Bibliographic Details

Mediae Latinitatis lexicon minus = Lexique latin médiéval = Medieval Latin dictionary = Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch / J.F. Niermeyer & C. van de Kieft ; revised by J.W.J. Burgers.

Author / Creator Niermeyer, Jan Frederik, 1907-1965.
Edition 2nd rev. ed.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2002.
Description 2 v. ; 26 cm.
Language Latin, English, French, German
Subject Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Dictionaries -- English.
Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Dictionaries -- German.
Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Dictionaries -- French.
Latin language, Medieval and modern.
Format Print, Book
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Varying Form of Title Parallel title Medieval Latin dictionary
Parallel title Lexique latin médiéval
Parallel title Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch
Other authors / contributors Kieft, C. van de
Burgers, J. W. J.
ISBN 9004112790 (set)
9004128999 (vol. 1)
9007129006 (vol. 2)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Latin with French, English and German translations.
Review by Choice Review

To have a classic work back in print is certainly welcome--even more so in a new and improved edition (1st ed., 1954-76). Niermeyer and van de Kieft's concise dictionary of medieval Latin has been an essential tool for medieval historians, particularly those who focus on the period 550 to 1150, where the development and usage of numerous terms are illustrated through quotations from charters, laws, and chronicles. In this new, beautifully designed edition, changes are limited, but the editor (J. W. J. Burgers) has introduced 900 alterations, making corrections and adding new lemmas to broaden coverage. Greater attention has now been paid to English literary sources from the second half of the 12th century, e.g., the chronicles of Jocelin of Brakelond and Richard Devizes. Burgers has also included material from Elenchus Fontium Historiae Urbanae (Leiden, 3v., 1967- ) and recent volumes of documentary material from Monumenta Germaniae Historica. German definitions have been added to the original definitions in French and English. An 83-page bibliography of sources completes the work. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Advanced undergraduates and beyond, and especially for institutions that do not have the first edition. J. H. Kaimowitz Trinity College (CT)

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