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50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life by Tom Butler-Bowdon
Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources by John Asser
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
Beowulf by Harold Bloom
The Cambridge Companion to Boethius by John Marenbon
The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire by Kirk Freudenburg
Chaucer and Gender by Michael Masi
Chaucer and Langland: Historical and Textual Approaches by George Kane
Chaucer, poet of mirth and morality by Helen Storm Corsa
Church Fathers and Teachers: From Saint Leo the Great to Peter Lombard by Pope Benedict XVI
Classics of Western Philosophy by Steven M. Cahn
Companion to Chaucer Studies by Beryl Rowland
The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
Conventional Logic and Modern Logic: A Prelude to Transition by Joseph T. Clark
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht
Elizabeth I by Anne SomersetAnicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boethius
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven, but Never Dreamed of Asking by Peter Kreeft
Founders of the Middle Ages by Edward Kennard Rand
Geoffrey Chaucer by Derek Brewer
God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science by James Hannam
God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition by Alasdair C. MacIntyre480-524
A Guide to Old English by Bruce Mitchell
The Harmony of the Spheres by Joscelyn Godwin
Holiness Is Always in Season by Pope Benedict XVI
Language Redeemed: Chaucer's Mature Poetry (Sapientia Classics Literature Series) by David Williams
Lost Literature of Medieval England by R. M. Wilson
The Making of the Middle Ages by R. W. Southern
Music, Mysticism and Magic by Joscelyn Godwin
A New Critical History of Old English Literature by Stanley B. Greenfield
A New Introduction to Chaucer (Longman Medieval and Renaissance Library) by Derek Brewer
The Philosophy of Religion Reader by Chad Meister
The Poet Chaucer by Nevill Coghill
Positively Medieval: The Surprising, Dynamic, Heroic Church of the Middle Ages by Jamie Blosser
A Preface to Chaucer: Studies in Medieval Perspectives by Durant Waite Robertson
Scholasticism: Personalities and Problems of Medieval Philosophy by Josef Pieper
Select translations from Old English prose by Albert S. Cook
Source Readings in Music History: Antiquity and the Middle Ages by W. Oliver Strunk
Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Vol. 27 by Frank Grady
Sweet's Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and Verse by Henry Sweet
The Thought of Gregory the Great by G. R. Evans
Wheel of time by Harry Zarchy

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Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, died 524/525. Citizen of what had been the Western Roman Empire, although it was finally overthrown before his birth. Theodoric the Great imprisoned and eventually exiled him. While in prison, Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosopy, which was a classic argument for accepting the world as it was and is. Widely disseminated, it was translated by both Alfred the Great (who fiddled with it a lot) and Chaucer (under the title "Boece"). In addition to his work on philosophy, Boethius included some ancient mathematical, scientific, and historical data in the Consolation and his other works.

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