Chapter Twenty-Two. The Middle Ages

  1. Miriam Griffin Emeritus Fellow
  1. Almut Suerbaum Fellow Tutor Lecturer

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch22

A Companion to Julius Caesar

A Companion to Julius Caesar

How to Cite

Suerbaum, A. (2009) The Middle Ages, in A Companion to Julius Caesar (ed M. Griffin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch22

Editor Information

  1. Somerville College, Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. Somerville College, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149235

Online ISBN: 9781444308440

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Keywords:

  • Caesar's place in history;
  • the Middle Ages;
  • concepts of authorship - manuscript - transmission and commentary tradition;
  • medieval historiography – Caesar, the Politician and General;
  • Caesar a feature in vernacular texts - from different perspectives, addressing the historical transition from Roman past to present day of writers;
  • Romance - Caesar and King Arthur - Wace recounts Caesar's journey across France and Germany;
  • Wace's Anglo-Norman chronicle - in turn became the source of a Middle English adaptation, Lazamon's Brut;
  • contemporary politics - Caesar as a founder of nations;
  • Caesar in Early Modern Germany

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Concepts of Authorship: Manuscript Transmission and Commentary Tradition

  • Medieval Historiography: Caesar the Politician and General

  • Vernacular Literature

  • Caesar in Early Modern Germany

  • Further Reading