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A newly identified Scottish Boethius manuscript: rethinking Scotland's intellectual and literary culture in the Middle Ages

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The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius (c.480- 524 AD) was pivotal in the formation of Western intellectual and literary culture, and second in influence only to the Bible. A repository of information on classical history, myth, the natural world, and the human psyche, this work’s legacy endured across medieval and early-modern Europe in myriad forms and languages. Its interrogation of free-will, fate, and mankind’s place in the world, most acutely focused by its allegorical imagery of the...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
British Academy Publisher's website
Journal:
British Academy Review Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
Summer 2015
Pages:
58-63
Publication date:
2015-08-05
EISSN:
2047-1874
ISSN:
2047-1866
URN:
uuid:bf4d46d0-e0ef-473c-8741-484b974b141e
Source identifiers:
612582
Local pid:
pubs:612582

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