corruption by Walther of Châtillon.

The cleric Hugh Primas won recognition and fame for compositions in which he reflects upon his experiences, good and bad, while traveling around the cities of northern France (such as the important sees of Rheims and Sens) in search of patronage. Artistic in conception and execution, the poems are memorable for the witty and often acerbic tone with which Primas engages the holders of ecclesiastical power.

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This volume presents two complementary medieval anthologies containing lyrics by two outstanding Latin poets of the second half of the twelfth century. The collection is further augmented by verse as varied as Christmas poems and satires on the venality of the Roman Curia and immoral bishops.

About the Author

Christopher McDonough is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto.

University of Toronto

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674055575
Author:
Mcdonough, Christopher James (edt)
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Editor:
McDonough, Christopher
Author:
McDonough, Christopher J.
Author:
McDonough, Christopher
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Peter
Subject:
Latin poetry, medieval and modern
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Literary Criticism-Medieval
Subject:
Literary Criticism-European - French
Subject:
History - Medieval
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20101122
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Anthologies
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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