Isidorean Perceptions of Order: The Exeter Book Riddles and by Mercedes Salvador-Bello

By Mercedes Salvador-Bello

This e-book discusses the massive impact exerted via Isidore’s Etymologiae at the compilation of early medieval enigmata. both within the type of thematic clusters or pairs, Isidorean encyclopedic styles are saw not just in significant Latin riddle collections in verse yet is also detected within the vernacular assemblages inside the Exeter Book. 

As with encyclopedias, the topic-centered association of riddles was once pursued via compilers as a technique meant to optimize the didactic and educational probabilities inherent in those texts and prefer the readers’ assimilation in their contents. This booklet hence presents a thoroughgoing research of medieval riddling, with particular awareness to the Exeter publication Riddles, demonstrating that this style constituted a massive a part of the college curriculum of the early heart Ages.

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