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An Anthology of Neo-Latin Literature in British Universities Summary

An Anthology of Neo-Latin Literature in British Universities by Dr. Gesine Manuwald (Senior Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature, University College London, UK)

Compiled by a team of experts in the field, this volume brings to view an array of Latin texts produced in British universities from c.1500 to 1700. It includes a comprehensive introduction to the production of Neo-Latin and Neo-Greek in the early modern university, the precise circumstances and broader environments that gave rise to it, plus an associated bibliography. 12 high-quality sections, each prefaced by its own short introduction, set forth the Latin (and occasionally Greek) texts and accompanying English translations and notes. Each section provides focused orientation and is arranged in such a way as to ensure the volume's accessibility to scholars and students at all levels of familiarity with Neo-Latin. Passages are taken from documents that were composed in seats of learning across the British Isles, in Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin, Edinburgh and St Andrews, and adduce a wide range of material from orations and disputational theses to collections of occasional verse, correspondence, notebooks and university drama. This anthology as a whole conveys a sense of the extent of Latin's role in the academy and the span of remits in which it was deployed. Far from simply offering a snapshot of discrete projects, the contributions collectively offer insights into the broader culture of the early modern university over an extended period. They engage with the administrative operations of institutions, pedagogical processes and academic approaches, but also high-level disputes and the universities' relationship with the worlds of politics, new science and intellectual developments elsewhere in Europe.

An Anthology of Neo-Latin Literature in British Universities Reviews

An excellent introduction to the volume as a whole lucidly describes the development of universities in early modern Britain. The material collected examines these important institutions through the lens of the languages - Latin, and to a lesser extent, Greek - in which they functioned, revealing the vital role universities played in public and political life. -- Elisabeth Dutton, Professor of Medieval English, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

About Dr. Gesine Manuwald (Senior Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature, University College London, UK)

Gesine Manuwald is Professor of Latin at University College London, UK, and President of the Society for Neo-Latin Studies (SNLS). She has published a number of articles on early modern Latin literature and edited the collected volume Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles (2012) with Luke Houghton. She is a co-editor of the first two anthologies in the series. Lucy Nicholas is Lecturer in Latin and Ancient Greek at The Warburg Institute in London, UK. She has published on Roger Ascham and written on other early modern Latin authors, including Thomas More, Thomas Nashe and Walter Haddon. She is also a co-editor of the first two anthologies in the series.

Table of Contents

List of contributors Preface Introduction (Lucy R. Nicholas, KCL, UK) Texts 1 Academic Freedom on Trial in Tudor Times Stephen Gardiner (1483-1555), letter to John Cheke, 15 May 1542 (Micha Lazarus, University of Cambridge, UK) 2 Why Tudor Cambridge Needs Greek Richard Croke (1489-1558), Orationes duae (Aaron Kachuk, University of Cambridge, UK, and Benedick C.F. McDougall) 3 A Professor in Scottish Politics Andrew Melville (1545-1622), Stephaniskion (Stephen J. Harrison, University of Oxford, UK) 4 A Distinct Mode of Pastoral in Elizabethan Cambridge Giles Fletcher the Elder (c. 1546-1611), Ecloga Daphnis (Sharon van Dijk) 5 Greek and Latin poetry from Cambridge on sixteenth-century questions of faith Act and Tripos verses from the 1580s and the 1590s (William M. Barton, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Austria) 6 Happy New Year in Jacobean Oxford: Metamorphosing Ovid into Student Comedy Philip Parsons (1594-1653), Atalanta (Elizabeth Sandis, Institute for English Studies, UK) 7 European Networks and the Reformation of the University of Edinburgh Astronomical disputations from the graduating class of 1612-16. Lecturer: William King (David McOmish, University of Glasgow, UK) 8 A Prevaricator Speech from Caroline Cambridge James Duport (1606-1679), Aurum potest produci per artem chymicam (Tommi Alho, University, Finland) 9 An Irish Panegyric on Henry Cromwell Caesar Williamson (c. 1611-1675), Panegyris in Excellentissimum Dominum, Dominum Henricum Cromwellum (Jason Harris, University College Cork, Ireland) 10 Herrings, Linen and Cheese: Celebrating the Treaty of Westminster in 1654 The Musarum Oxoniensium Elaiophoria (Oxford) and the Oliva Pacis (Cambridge) (Caroline Spearing, University of Exeter, UK) 11 Political Poetry from late Stuart Cambridge Cambridge Poems on the Peace of 1697 (David Money, University of Cambridge, UK) Notes Bibliography Index

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An Anthology of Neo-Latin Literature in British Universities by Dr. Gesine Manuwald (Senior Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature, University College London, UK)
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