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Hugo von Luttich: Peregrinarius (F Unterkircher (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1991) 9789004093256
Hugo von Luttich: Peregrinarius (F Unterkircher (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1991) 9789004093256
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Title: Hugo von Luttich: Peregrinarius

Author: Unterkircher, F (ed)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1991

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004093256

Volumes: 1; Pages: vii, 154

List Price in Cloth: $150.00 Our price: $126.99

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This work is a description by the priest Hugh of Lige of his experiences on a pilgrimage in a work which he calls Peregrinarius Hugonis. Taken partly from real life and partly fantasized, it is entirely written in Latin couplets.The final destination of this pilgrimage is never mentioned, but it might have been Rome. On his journey, the Muses appear to Hugh and demand that he write letters to the Kings of England and France, and to the Pope. The letters lead to a grand Peace Conference and an end to the 100-Years War which had recently begun (1342). The work contains countless cameos, interspersed between the letters, from the author's private life and fantasy world, and together they present the author with the chance to air all his knowledge of theology, natural science and medicine.The Peregrinarius is a colourful representation of the manners of its time. It shows how power politics was viewed by a man of the people, and what cures he had to offer against its evils. All in all, an entertaining book in a Latin, which if not exactly classical, is any event well-composed and easy to follow."Eine bisher unbekannte, recht qualittvolle Dichtung, die eine Bereicherung unseres Bildes von der Lateinischen Literatur der ausgehenden Mittelalters darstellt, ist hier in kompetenter Weise erschlossen."--Peter Stotz, Archivum Latinitatis medii aevi, 1992/1993."... kommt dem Editor Unterkircher und dem Herausgeber Schmidt das Verdienst zu, einen Baustein zur Literaturgeschichte der ersten Hlfte des 14. Jahrhunderts geliefert zu haben, die nach wie vor in weiten Teilen eine terra incognita darstellt."--Angelika Strau�, Mitteilungen der Institut fr Osterreichische Geschichtsforschung, 1997.
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