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This chapter offers another case study, of the Latin grammar of Manuel Alvares, S.J. (1526-1583). This book appeared in both student and teacher’s editions. Commissioned by the Jesuit order, it became the best selling Latin textbook of the early modern age, remaining in print into the late nineteenth century.

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Myddvai on paragraph 1:

I have just recently discovered Humanism for Sale. Thank you very much indeed for your generosity, in making such a high-quality work of scholarship so freely available online. Chapter 5 in particular is a find beyond my wildest hopes, and is of great assistance with a current research and review project relating to the fascinating Alvares Grammar. IMO your final conclusions regarding the work are particularly telling. I look forward to reading other sections online – sincere thanks again.

March 1, 2011 10:48 pm
Paul Gehl on whole page :

Dr. Rolf Kemmler recently called my attention to a considerable literature on Alvares published in Portugal and Spain in the first decade of the millenium. I am immensely grateful to Dr. Kemmler for these references in particular:J.M. Gómez Gómez, “Aproximación a los comentarios de crítica textual en los gramáticas Latinas del Renacimiento,” Congresso internacional Damião de Góis na Europa do Renacimento. Braga, 2003., pp. 171-182; R. Ponce de León Romeo, “Notas sobre la tradición textual del De constructione octo partium orationis (Venecia, 1570) de Manuel Álvares, S.I. en Italia y en Castilla durante el siglo XVII,” Revista da Facultade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. Série Línguas e Literaturas 21 (2004), pp. 269-285; idem, “Textos grammaticales jesuíticos para la enseñanza del latin en Portugal: el De constructione octo partium orationis (Coimbra, 1555), Cuadernos de Fillologia Classica Estudios Latinos 22 (2002), 211-235. Of considerable importance for future studies of Alvares is teh critical edition of his grammar presented in Gomez Gomez’s 2002 dissertation for the Universidad de Extremadura.

November 8, 2014 8:01 am
Paul Gehl on whole page :

The recent literature is cited extensively in Dr. Kemmler’s own article “O gramático Manuel Álvares e o percurso editorial dos De institutione grammatica libris tres em Espanha,” Revista Portuguesa de Humanidade, Estudios Linguisticos 16 (2012), 155-174.

November 11, 2014 9:40 am

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