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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1941. Department of History.


Copyright 1941, the author. Used by permission.


The Latin of the Annals is so clear and eloquent, the narrative is so replete with dramatic detail, that it is not surprising that Lambert’s work was for so long regarded as most authoritative history. The classical elegance of his style, which at the same time seems almost to approximate the vernacular in its mode of expression, gives Lambert literary distinction far above most prose writers of the Middle Ages. If in some respects Lambert has been discredited, the style and the scope of his history, together with his enlightening account of the conditions of his day, still leave him a secure and important place among medieval historians.

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