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Latin in Medieval Britain

Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White


This collection considers key issues arising from the use of Medieval Latin in Britain from the 6th to 16th centuries. Although in this period Anglo-Latin was not the native language of its users, it was nevertheless used extensively for a wide variety of functions from religion, literature, and philosophy to record-keeping and correspondence. It existed alongside a number of everyday native spoken languages, including English, Anglo-Norman French, and Welsh. The chapters examine Latin with regard to the many multilingual contexts in which it was used, looking beyond narrow comparisons with it ... More

Keywords: Anglo-Latin, Anglo-Norman French, Arabic, Britain, English, Medieval Latin, multilingual context, vocabulary, Welsh

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266083
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Ashdowne, editor
University College, Oxford

Carolinne White, editor
Independent scholar

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