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Vernacular Literatures
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Methodological Considerations

The very name "vernacular literature(s)" implies a contrast with the Latin literature of the Middle Ages. By a conservative estimate, vernacular texts make up perhaps five …

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Ursula Schaeffer, “Vernacular Literatures”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033875>
First published online: 2016



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