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    DescriptionLatin is the language of a vast quantity of untouched source material. Despite the widespread popular interest in research into local and family history there has been no recent text book to help the beginner to cope with the great barrier preventing access to that wealth of information ...medieval Latin. This book remedies the omission. It embodies the author's experience as a university teacher of Latin examination in the local history certificate courses which he organised. After dealing with the basic grammar of Latin, this very practical book examines the structure and vocabulary of the records used in local and family research, including episcopal visitations, church court records, sepulchral inscriptions, wills, manorial court rolls, charters and deeds. A final chapter explains the abbreviations used in medieval Latin. The Book is complete in itself and contains all the necessary tables of declensions and conjugations plus a glossary of more than eight hundred words. The Book is uniquely 'user-friendly'. The tempo of instruction is slow; the passages for translation are carefully graded for grammar and vocabulary and selected both for their intrinsic interest adn for their representative character. The author believes that, although Latin cannot be made simple, it is nevertheless manageable. The reader who works systematically through the book will be equipped to handle the Latin of the documents encountered by the do-it-yourself local or family historian. Following the enormous success of his earlier Manorial Records (1992), the author has now furnished the research with another invaluable guide to fill an even more fundamental gap in the 'how-to-do-it' library. All previous, partial attempts to deal with the problems of medieval Latin sources are totally eclipsed by this welcome primer - both comprehensive and easy to use.

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    Latin for Local and Family Historians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Denis Stuart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    ISBN 13: 9781860773853
    ISBN 10: 1860773850

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: WQY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    BIC subject category V2: CJB
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    Libri: I-LF
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28200
    LC classification: P
    BISAC V2.8: FOR016000, LAN020000
    Abridged Dewey: 929
    BISAC V2.8: FOR033000
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADL
    BISAC V2.8: REF013000
    DC21: 478.24210249
    DC22: 478.24210249
    Thema V1.0: CJB, WQY
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phillimore & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2010
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    Author Information
    Denis Stuart is the author of "A History of Staffordshire" and "Manorial Rec"ords.