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A Vadstena Preacher Using 'Cut and Paste'
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
2011 (English)In: Medieval Sermon Studies, ISSN 1366-0691, Vol. 55, 45-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Johannes Borquardi was a priest-brother at Vadstena Abbey from 1428 until his death in 1447. He was a renowned preacher and has left three extant volumes of sermons. At the end of many of his sermons, he writes suggestions for yet another sermon on the same theme or for the same day. There are some 60 such short texts, some mentioning only one or two suitable sources, others listing many books; sometimes they even give a Vadstena shelf-mark. These texts are invaluable for our knowledge of the Abbey library in many aspects. In some cases, we can check how Johannes himself used his own suggestions, since we also have his next product for the same feast. In this paper, I have studied how Johannes used one of his 'endnotes' to compose a sermon for St Matthias by cribbing from Peregrinus de Oppeln and Guilelmus Peraldus. I hope to show just how skilfully he uses his sources and how elegantly he pastes in his quotations, so that the sermon becomes a new, consistent and homogeneous text.

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Hull: Maney Publishing, 2011. Vol. 55, 45-54 p.
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Humanities Languages and Literature
Research subject
Latin; Church History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-166046OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-166046DiVA: diva2:475175
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2012-02-01Bibliographically approved

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