Item description for Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus: Lexique Latin Medieval - Medieval Latin Dictionary - Mittellateinisches Worterbuch (Multilingual Edition) by J. F. Niermeyer, C. Van De Kieft & J. W. J. Burgers...
Niermeyer's Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus is a highly practical lexicon, providing researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Medieval History with concise, essential information.
This new edition is still the "compendious lexicon for rapid information" envisaged by Niermeyer, but current entries and definitions have been revised and new entries have been added. Furthermore, the dictionary is now enhanced with German definitions and therefore provides French, English and German translations for every entry of a Medieval Latin concept. All entries are contextualized with relevant text passages.
In view of the new entries and additional German definitions, the new edition is bound into two durable hardback volumes.
The Niermeyer Lexicon Minus has proved to be invaluable to medievalists for almost 50 years and is an indispensable working tool for academic libraries.
The revised Lexicon is published simultaneously by Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden and Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (WBG), Darmstadt (WBG only distributes to its members).
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Reviews - What do customers think about Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus: Lexique Latin Medieval - Medieval Latin Dictionary - Mittellateinisches Worterbuch (Multilingual Edition)?
Latin to English/German/French? Mar 27, 2006
It's amazing how many entries are lacking from this two volume dictionary -- each of which is hefty. You'll definitely be primarily using a real Classical lexicon like Oxford; when entries are present they suggest translations of Latin phrases by English, French and German phrases which may be useful to you polyglots. Trying to translate Athanasius Kircher I had much more luck with my little Cassell Latin Dictionary than with this -- at a fraction of the cost.