Ramon Llull as a Vernacular Writer

Ramon Llull as a Vernacular Writer

Communicating a New Kind of Knowledge

Lola Badia, Joan Santanach, 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 and vernacular 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 the production 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 into Latin.

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.

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February 2016
6 black and white illustrations
386 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855663015
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Tamesis Books
BIC DSBB, 1DSE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT004280, PHI012000
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Table of Contents

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

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