Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology
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Definition of the Subject
Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology is the study of the language and the literature of the Medieval (from the 5th/6th century onwards) and Modern Ages. It is therefore subsequent to the research field of Classical Latin, a language which, in spite of some transformations, has shown a remarkable continuity through the ages.
Fictional as well as non-fictional texts, hence the whole variety of the written legacy, are taken into consideration.
It is in this context that the indexing of the sources through editions and the means of palaeography, codicology, textual criticism as well as textual tradition and the history of effect and reception are of major importance.
Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology as a Special Subject Collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich
The resources for the subject area of Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology in Propylaeum are supplied by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich (BSB). The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich (BSB) has been responsible for the Special Subject Collection "Classical Studies, including Ancient History, Medieval and Neo-Latin Philology" since 1949, commissioned by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Its main focus is on acquiring, cataloguing and supplying the information resources relevant from a scholarly perspective as comprehensively as possible, as well as integrating them in a central subject portal.