The Willeram goes to print

The Willeram goes to print The Willeram goes to print In the second half of the eleventh century, Willeram, abbot of Ebers- berg, composed a remarkable explanation of the Song of Songs. The Vulgate text was accompanied, in parallel columns to either side of the text, by a paraphrase and allegorical commentary in Latin verse, and by a similar exegesis in Old High German prose (incorporating, however, a great proportion of Latin words and phrases). Several manu- scripts of this work have been preserved; one of the oldest (written c. r roo) is in Leiden University Library and bears the signature BPL r3o. This manuscript has long been known as one of the most important remains of the monastic library of Egmond (North Holland). According to a trustworthy tradition it entered this library under the abbacy of Stephanus (T057-IT05). Recent researchl has shown that it is of singular significance for the Netherlands in other respects as wcll. The language of the German parts is not, as was believed until now, the speech of (roughly) the region of Aix-la-Chapelle, but a hybrid. It is, in fact, a transposition (ranging from a downright translation to the slightest orthographical modification) from the original text towards an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quaerendo Brill

The Willeram goes to print

Quaerendo , Volume 5 (3): 205 – Jan 1, 1975

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BRILL
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© 1975 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0014-9527
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1570-0690
D.O.I.
10.1163/157006975X00091
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The Willeram goes to print In the second half of the eleventh century, Willeram, abbot of Ebers- berg, composed a remarkable explanation of the Song of Songs. The Vulgate text was accompanied, in parallel columns to either side of the text, by a paraphrase and allegorical commentary in Latin verse, and by a similar exegesis in Old High German prose (incorporating, however, a great proportion of Latin words and phrases). Several manu- scripts of this work have been preserved; one of the oldest (written c. r roo) is in Leiden University Library and bears the signature BPL r3o. This manuscript has long been known as one of the most important remains of the monastic library of Egmond (North Holland). According to a trustworthy tradition it entered this library under the abbacy of Stephanus (T057-IT05). Recent researchl has shown that it is of singular significance for the Netherlands in other respects as wcll. The language of the German parts is not, as was believed until now, the speech of (roughly) the region of Aix-la-Chapelle, but a hybrid. It is, in fact, a transposition (ranging from a downright translation to the slightest orthographical modification) from the original text towards an

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