This study investigates the variation between the
accusativus cum infinitivo (a.c.i.) and
quod clauses with
verba sentiendi and
declarandi in the
Revelaciones, Books I-VII, of St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-73). This variation is considered to be a characteristic feature of late and mediaeval Latin. The author analyses grammatical patterns which are important or decisive for the choice of construction after the main verb in the text of the
Revelaciones. These patterns are connected with semantic criteria such as assertivity, with the category of co-reference and with stylistic factors and must be regarded as fundamental to the Latinity of the
Revelaciones. An examination of the moods in
quod clauses, the sequence of moods and tenses and a brief survey of subordinate constructions with
verba voluntatis and
curandi is also included.
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien, 2001. 253 pp., num. tables
Contents: A presentation of the a.c.i. and quod clauses and their governing verbs – Semantic and stylistic factors
decisive for the choice of construction – Word order – The moods in quod clauses – The sequence of moods and tenses
in the subordinate constructions – Constructions denoting finality.