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Ziolkowski, Jan M. 1956-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 305 publications in 3 languages and 12,239 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Classification  Poetry  Encyclopedias  Biography  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, win, ed, Contributor
Classifications: PA6825, 398.209
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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( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 594 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 medieval craft of memory : an anthology of texts and pictures( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A volume that will interest a wide spectrum of readers.""--Patrick Geary, University of California, Los Angeles
The Virgilian tradition : the first fifteen hundred years( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Latin and held by 467 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"--
Talking animals : medieval Latin beast poetry, 750-1150 by Jan M Ziolkowski( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 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 291 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
Letters of Peter Abelard, beyond the personal by Peter Abelard( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan of Lille's grammar of sex : the meaning of grammar to a twelfth-century intellectual by Jan M Ziolkowski( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante and the Greeks( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 189 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 183 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."--Publisher's website
The Virgil encyclopedia( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 167 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
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 164 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 150 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 145 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
On philology by Jan M Ziolkowski( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante and Islam by Jan M Ziolkowski( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 103 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 Islamic philosophy and science in Dante's day and explores the bases for Dante's images of Muhammad and Ali. It further compels us to look at key instances of engagement among Muslims, Jews, and Christians"--
 
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Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies
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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The medieval craft of memory : an anthology of texts and picturesThe Virgilian tradition : the first fifteen hundred yearsObscenity : social control and artistic creation in the European Middle AgesLetters of Peter Abelard, beyond the personalNota bene : reading classics and writing melodies in the early Middle AgesSermonesThe passion of St. Lawrence ; Epigrams and marginal poemsA garland of satire, wisdom, and history : Latin verse from twelfth-century France (Carmina Houghtoniensia)Solomon and Marcolf