Fruits of learning : the transfer of encyclopaedic knowledge in the early Middle Ages
- edited by Rolf H. Bremmer Jr and Kees Dekker.
- Leuven ; Paris ; Bristol, CT : Peeters, 2016.
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Encyclopaedic knowledge--factual knowledge of the divine and human worlds--had profound effects on intellectual activities in the early Middle Ages and its aftermath. Authors and scribes were raised in an intellectual and didactic tradition in which the acquisition and development of encyclopaedic knowledge was highly valued. Their concern with the elementary aspects of time, language, world history, God's creation and the Bible informed their activities as compilers of manuscripts or as producers of texts. They reaped the fruits of the learning that had grown over the centuries, digested them, or discarded them, or caused them to re-emerge after a long period of time and be used for purposes quite different from those for which they had originally been cultivated. The varieties of such fruit are as diverse as encyclopaedic learning itself, involving musicology, epistolography, liturgy, the study of grammar, codicology, the establishment of reading programmes, the writing of history and, perhaps most prominently, the compilation and promulgation of glosses and glossaries--one of the most essential disciplines in early medieval learning. The present volume casts light on the way in which encyclopaedic knowledge came to fruition in the ever expanding and diversifying world of medieval learning. Resulting from the fourth workshop in the 'Storehouses of Wholesome Learning' project, it builds on the foundations laid by its predecessors. The contributors discuss the influence of encyclopaedic knowledge in their respective fields of expertise. Their generous responses have provided a rich palette of new insights into medieval intellectual culture. Their articles deepen our understanding of medieval learning in its ability to instrumentalise the knowledge inherited from the classical world in the creation of new cultures of wisdom.
List of abbreviations -- Gleaning the fruits of learning in the heat of the day / Rolf H. Bremmer Jr and Kees Dekker -- Manuscripts -- The juxtaposition of music and grammar : some case studies / Susan Rankin, University of Cambridge -- Beyond long line and column : experiments in the visual structure of knowledge in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts / László Sándor Chardonnens, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen -- Taking stock : booklists as evidence of medieval reading culture / Jenny Weston, Universiteit Leiden -- The preservation, transmission and use of papal letters in Anglo-Saxon England / Francesca Tinti, Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation of Science) -- Cassiodorus's institutiones in Anglo-Saxon England : the manuscripts / Filippa Alcamesi, Università degli Studi di Palermo -- London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian D. xiv, fols. 4-169 : a case study of an English post-conquest miscellaneous manuscript / Claudia Di Sciacca, Università degli Studi di Udine -- Salzburg Museum MS 2163 : a Salzburg miscellany and the Circle of Alcuin / Charles D. Wright, University of Urbana-Champaign -- Texts -- Gathering wood from patristic forests : sourcing King Alfred's Book III of Augustine's Soliloquia / Rosella Tinaburri, Università degli Studi di Cassino -- Canonising just and militant kingship : St Oswald in Bede's Historia ecclesiastica and Ælfric's Natale Sancti Oswaldi regis et martyris / Karin Olsen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen -- Glosses and glossaries -- A maze of glosses and glossaries : Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek, VLF 24 / Rolf H. Bremmer Jr, Universiteit Leiden, Kees Dekker, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen -- Isidore's Etymologiae and the Bilingual Antwerp-London Glossary / Loredana Lazzari, Libera Università degli Studi Maria SS. Assunta di Roma -- The harvest of ancient learning : healthy fruits or rotten apples? / Mariken Teeuwen, Universiteit Utrecht, Huygens Instituut, the Hague Sinead O'Sullivan, Queen's University, Belfast -- Grammatical glosses in London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. iii : a systematic model in the study of Latin / Maria Caterina De Bonis, Università degli Studi della Basilicata -- The Scholica Graecarum glossarum and Scaliger's 'Liber glossarum ex variis glossariis collectus' / Patrizia Lendinara, Università degli Studi di Palermo -- Select index -- Index of manuscripts.
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- Storehouses of wholesome learning ; 4
Mediaevalia Groningana ; new series, volume 21
- Leuven ; Paris ; Bristol, CT : Peeters, 2016.
- Fourth and final volume of the project, "Storehouses of Wholesome Learning"; from the fourth workshop, held in Palermo in 2009.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- 409 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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Conference papers and proceedings
Konferenzschrift -- 2009 -- Palermo
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