Bartholomaeus Anglicus and His Encyclopedia

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Michael C. Seymour
Ashgate Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1992 - History - 263 pages
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The present volume offers a systematic investigation of the encyclopedia of Bartholomaeus Anglicus, prepared by the Anglo-American team of scholars who previously published the edition of John Trevisa's English translation of the text. The encyclopedia, De proprietatibus rerum, was written by the Englishman Bartholomaeus in about 1245, while lector in the Franciscan stadium of Magdeburg. His aim was to provide a synthesis of current knowledge, in a form that could be used for novice friars and university students, in order to promote a greater understanding of the Bible by explaining all its references to the phenomena of natural science.

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Contents

Bartholomaeus Anglicus
1
De Proprietatibus Retum
11
The Sources
17
The Date and Place of Writing
29
A COMMENTARY ON THE SOURCES
37
De deo
40
De angelis by Elizabeth Brockhurst
43
De anima
49
De avibus by Catharine A Regan
136
De aqua
147
De montibus
153
De regionibus
158
De lapidibus
172
De herbis et plantis
183
De animalibus
208
De accidentibus
232

De etate hominis
77
De infirmitatibus by Malcolm Andrew
87
De mundo et celo
97
De temporibus by J D Pheifer
117
De materia et forma by Traugott Lawler
125
De aere by Traugott Lawler
130
chapters 79115 by Catharine A Regan
241
chapters 11645 by Juris G Lidaka
243
BIBLIOGRAPHY Primary Sources
251
Index Manuscriptorum
257
The Early Printed Editions
262
Copyright

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