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In: The Cronaca di Partenope
Author: Maciej Mikuła
In this volume, Maciej Mikuła analyses the extant texts of the Ius municipale Magdeburgense, the most important collection of Magdeburg Law in late medieval Poland. He discusses the different translation traditions of the collection; the application of Magdeburg Law in different cities; how differences between the versions could affect the application of the rights; and how the invention of printing influenced the principle of legal certainty. Mikuła ultimately shows that the differences between the texts not only influenced legal practice, but also bear out how complex the process was of the adaptation of Magdeburg Law.
An Introduction to and Critical Edition of the First Vernacular History of Naples (c. 1350)
Author: Samantha Kelly
Narrating the history of Naples from its foundation in early antiquity to the year 1343, the Cronaca di Partenope was the first chronologically comprehensive history of the city and one of the earliest works of any genre composed in the Neapolitan vernacular. Drawing on earlier-medieval texts and a healthy dose of legend, it is a prime witness to Neapolitan identity and memory in the later Middle Ages and an important example of southern Italian civic historiography. This volume offers the first critical edition of the text, accompanied by an extensive introduction that establishes its author, date, historical context, source materials, and later fortunes, including its significant influence on the subsequent development of local historiography

אודות המעבר ” (“Behold, I have found something new in a Christian book about the passage”). 1 The second is found on fol. 7v, opening simply: “In another book” (“ בספר אחר ”). As we shall soon see, both of these short texts are adaptations of Latin/Romance texts composed within the context of crusading

In: Medieval Encounters
Lanfranc of Bec's Commentary on Saint Paul
Author: Collins
This book examines the manuscripts and text of Lanfranc's commentary on St. Paul to reconsider Lanfranc's influence upon educated culture of the eleventh century. Lanfranc's assimilation of patristic sources and his adaptation of rhetorical methods to biblical exegesis demonstrate his personal theological development as well as expectations he established for his students. Specifically, the commentary indicates a monastic curriculum that was both creative, by combining classical methods and theological inquiry, and conservative, by restricting these methods to the precepts of Ciceronian rhetoric and condemning other masters' methods. Lanfranc's commentary contributes to a broader discussion of the methods under consideration in the schools of northern France in the eleventh century and the possible competition among masters and their conflicting curricula.

ABSTRACT This essay takes the city of Toledo as an example of the adaptation of mudejar architecture to the repopulation e ff orts of conquered territories throughout Castile. Considering architectural developments from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, it explains the ways in which adaptation and

In: Medieval Encounters
Author: Derwich, Marek

the events of Polish history from 966 to 1399. The first part, covering the history up to 1283, is an adaptation of the Annales capituli Cracoviensis dicti breves supplemented and extended with informat...

ca 1450-1473. Eastern Switzerland. The two earliest historical works of Glarus are adaptations of the various redactions of the Early Modern German Chronik der Stadt Zürich. In St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, cod. 631, the mixed version AB 1 of the Zurich town chronicle is combined with a shortened

fl. 1150-80. France. Poet and chronicler in Old French, Tourangeois dialect. Benoît is best known for his Roman de Troie (The Romance of Troy), a 30,000-line verse adaptation of Dares Phrygius' De excidio Trojae historia (The History of the Destruction of Troy) and Dictys Cretensis' Ephemeris belli