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The Medieval Consolation of Philosophy
An Annotated Bibliography

ISBN 9780367174941
Published December 31, 2020 by Routledge
274 Pages

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Book Description

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


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