The Wandering Scholars

Helen Waddell
A study of the Goliards, itinerant Latin lyricists of the 12th and 13th centuries


“There is no beginning,” writes Helen Waddell in her introduction to this classic, “to a history of medieval Latin. Its roots take hold too firmly on the kingdoms of the dead. The scholar’s lyric of the twelfth century seems as new a miracle as the first crocus; but its earth is the leafdrift of centuries of forgotten scholarship.” This book is the record of the Wandering Scholars, makers, and singers of medieval Latin, and their vanished Order.

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  • 5 x 8.
  • 332pp.
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  • 1989
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  • 978-0-472-06412-0

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