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MedievalMS: Translations by Priscilla Throop
RHT Letters 1927-1942 By Robert Henderson Throop et al
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Letters written to and by RHT (Robert Henderson Throop), mostly while he was a student at Wesleyan and Yale Divinity School. A few were typewritten (when he was 9 and 10) to his sister, an elementary... More > school teacher; one explains how a baseball diamond is arranged.< Less
Aelred of Rievaulx: Mirror of Loving-kindness; The Battle of the Standard; Spiritual Friendship By Priscilla Throop
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Aelred, abbot of the Northumbrian Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx, was born c. 1110 at Hexham in Northumberland, the son and grandson of clergymen. He was sent to the Scottish court for an education... More > that would ensure his future as a noble and courtier. He succeeded to the extent of being made Master of the Household of David, King of Scotland. He found success at the court of an earthly king unsatisfying, and at the age of 24 he entered the monastery at Rievaulx in Yorkshire. Bernard of Clairvaux encouraged him to write his first work, "The Mirror of Loving-kindness", on seeking to follow the example of Christ in all things. In 1147 he became abbot of Rievaulx, a post which he held until his death twenty years later at the age of 57. His report on the Battle of the Standard, written in the mid 1050's is, naturally, sympathetic to David and his son. The treatise "On Spiritual Friendship" was composed about 10 years later.< Less
Isidore's SYNONYMS and DIFFERENCES By Priscilla Throop
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Isidore's SYNONYMS, or Lamentations of a Sinful Soul, contains a dialogue between MAN and REASON in which the complaints of MAN and the responses of REASON are rendered in several synonymous... More > versions; the second section is a discourse on vice and virtue. The DIFFERENCES distinguish between meanings of words. Book I treats words (generally synonyms and homonyms) which might be open to confusion. Book II expounds differences in theological terms, e.g., 'God' and Lord', 'Soul' and 'Spirit'.< Less
Hincmar of Rheims: On Kingship, Divorce, Virtues and Vices By Priscilla Throop
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Hincmar, 9th century archbishop of Rheims, advises Carolingian rulers, Charles the Bald and Carloman, on kingship, the running of the kingdom, and virtues to be cultivated and vices to be avoided. At... More > the request of the leaders of the realm when Lothar II wishes to repudiate his wife and return to the concubine he had had before his marriage, he formulates guidelines for divorce, which later were made part of canon law.< Less
Isidore of Seville's ETYMOLOGIES By Priscilla Throop
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This encyclopedic work of the seventh century bishop of Seville is an important source for the history of intellectual culture in the early middle ages.
Isidore of Seville's ETYMOLOGIES By Priscilla Throop
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Encyclopedic work of Isidore of Seville, now in a hardback edition of one volume.
Isidore's Etymologies: Hardcover Edition, Vol 2 By Priscilla Throop
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Hardcover edition of volume two of Isidore of Seville's Etymologies, books XI-XX plus Index of Latin words.
Isidore's Etymologies: Hardcover Edition, Vol I By Priscilla Throop
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This "encyclopedia" by the seventh century bishop of Seville, an important source for the history of intellectual culture in the early middle ages, gathers together the elements of secular... More > learning and adds a great deal of ecclesiastical information. Its wide use in medieval education is attested by the more than a thousand extant manuscripts, second only to the number of manuscripts of the Bible.Isidore sets out the etymology or "true meaning" of words - to him, the fundamental means to all knowledge.< Less
Isidore of Seville's Etymologies: Complete English Translation, Volume I By Priscilla Throop
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This "encyclopedia" by the seventh century bishop of Seville, an important source for the history of intellectual culture in the early middle ages, gathers together the elements of secular... More > learning and adds a great deal of ecclesiastical information. Its wide use in medieval education is attested by the more than a thousand extant manuscripts, second only to the number of manuscripts of the Bible.Isidore sets out the etymology or "true meaning" of words - to him, the fundamental means to all knowledge.< Less
Isidore of Seville's Etymologies: Complete English Translation, Volume 2 By Priscilla Throop
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Volume two of Isidore of Seville's Etymologies, books XI-XX plus Index of Latin words.