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A Century of British Medieval Studies$
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Alan Deyermond

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263952

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.001.0001

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A Century of British Medieval Studies

Richard Sharpe

Alan Deyermond

British Academy

This chapter examines the study of Latin language and literature in Great Britain during the twentieth century. It explains that Latin is so pervasive in the literature, philosophy, science, law and historiography of medieval western Europe that most aspects of scholarship on Latin are covered in most medieval studies. It provides background information on Latin language of the earlier middle ages and discusses Latin literature.

Keywords:   Latin language, Latin literature, Great Britain, medieval studies, western Europe, philosophy, science, law, historiography

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