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J. F. Niermeyer's Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus is a highly practical lexicon, providing researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Medieval History with concise, essential information. Niermeyer Online on Brill’s Dictionary Platform is still the “compendious lexicon for rapid information” envisaged by Niermeyer and is the only online version based on the very latest print edition (content expanded by 10% in 2002). This last update also provided French, English and German translations for every entry of a Medieval Latin concept. Niermeyer Online offers searches on lemma and full text: searches can be refined by century of use. All entries are contextualized with relevant text passages. Niermeyer’s Lexicon Minus has established a reputation over more than 50 years as an invaluable, authoritative, and highly rated resource for medievalists, and Niermeyer Online is certain to be an indispensable working tool for historians working inside or outside an academic library.

Albert of Saxony's Twenty-five Disputed Questions on Logic

A critical edition of his quaestiones circa logicam


This critical edition of Albert of Saxony's 25 Questions on Logic is a set of Quaestiones Disputatae which treats issues of the Parva Logicalia such as: the nature of logic; the imposition, distribution, signification, and supposition of designating and non-designating terms; the truth and falsity, conversion, contradictoriness, and kinds of propositions; and problems involving the scope of negations.
The inclusion of several appendices of previously untranscribed and unedited material by Albert of Saxony, Ralph Strode, and John Buridan; together with Notes and an Index of concepts and an Albert Concordance keyed to paragraph numbers, make the book a most useful source of primary material for students and scholars.

Rotuli Parisienses

Supplications to the Pope from the University of Paris, Volume I: 1316-1349

Edited by Courtenay

This volume contains a complete edition of the rotuli, or benefice supplications, sent to the papacy by masters at the University of Paris in the first half of the fourteenth century. It also contains the letters of provision, in abbreviated form, that resulted from those petitions, along with the letters that resulted from the numerous university supplications that have not survived. This edition represents the largest body of new documentation for the pre-fifteenth century University to appear since the publication of the Chartularium Universitatis Parisiensis at the end of the nineteenth century.
The edition is prefaced with a long introduction that describes the origin and history of the fourteenth-century innovation of collective supplications by universities, the method of recovering the results of lost rotuli for Paris, and the stages in the process of supplication from Paris, through the papal curia at Avignon, and back to Paris. The book concludes with an index of the names of scholars as well as a place-name index locating the parish and collegiate churches mentioned in the texts. Because the University of Paris submitted rotuli every two to three years, and because the petitions and letters contain abundant personal information, the texts provide a sequential picture of the Parisian professoriate across four decades before the Black Death.

Edited by Haijo Jan Westra

This critical edition presents the only complete, later medieval Latin commentary on the first two books of Martianus Capella's influential handbook of the Seven Liberal Arts. Using his allegorical interpretation of the programmatic marriage of Mercury (eloquence) and Philology (learning) as a speculative, proto-scientific method of inquiry, the commentator provides encyclopedic coverage of medieval philosophy, theology, science, myth, language, literature and education. Intellectually the author is still connected with early scholasticism and the “School of Chartres,” being more sympathetic to Neoplatonism than to the newly arrived Aristotelianism. He is particularly interested in the role of good works which he sees revealed sub integumento in the function of Iuno in the Capitoline trinity. The commentary seems to have been designed with a reading audience and a reference in mind. The present edition has been keyed to Dick's as well as Willis' editions of Martianus Capella.

Edited by Unterkircher

This work is a description by the priest Hugh of Liège of his experiences on a pilgrimage in a work which he calls Peregrinarius Hugonis. Taken partly from real life and partly fantasized, it is entirely written in Latin couplets.
The final destination of this pilgrimage is never mentioned, but it might have been Rome. On his journey, the Muses appear to Hugh and demand that he write letters to the Kings of England and France, and to the Pope. The letters lead to a grand Peace Conference and an end to the 100-Years War which had recently begun (1342). The work contains countless cameos, interspersed between the letters, from the author's private life and fantasy world, and together they present the author with the chance to air all his knowledge of theology, natural science and medicine.
The Peregrinarius is a colourful representation of the manners of its time. It shows how power politics was viewed by a man of the people, and what cures he had to offer against its evils. All in all, an entertaining book in a Latin, which if not exactly classical, is any event well-composed and easy to follow.

Repertorium hymnologicum novum

1. Introduction and alphabetical listing. 1. Religiöse Dichtung