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An introduction to Medieval Latin that covers: a variety of readings in later Latin; some palaeography; and aspects of the evolution of the Latin language through Vulgar Latin into the Romance. Readings will include some poems from the Carmina Burana, some of St. Brendan's Navigatio, some letters of Abelard, and passages from the Vulgate and the Bestiary. Manuscript hands studied will include Irish/Insular (the Lindisfarne Gospels), Carolingian, and Gothic. Projects for each student will include transcribing and editing an excerpt from medieval texts that has not yet been transcribed, edited, or translated. May be taken at lower level.Recommendations: LAT 21 or graduate status .

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