Pre-modern Encyclopaedic Texts: Proceedings of the Second Comers Congress, Groningen, 1 - 4 July 1996

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Peter Binkley
BRILL, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 433 pages
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"Pre-Modern Encyclopaedic Texts" presents the proceedings of the second COMERS congress, the successor to "Centres of Learning" (Brill, 1995). Like its predecessor it contains in ancient, medieval and renaissance Europe and the Near East. Although the genre of encyclopaedia was defined and named only in modern times, texts that aspire to the encyclopaedic ideals of utility and comprehensiveness are found throughout recorded history. They respond to and shape ideas about the natural world, human history, and the nature and limits of human knowledge. The present volume comprises five extended essays on the problems and opportunities facing researchers into encyclopaedic texts, and 21 research papers on specific topics. It will be of interest to a general university audience as an interdisciplinary project, as well as to specialists in the various disciplines covered. Contributors include: Wout Jac. van Bekkem, Maaike van Berkel, Peter Binkley, Robert L. Fowler, John B. Friedman, Geert Jan van Gelder, Guy Guldentops, Hilary Kilpatrick, Juris Lidaka, Ulrich Marzolph, John North, Brian W. Ogilvie, G.J. Reinink, Vincent C. Renstrom, Bernard Ribemont, Kimberly Rivers, Bert Roest, E.C. Ronquist, Catherine Rubincam, E.L. Saak, William Schipper, Frank Trombley, Michael W. Twomey, Jan R. Veenstra, and William N. West.
  

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Contents

E G Ronquist
37
Margriet Hoogvliet
63
Brian W Ogilvie
89
Christel Meier
103
Catherine Rubincam
127
Kimberly Rivers
147
Jan R Veenstra
169
KNOWLEDGE
183
G J Reinink
275
Saak
289
William N West
303
Renstrom
315
Michael W Twomey
329
William Schipper
363
John B Friedman
379
Juris G Lidaka
393

Wout Jac van Bekkum
201
Guy Guldentops
227
Geert Jan van Gelder
241
Frank Trombley
261
Ulrich Marzolph
407
Index
421
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Ronald W. Truman, D.Phil. (1963), Fellow and Tutor of Christ Church, Oxford, and University Lecturer in Spanish, has published numerous studies of Spanish intellectual history in the time of Philip II, and edited Felipe de la Torre's "Institucion de un rey christiano" (1556).

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