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The Resource Fleas, flies, and friars : children's poetry from the Middle Ages, Nicholas Orme

Fleas, flies, and friars : children's poetry from the Middle Ages, Nicholas Orme

Label
Fleas, flies, and friars : children's poetry from the Middle Ages
Title
Fleas, flies, and friars
Title remainder
children's poetry from the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Orme
Title variation
Children's poetry from the Middle Ages
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • enm
  • fre
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Medieval children lived in a world rich in poetry, from lullabies, nursery rhymes, and songs to riddles, tongue twisters, and nonsensical verses. They read or listened to stories in verse: ballads of Robin Hood, romances, and comic tales. Poems were composed to teach them how to behave, eat at meals, hunt game, and even learn Latin and French. In Fleas, Flies, and Friars, Nicholas Orme, an expert on childhood in the Middle Ages, has gathered a wide variety of children's verse that circulated in England beginning in the 1400s, providing a way for modern readers of all ages to experience the medieval world through the eyes of its children. In his delightful treasury of medieval children's verse, Orme does a masterful job of recovering a lively and largely unknown tradition, preserving the playfulness of the originals while clearly explaining their meaning, significance, or context. Poems written in Latin or French have been translated into English, and Middle English has been modernized. Fleas, Flies, and Friars has five parts. The first two contain short lyrical pieces and fragments, together with excerpts from essays in verse that address childhood or were written for children. The third part presents poems for young people about behavior. The fourth contains three long stories and the fifth brings together verse relating to education and school life
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orme, Nicholas
Dewey number
821/.10809282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Poems in English (modernized from Middle English), with some translated from French and Latin; introduction in English
LC call number
PR1203
LC item number
.O76 2012eb
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's poetry, English (Middle)
  • Children's poetry, French
  • Children's poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • FICTION
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
  • Children's poetry, English (Middle)
  • Children's poetry, French
  • Children's poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Great Britain
Label
Fleas, flies, and friars : children's poetry from the Middle Ages, Nicholas Orme
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Children's poetry from the Middle Ages -- Growing up -- Words, rhymes, and songs -- Manners maketh man -- Stories -- School days
Control code
797828474
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (110 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801451027
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801464164
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv7k90pg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797828474
Label
Fleas, flies, and friars : children's poetry from the Middle Ages, Nicholas Orme
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Children's poetry from the Middle Ages -- Growing up -- Words, rhymes, and songs -- Manners maketh man -- Stories -- School days
Control code
797828474
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (110 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801451027
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801464164
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv7k90pg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797828474

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