De passione Domini - De assumpcione beate Virginis Marie - De nativitate Iohannis Baptiste
The book presents Henry Totting of Oyta (d. 1397), a late medieval intellectual who was active in Erfurt, Prague, Paris, and Vienna. In spite of the fact that he is a well-known figure, the majority of his works remain unedited in manuscripts. The authors analyse and provide the first editions of three of his sermons: On the Passion, On the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and On the Nativity of John the Baptist. Totting wrote each of them at a different point in his career, for a different audience and in a different style. They contribute to our knowledge about late medieval devotion and illustrate the transformation of late medieval intellectual life in Central Europe.
About the author
Jan Odstrčilík studied Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies at Charles University (Prague). He researches late medieval preaching, and medieval Latin treatises on the art of studying.
Riccardo Burgazzi studied Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies at Charles University (Prague). He focuses on late medieval Apocrypha.
Francesca Battista studied History and Literature at G. d’Annunzio University (Chieti-Pescara) and Medieval and Neo-Latin Studies at Charles University (Prague). She specializes in the field of medieval letters, ars dictaminis and female voice in medieval literature.
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