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The Medieval Consolation of Philosophy

An Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition

By Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr.


270 pages

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Hardback: 9780367174897
pub: 2019-07-09
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Originally published in 1992 The Medieval Consolation of Philosophy is an annotated bibliography looking at the scholarship generated by the translations of the works of Boethius. The book looks at translations which were produced in medieval England, France, and Germany and addresses the influence exercised by Boethius, which extended into almost every area of medieval intellectual and artistic life. The book acts in two ways, as a whole the book acts as a bibliography and study of the European tradition of Consolatio translations, but viewed on a chapter-by-chapter basis, it is a collection of independent bibliographies on the individual vernacular traditions. The book contains separate chapters looking at the Consolatio traditions of medieval France and Germany.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. The Old English Tradition

2.1. Alfred’s Consolatio Translation

2.2. The Old English Meters of Boethius

3. The Medieval German Tradition

3.1. Notker Labeo’s Consolatio Transaltion

3.2. Other Medieval German Consolatio Translations

4. The Medieval French Translation

4.1. Jean de Meun’s Consolatio Translation

4.2. Other Medieval French Consolatio Translations

5. The Middle English Tradition

5.1. Chaucer’s Consolatio Translation

5.2. The Influence of Chaucer’s Boethius

5.3. Other Middle English Consolatio Translations

6. Conclusion


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medieval history and medieval literature, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines medieval history from the early Middle Ages, right up until the Reformation, as well as the effect of the medieval period on later cultures, such as the Victorians. This collection draws together books on the monarchy, medieval philosophy, religion, art, music, psychology and architecture as well as volumes on medieval archeology. The collection also brings together key volumes on medieval literature of the period, with formative works examining medieval religious literature, medieval legends and oral tradition. The collection also includes titles examining specific poems from the period such as Piers Plowman, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Pearl, as well as volumes on influential writers of the period such as Jean Froissant, John Lydgate and Margery Kempe. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse medieval period and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of history and literature, but of anthropology, music, psychology and religion.

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HISTORY / General