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Townsend, David 1955-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 84 publications in 2 languages and 2,110 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Church history  Poetry  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by David Townsend
The Alexandreis of Walter of Châtillon : a twelfth-century epic : a verse translation by Walter( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Townsend's explanatory notes, adapted in large part from glosses in the surviving manuscripts, allow modern audiences a remarkable glimpse into the ways in which medieval readers of the Alexandreis must have understood the poem
The Oxford handbook of medieval Latin literature( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-eight articles in this Handbook represent some of the current thinking in the study of Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages. The insights offered by the collective of authors not only illuminate the field of medieval Latin literature, but shed new light on broader questions of literary history, cultural interaction, world literature, and language in history and society. The contributors illustrate the field's complexities on a wide range of topics through examples and challenges to settled answers of the past. At the same time, they suggest future possibilities for the necessarily provisional and open-ended work essential to the pursuit of medieval Latin studies
The tongue of the fathers : gender and ideology in the twelfth-century Latin( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicle of Glastonbury Abbey : an edition, translation, and study of John of Glastonbury's Cronica, sive, Antiquitates Glastoniensis Ecclesie by Joannes( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Latin and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epitome of biblical history : glosses on Walter of Châtillon's Alexandreis 4.176-274( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Latin and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints' lives by Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professional versifier to abbots, bishops, kings, and at least one pope, Henry [of Avranches (d. 1262)] displays a pyrotechnical verbal skill and playfulness that rivals that of the Carmina Burana and similar collections of rhymed secular verse. Yet he also stands as self-conscious heir to the great classicizing tradition of the twelfth-century epic poets, above all of Walter of Châtillon. Henry entwines these two strands of his literary inheritance in what might surprise modern readers as an improbable genre. The bulk of Henry's known output is a series of versified saints' lives, including those of Francis of Assisi, King Edmund, and Thomas Becket, nearly all of which are based on identified prose models. These two volumes present most of his work in the genre, as witnessed in the English manuscript that remains the linchpin of our knowledge of this remarkable poet's career."--
"Alexandreis" of Walter of Chatilon by David Townsend( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints' lives by Henry( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artistry, wit, and erudition of medieval Latin narrative poetry continued to thrive well into the middle of the thirteenth century. No better evidence of this survives than in the long and successful career of Henry of Avranches (d. 1262). Professional versifier to abbots, bishops, kings, and at least one pope, Henry displays a pyrotechnical verbal skill and playfulness that rivals that of the 'Carmina Burana' and similar collections of rhymed secular verse. Yet he also stands as self-conscious heir to the great classicizing tradition of the twelfth-century epic poets, above all Walter of Châtillon. This is the first of two volumes which present most of his work in the genre, as witnessed in the English manuscript that remains the lynchpin of our knowledge of the remarkable poet's career
Saints' lives by Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints' lives by Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Latin and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alexandreis by David Townsend( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints' lives by Henry( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artistry, wit, and erudition of medieval Latin narrative poetry continued to thrive well into the middle of the thirteenth century. No better evidence of this survives than in the long and successful career of Henry of Avranches (d. 1262). Professional versifier to abbots, bishops, kings, and at least one pope, Henry displays a pyrotechnical verbal skill and playfulness that rivals that of the 'Carmina Burana' and similar collections of rhymed secular verse. Yet he also stands as self-conscious heir to the great classicizing tradition of the twelfth-century epic poets, above all Walter of Châtillon. This is the second of two volumes which present most of his work in the genre, as witnessed in the English manuscript that remains the lynchpin of our knowledge of the remarkable poet's career
Saints' lives by Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints' lives by Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints' lives by Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-latin hagiography and the Norman transition by David Townsend( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Alexandreis of Walter of Châtillon : a twelfth-century epic by Walter( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Alexandreis of Walter of Châtillon : a twelfth-century epic by Philippus Gualtherus de Insulis( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Chronicle of Glatonbury Abbey by Jean de Glastonbury( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Alexandreis of Walter of Châtillon : a twelfth-century epic : a verse translation The Alexandreis of Walter of Châtillon : a twelfth-century epic The Alexandreis of Walter of Châtillon : a twelfth-century epic
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The tongue of the fathers : gender and ideology in the twelfth-century LatinThe chronicle of Glastonbury Abbey : an edition, translation, and study of John of Glastonbury's Cronica, sive, Antiquitates Glastoniensis EcclesieAn epitome of biblical history : glosses on Walter of Châtillon's Alexandreis 4.176-274The Alexandreis of Walter of Châtillon : a twelfth-century epicThe Alexandreis of Walter of Châtillon : a twelfth-century epic
Alternative Names
David Townsend 1955-

Townsend, David 1955-...

Townsend, David Robert 1955-

데이비드 타운센드 1955-

타운센드, 데이비드 1955-

Languages
English (67)

Latin (7)