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Author Whelan, Fiona E. (Fiona Elizabeth), 1986- author.

Title The Book of the Civilised Man : an English Translation of the Urbanus Magnus of Daniel of Beccles / Fiona Whelan, Olivia Spenser, and Francesca Petrizzo
Published London ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction to Urbanus Magnus -- Text and narrative -- Thematic analysis -- Authorship and composition -- Use, influence and scholarship -- Translator's notes
Summary "A translation of The Book of the Civilised Man by Daniel of Beccles brings to light the social and cultural life of medieval people in the twelfth and thirteenth century through a previously little-known text. Known in Latin as Urbanus magnus, it is a complex and illuminating text which covers an array of topics related to social mores in the Middle Ages, including: how to be a good and moral citizen, how to dine courteously, how to maintain standards of hygiene, how to regulate your diet, and how to run your household. Often described as one of the earliest 'courtesy texts', this translation will reveal a text which cannot be easily categorised in any genre but is relevant widely for anyone with an interest in medieval life. An expansive text of enormous breadth, this translation will provide scholars new insight in areas such as social hierarchy, citizenship, morality, friendship, family ties, household administration, food consumption, standards of etiquette, and much more."
Notes "A commentary accompanies the text, to support the reader in understanding its intricacies and challenges"--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-185) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Daniel, of Beccles.
SUBJECT Urbanus magnus.
Urbanus magnus fast
Subject Interpersonal relations -- England -- History -- To 1500
Latin literature, Medieval and modern -- England -- History and criticism
Manners and customs in literature.
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern -- Translations into English
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Customs & Traditions.
HISTORY -- General.
Interpersonal relations
Latin literature, Medieval and modern
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern
Manners and customs
Manners and customs in literature
Moral conditions
England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485.
England -- Moral conditions
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Spenser, Olivia, author
Petrizzo, Francesca, 1990- author.
LC no. 2020693032
ISBN 9780429470226