The articles in this volume fall into two main groups, the one dealing with secular learning and especially grammar and logic, the other with biblical scholarship, while the final articles look at the work of particular scholars. Margaret Gibson, however, would see them all as closely interrelated. Scholars in the Latin West, from the end of Antiquity right through the 12th century, were united in the belief that all knowledge, if true, was compatible and that sapientia was one and coherent. In the same way, she would hold, it is impossible to study only the ’artes’ given their implication for Bible, nor only Bible, when every commentator thought within the context of the ’artes’. Les articles contenus dans ce volume se divisent en deux catégories principales: la première traitant du savoir séculaire et, plus particulièrement, de la grammaire et de la logique; la seconde s’attachant au savoir biblique avec, pour finir, un nombre d’articles examinant l’oeuvre de certains érudits. Margaret Gibson considère toutes ces études comme étant interdépendantes. Les érudits de l’Occident latin, de la fin de l’Antiquité Ã celle du 12e siècle, étaient unis dans la conviction que toutes connaissances véridiques étaient compatibles entre elles et que la sapience formait un tout cohérent. Par lÃ mÃªme, l’auteur maintient qu’il est impossible de s’adonner uniquement Ã l’étude des artes, étant donnée leur implication pour la Bible, ou mÃªme Ã l’étude de cette dernière, alors que la pensée de chacun des commentateurs était formulée dans le contexte de artes.
Contents: Preface; The ’Artes’ in the 11th century; The collected works of Priscian: the printed editions 1470-1859; The early scholastic glosule to Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae: the text and its influence; Introduction to J.E. Tolson, ’The Summa of Petrus Helias on Priscianus Minor’; Milestones in the study of Priscian, c.800-c.1200; Boethius in the Carolingian schools; Codices Boethiani; Latin commentaries on logic before 1200; The study of the Timaeus in the 11th and 12th centuries; The continuity of learning, c.850-c.1050; Theodore of Mopsuestia: a fragment in the Bodleian Library; Lanfranc’s commentary on the Pauline epistles; Lanfranc’s notes on patristic texts; The 12th-century Glossed Bible; The place of the Glossa ordinaria in medieval exegesis; The Opuscula sacra in the Middle Ages; A picture of Sapientia from S. Sulpice Bourges; Letters and charters relating to Berengar of Tours; Adelard of Bath; History at Bec in the 12th century; Index of manuscripts; General Index.
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