Volume 22 (2012)

Ferruccio Bertini (1941–2012)
Francesco Stella

Karsten Friis-Jensen (1947–2012)
Karin Margareta Fredborg

Paul Klopsch (1920–2012)
Michele C. Ferrari


Wulfstan’s Commonplace Book Revised: The Structure and Development of “Block 7,” on Pastoral Privilege and Responsibility
Michael D. Elliot

The Authorship and Transmission of De tribus habitaculis animae
Elizabeth Boyle

The Sacred and the Obscure: Greek and the Carolingian Reception of Martianus Capella
Sinéad O’Sullivan

John Scottus and Greek Mythology: Reprising an Ancient Hermeneutic in the Paris Commentary on Martianus Capella
Michael W. Herren

Rhythm and Music: The Sequences of Notker Balbulus
Jonathan Davis-Secord

In Search of Geoffrey of Vinsauf’s Lost “Long Documentum”
Martin Camargo

Words, Wit, and Wordplay in the Latin Works of the Venerable Bede
Tristan Major

Alcuin and the Legatine Capitulary of 786: The Evidence of Scriptural Citations
Bryan Carella

Laon Revisited: Master Anselm and the Creation of a Theological School in the Twelfth Century (A Review Essay)
Alexander Andrée


Cannon, Christopher and Maura Nolan, eds. Medieval Latin and Middle English Literature: Essays in Honour of Jill Mann
Jonathan M. Newman

Carlson, David R. ed., and A. G. Rigg, trans. John Gower. Poems on Contemporary Events: The Visio Anglie (1381) and Cronica tripertita (1400)
Siân Echard

Echard, Siân. The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature: The Development and Dissemination of the Arthurian Legend in Medieval Latin
Richard Moll

Glaze, Florence Eliza and Brian K. Nance, eds. Between Text and Patient: The Medical Enterprise in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Faith Wallis

Greenblatt, Stephen. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Michael W. Herren

Grondeux, Anne, ed. Glosa super Graecismum Eberhardi Bethuniensis – Capitula I–III: De figuris coloribusque rhetoricis
Carla Piccone

Harris, Max. Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools
William Robins

Herren, Michael W., ed. and transl. The Cosmography of Aethicus Ister: Edition, Translation and Commentary
Michael Lapidge

Le Briz, Stéphanie and Géraldine Veysseyre, eds. Approches du bilinguisme latin-français au moyen âge: linguistique, codicologie, esthétique
Brian Merrilees

Leonardi, Claudio. Agiografie medievali, ed. Antonella degl’Innocenti and Francesco Santi
Michael Lapidge

Mandreoli, Fabrizio. La teologia della fede nel De Sacramentis Christiane fidei di Ugo di San Vittore
Hugh Feiss

McDonough, Christopher J. ed. Alexandri Neckam Sacerdos ad altare
Rita Copeland

O’Sullivan, Sinéad, ed. Glossae aeui Carolini in libros I–II Martiani Capellae De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii
Andrew Hicks

Warntjes, Immo. The Munich Computus: Text and Translation. Irish Computistics between Isidore of Seville and the Venerable Bede and its Reception in Carolingian Times
Eric Graff

Weber, Stefan. Iren auf dem Kontinent: Das Leben des Marianus Scottus von Regensburg und die Anfänge der irischen ‘Schottenklöster’
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

Wendling, Fabrice, ed. Hugonis de Miromari De hominis miseria, mundi et inferni contemptu
Michael Winterbottom

The Cosmography of Aethicus Ister (M. Herren)

M. Herren. The Cosmography of Aethicus Ister: Edition, Translation, and Commentary (PJML 8)

One of the most skilful forgeries of the Middle Ages, the Cosmography of Aethicus Ister has puzzled scholars for over 150 years, not least because of its challenging Latinity. Written at a western centre in the first part of the eighth century, the work purports to be a heavily censored epitome made by St. Jerome of a “cosmography” by an Istrian philosopher named Aethicus. This writer, who is otherwise unknown, describes a flat-earth universe resembling that of Cosmas Indicopleustes, then gives an eye-witness account of his travels to the “isles of the gentiles” in the North and East. There he encounters not only savage races, but also monsters, Amazons, and other figures of mythology. Alexander the Great also figures prominently by immuring the “unclean races”, who will escape to ravage the world at the coming of the Anti-Christ. Not all is fiction. The author’s observations on volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis will interest the scientific reader. The last part deals in coded fashion with contemporary events in the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans, and may provide a clue to the author’s origins. The present volume offers a new critical text, the first translation, and a detailed commentary covering every aspect of the work.

Michael W. Herren is Distinguished Research Professor of Classics emer. at York University, and the editor/translator of the Hisperica Famina, Aldhelm’s prose works, and the poems of John Scottus Eriugena.

Volume 21 (2011)

Editor’s Foreword
Gernot Wieland

Fritz Wagner (1934–2011)
Albrecht Classen


From Liber versuum to Poetria nova: The Evolution of Geofrey of Vinsauf’s Masterpiece
Martin Camargo

The Hispanic Vernacular Reception of William of Orléans’s Bursarii ovidianorum: The Translations of Ovid’s Heroides
Josep Pujol

Bede’s Homily on Benedict Biscop (Hom. i. 13)
Michael Winterbottom

John of Garland’s Clauis Compendii: Notes and Explications
Gregory Hays

The Seventh-Century Hiberno-Latin Treatise Liber de ordine creaturarum: A Translation
Marina Smyth

Alan of Lille, De planctu Naturae: The Fall of Nature and the Survival of Poetry
Winthrop Wetherbee

Claves and Clavigeri: Medieval Source Repertories in the Twenty-First Century (A Review Essay)
J.R. Webb


Dieter Bitterli, Say What I Am Called: The Old English Riddles of the Exeter Book and the Anglo-Latin Riddle Tradition
Robert Getz

Elfassi, J., ed., Isidori Hispalensis episcopi Synonyma
Alexander Andrée

Jean Grosfillier, Les séquences d’Adam de Saint-Victor: Étude littéraire (poétique et rhétorique), textes et traductions, commentaires
Pascale Duhamel

Peter Hochgürtel, ed., Alexandri Neckam Suppletio Defectuum Carmina Minora
R.M. Thomson

Gunilla Iversen and Nicolas Bell, eds., Sapientia et Eloquentia: Meaning and Function in Liturgical Poetry, Music, Drama, and Biblical Commentary in the Middle Ages
Kate Helsen

Kraebel, A.B., ed., The Sermons of William of Newburgh
Marc B. Cels

Jill Mann, From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain
Andrew Galloway

F.A.C. Mantello and Joseph Goering, trans., The Letters of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln
Julian Haseldine

José Carlos Martín, with Carmen Cardelle de Hartmann and Jacques Elassi, Sources latines de L’Espagne tardo-antique et médiévale (Ve–XIVe siècles)
Lucy K. Pick

Joseph Pucci, Poems to Friends: Venantius Fortunatus. Translated, with Introduction and Commentary
Michael Dewar

Simon Tugwell OP, ed., Humberti de Romanis Legendae Sancti Dominici
Andrew Romig

Franz van Liere and Mark Zier, eds., Andrew of Saint Victor, Expositio super Duodecim Prophetas and Franz van Liere, trans., Andrew of Saint Victor, Commentary on Samuel and Kings
Franklin T. Harkins

Roger Wright, ed., Latin vulgaire – latin tardif: Actes du VIIIe colloque international sur le latin vulgaire et tardif. Oxford, 6–9 septembre 2006
Gregory Hays

Jan M. Ziolkowski, Solomon and Marcolf
Michael Meckler


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