Alexander Andrée


Research Project

Commentaries and Glosses to the Bible: the Glossa Ordinaria

Curriculum Vitae

Alexander Andrée is an assistant professor of Palaeography and Medieval Latin at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. He received his BA and MA in Latin Philology from Lund University and his PhD from Stockholm University in Sweden. He has studied the medieval auxiliary sciences (palaeography, codicology, diplomatics, textual criticism and editorial technique) at the Vatican Library in Rome, and held research fellowships at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto and Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He is one of the founding members of the Ars edendi research program.

Research interests

Medieval Latin philology and the manuscript culture of the Middle Ages; textual criticism and editorial technique; the teaching and literature of the schools in the early twelfth century; the commentary tradition; medieval biblical exegesis, especially the Glossa ordinaria; fifteenth-century academic sermons and disputations.

Select Bibliography

‘From propheta plangens to rhetor divinus: Toward an Understanding of the Rhetorical Hermeneutics of Gilbert the Universal in his Gloss on Lamentations’, in Sapientia et Eloquentia: Meaning and Function in Liturgical Poetry, Music, Drama and Biblical Commentary in the Middle Ages, eds Nicolas Bell and Gunilla Iversen, Disputatio, 11 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009), pp. 115-46.

‘The Glossa ordinaria on the Gospel of John: A Preliminary Survey of the Manuscripts with a Presentation of the Text and its Sources’, Revue bénédictine, 118 (2008), 109–34 and 289–333.

‘The Rhetorical Hermeneutics of Gilbert the Universal in his Gloss on Lamentations’, Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress for Medieval Latin Studies at Toronto, Journal of Medieval Latin, 17 (2007), 143-58.

‘Lachrymose Eloquence: Roman Rhetoric and Hebrew Legacy in Gilbert the Universal’s Gloss on Lamentations’, in Negotiating Heritage: Memories of the Middle Ages, ed. by Mette B. Bruun and Stephanie Glaser (Turnhout: Brepols, 2008), pp. 65-79.

‘On the Fortune of John Scot’s Homilia and Commentarius: The Glossa ordinaria and the Verbum substantiale’, appendix chapter for Iohannis Scoti Commentarius in euangelium Iohannis et Homilia in prologum euangelii Iohannis, ed. by É. Jeauneau, CCCM, 166 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2008), pp. 139-50.

Gilbertus Universalis: Glossa ordinaria in Lamentationes Ieremie prophete. Prothemata et Liber I. A Critical Edition with an Introduction and a Translation, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Studia Latina Stockholmiensia, 52 (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 2005), XIV + 323 pp.; 3 plates.