Studies in the Reception of the "Historia Scholastica" of Peter Comestor Paperback

The "Schwarzwalder Predigten", the "Weltchronik" of Rudolf Von Ems, the "Scolastica" of Jacob Van Maerlant and the "Historiebijbel Van 1360"

by Maria C. Sherwood-Smith;


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Studies in the Reception of the "Historia Scholastica" of Peter Comestor

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The Historia Scholastica (circa 1170) mingles biblical narrative, Jewish legends, and commentary, and was a popular source of biblical material for authors until the Reformation. Maria Sherwood-Smith gives an introduction to the sources and transmission of the Latin work before investigating its reception in detail in two thirteenth-century German works, the Schwarzwälder Predigten and the Weltchronik of Rudolf von Ems. Briefer analyses of Jacob van Maerlant's Scholastica and the Historiebijbel van 1360 provide further context. Looking in this way at the different functions the work fulfils for later authors, one discerns a growing awareness of the distinction between it and the text of the Bible. It is suggested that this enhances the Historia Scholastica's reputation as a safeguard of orthodoxy.

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Studies in the Reception of the "Historia Scholastica" of Peter Comestor by Maria C. Sherwood-Smith was published by Society for the Study of Mediaeval Languages& Lit. in June 2000 and is our 64381st best seller. The ISBN for Studies in the Reception of the "Historia Scholastica" of Peter Comestor is 9780907570134.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSociety for the Study of Mediaeval Languages& Lit. (June 2000)
Weight259g
Number of Pages191
Thickness11 mm
Height210 mm
Width145 mm
ISBN9780907570134
ISBN-100907570135
Product Code1171731
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