Ramon Llull as a Vernacular Writer
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386 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

6 b/w illus.

Series: Monografías A

Series Vol. Number: 354

Imprint: Tamesis Books

Ramon Llull as a Vernacular Writer

Communicating a New Kind of Knowledge

by Lola Badia, Joan Santanach and Albert Soler

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The authors maintain that Llull was an atypical 'scholar' because he enjoyed a form of access to knowledge that differed from the norm and because he organized the production and dissemination of his writings in a creative and unconventional fashion.

Ramon Llull (1232-1316), mystic, missionary, philosopher and author of narrative and poetry, wrote both in Latin and in the vernacular claiming he had been given a new science to unveil the Truth. This book shows why his Latin andvernacular books cannot be read as if they had been written in isolation from one another. Llull was an atypical 'scholar' because he enjoyed a form of access to knowledge that differed from the norm and because he organized theproduction and dissemination of his writings in a creative and unconventional fashion. At a time when learned texts and university culture were conveyed for the most part using the vehicle of Latin, he wrote a substantial proportion of his theological and scientific works in his maternal Catalan while, at the same time, he was deeply involved in the circulation of such works in other Romance languages. These circumstances do not preclude the fact that a considerable number of the titles comprising his extensive output of more than 260 works were written directly in Latin, or that he had various books which were originally conceived in Catalan subsequently translated or adapted intoLatin.

Lola Badia is a professor in the Catalan Philology Departament at the University of Barcelona.

Joan Santanach is Lecturer of Catalan Philology at the University of Barcelona.

Albert Soler (1963) is Lecturer of Catalan Philology at the University of Barcelona.
Introduction
Ramon Llul's Art, Language and Literary Expression
Style and Genre in the writings of Ramon Llull
The Composition and Dissemination of Ramon Llull's Texts, from Script to Print
Ramon Llull's Vernacular Context
Epilogue
Appendix I: First-generation Llullian Manuscripts
Appendix II: Catalan Language and Literature in Relation to Ramon Llull
Bibliography
Index
"In Ramon Llull as a Vernacular Writer, Lola Badia, Joan Santanach, and Albert Soler, three eminent specialists on Llull from the University of Barcelona, offer the best available introduction in English to Llull's vernacular oeuvre, as well as an enthusiastic explanation of his importance for modern Catalans." Speculum

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Title Details

386 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

6 b/w illus.

Series: Monografías A

Series Vol. Number: 354

Imprint: Tamesis Books