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Ziolkowski, Jan M. 1956-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 318 publications in 3 languages and 12,229 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Classification  Poetry  Encyclopedias  Biography  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, win, Contributor
Classifications: PA6825, 398.209
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan M Ziolkowski
Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jan M. Ziolkowski not only provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical debates about fairy tale origins but includes an extensive discussion of the relationship of the fairy tale to both the written and oral sources. Ziolkowski offers interpretation of a sampling of the tales in order to sketch the complex connections that existed in the Middle Ages between oral folktales and their written equivalents, the variety of uses to which the writers applied the stories, and the diverse relationships between the medieval texts and the expressions of the same tales in the "classic" fairy tale collections of the nineteenth century."--Jacket
The Virgilian tradition : the first fifteen hundred years( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Latin and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This indispensable anthology gathers texts and translations that cover major aspects of the Virgilian tradition from the Roman poet's own lifetime to the year 1500. Unprecedented in scope, the book presents a vast compendium of materials that illuminate how poets, teachers, students, and common folk responded to Virgil and his poetry. The volume offers a brief commentary on each text, many of which are translated into English for the first time"--
An introduction to the study of medieval Latin versification by Dag Ludvig Norberg( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Peter Abelard, beyond the personal by Peter Abelard( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval craft of memory : an anthology of texts and pictures( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A volume that will interest a wide spectrum of readers.""--Patrick Geary, University of California, Los Angeles
Talking animals : medieval Latin beast poetry, 750-1150 by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante and Islam by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante put Muhammad in one of the lowest circles of Hell. At the same time, the medieval Christian poet placed several Islamic philosophers much more honorably in Limbo. Furthermore, it has long been suggested that for much of the basic framework of the Divine Comedy Dante was indebted to apocryphal traditions about a ""night journey"" taken by Muhammad. Dante scholars have increasingly returned to the question of Islam to explore the often surprising encounters among religious traditions that the Middle Ages afforded. This collection of essays works through what was known of the Qur'an and of
Alan of Lille's grammar of sex : the meaning of grammar to a twelfth-century intellectual by Jan M Ziolkowski( )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge songs (Carmina Cantabrigiensia)( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracles of the Virgin Mary, in verse = Miracula sancte dei genitricis Virginis Marie, versifice by Nigellus Wireker( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obscenity : social control and artistic creation in the European Middle Ages( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nearly twenty essays in this volume deal with obscenity in medieval culture. They represent the most wide-ranging attempt ever to probe the natures, origins, and consequences of obscenity in medieval literature, art, theater, and law. Although a core is devoted to obscenity in medieval French literature (where the fabliaux have elicited more previous attempts to come to terms with obscenity than has any other type of medieval literature), other contributions to the volume explore manifestations of obscenity in cultures and languages of Scandinavia, Germany, Ireland, Wales, Byzantium, and even western Slavdom
The Virgil encyclopedia( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring over 2,200 entries, The Virgil Encyclopedia represents the first comprehensive reference volume to be published in English on Virgil, a poet whose works and thoughts have been at the center of Western literary, cultural, artistic, and pedagogical traditions for more than two millennia
Dante and the Greeks( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Dante never traveled to Greek-speaking lands in the eastern Mediterranean and his exposure to the Greek language was limited, he displays a keen interest in the cultures of Greece, both ancient and medieval, pagan and Christian. Bringing together cartography, history, philosophy, philology, reception studies, religious studies, and other disciplines, these essays tap into knowledge and skills from specialists in the medieval West, Byzantium, and Dante. The twelve contributors discuss the presence of ancient Greek poetry, philosophy, and science (astrology, cosmography, geography) in Dante’s writings, as well as the Greek characters who populate his works. Some of these individuals were drawn indirectly from ancient mythography, Homeric epic, and other such sources, while others were historically attested personages, down to Dante’s own era. Greek was not only a language and civilization of the past, but also a present (and often rival) religious and political entity. To each layer—ancient pagan, early Christian, and contemporary Byzantine—Latins related differently. Doctrinal, political, linguistic, cultural, and educational matters all played important roles in shaping the attitudes that form the focal point for this volume, which sets the stage for further engagement with Dante’s corpus in its cultural settings."--
Nota bene : reading classics and writing melodies in the early Middle Ages by Jan M Ziolkowski( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nota Bene explores a little-known juxtaposition of verbal text and musical notation in the Middle Ages."--Jacket
Sermones by Amarcius( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Latin and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed in Germany by a monastic poet steeped in classical lore and letters, the Satires of Amarcius (Sextus Amarcius Gallus Piosistratus) unrelentingly attack both secular vices and ecclesiastical abuses of the late eleventh century. The verses echo Horace and Prudentius, are laced with proverbs and polemic, and portray vividly aspects of contemporary life--the foppery of young nobles, the vainglory of the nouveaux riches, the fastidiousness of debauched gluttons. This is the first English translation of the Satires. The Eupolemius is a late-eleventh-century Latin epic that recasts salvation history, from Lucifer's fall through Christ's resurrection. The poem fuses Greek and Hebrew components within a uniquely medieval framework. At once biblical, heroic, and allegorical, it complements the so-called Bible epics in Latin from late antiquity and the refashionings of biblical narrative in Old English verse. It emulates classical Latin epics by Virgil, Lucan, and Statius and responds creatively to the foundational personification allegory by the Christian poet Prudentius. The poem was composed by an anonymous German monk, possibly the author who used the pseudonym Amarcius. Although it focuses on events of both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, it is also rooted in its own momentous times."_Contracub
The passion of St. Lawrence ; Epigrams and marginal poems by Nigellus Wireker( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and Latin and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A garland of satire, wisdom, and history : Latin verse from twelfth-century France (Carmina Houghtoniensia)( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings into print editions, translations, and commentaries for more than two dozen unique poems (in Latin) from the late eleventh and early twelfth century, preserved in Houghton Library's anthology known as MS Lat 300. The editors offer unparalleled access to the anthology, previously unavailable in English."--Jacket
Solomon and Marcolf by Jan M Ziolkowski( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Medieval Latin text of Solomon and Marcolf, presented with facing English translation. Includes introduction, commentary clarifying difficulties in language and identifying proverbial material and narrative motifs, reproductions of woodcut illustrations from the 1514 printing of the Latin, appendices with sources, analogues, and testimonia"--Provided by publisher
Jezebel : a Norman Latin poem of the early eleventh century by Jan M Ziolkowski( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Latin and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On philology by Jan M Ziolkowski( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies
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The Virgilian tradition : the first fifteen hundred yearsAn introduction to the study of medieval Latin versificationLetters of Peter Abelard, beyond the personalThe medieval craft of memory : an anthology of texts and picturesThe Cambridge songs (Carmina Cantabrigiensia)Obscenity : social control and artistic creation in the European Middle AgesNota bene : reading classics and writing melodies in the early Middle AgesSermones
Alternative Names
Jan M. Ziolkowski Amerikaans taalkundige

Jan M. Ziolkowski Professor of Medieval Latin

Ziolkowski, Jan.

Ziolkowski, Jan 1956-

Ziolkowski, Jan Michael

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