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The wandering scholars.

Author: Helen Waddell
Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday, 1955.
Series: Doubleday anchor books, A 63.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, Europe was Christian. The "other world" was the gold of men's lives; but the world of the here and now could not be denied completely. And so priests and monks, students and scholars would take to the roads and taverns, tasting and celebrating the pleasures of the senses. These "wandering scholars" and their songs are the subject of this book.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Waddell, Helen, 1889-1965.
Wandering scholars.
Garden City, Doubleday, 1955
(OCoLC)580088291
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Waddell
OCLC Number: 1125105
Notes: "Latin originals of lyrics translated in the text": pages [241]-255.
Description: xxxiii, 352 pages 18 cm.
Contents: The break with the pagan tradition --
Fortunatus to Sedulius of Liege --
The tenth century --
The revival of learning in France --
Humanism in the first half of the twelfth century --
Paris and Orleans --
The archpoet --
The ordo vagorum --
The scholar's lyric --
Appendices. Latin originals of lyrics translated in the text --
Extracts from the Travelling Accounts of Bishop Wolfger of Passau, 1203-4 --
Indulgence given by Surianus, Arch-Primate of the Wandering Scholars, 1209 --
The Departing of my Books; He laments his "clergie," lost at dice --
Councils on the Clericus vagus or joculator.
Series Title: Doubleday anchor books, A 63.

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Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, Europe was Christian. The "other world" was the gold of men's lives; but the world of the here and now could not be denied completely. And so priests and monks, students and scholars would take to the roads and taverns, tasting and celebrating the pleasures of the senses. These "wandering scholars" and their songs are the subject of this book.

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