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Books of knowledge in late medieval Europe : circulation and reception of popular texts / edited by Pavlína Cermanová and Václav Žůrek.

Contributor(s): Cermanová, Pavlína [editor.] | Žůrek, Václav, 1981- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Utrecht studies in medieval literacy: 52Publisher: Utrecht : Brepols, 2022Description: XIII, 376 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9782503594637.Subject(s): To 1500 | Books and reading -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Scientific literature -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Literature and society -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 | Books and reading | Intellectual life | Literature and society | Scientific literature | Europe -- Intellectual life -- To 1500 | Europe -- Vie intellectuelle -- Jusqu'à 1500 | Europe | Europa - povijest - kasni Srednji vijek intelektualni život znanstvena literatura - književnost : društvo
Contents:
Books of Knowledge : Late Medieval Central Europe and Beyond / Pavlína Cermanová and Václav Žůrek -- The Pseudo-Aristotelian Secret of Secrets : Encyclopedia or Book of Knowledge? / Steven J. Williams -- A Handbook for Everyone? Thomas of Cantimpré's Book of Bees and Its Circulation in Late Medieval Europe / Julia Burkhardt -- Chess, Moral Principles, and Ancient Stories : The Success of Jacobus de Cessolis's Liber de moribus and Other Classicising Works in Medieval Bohemia / Václav Žůrek -- The Pseudo-Bernardinc Epistola de cura rei familiaris and its Reception in Medieval Bohemia and Moravia / Pavel Blažek and Barbora Řezníčková -- From Manual to Best-Seller : The History of Honorius Augustodunensis's Elucidarium / Gleb Schmidt -- From Theology to Universal Knowledge : The Story of the Elucidarium and its Vernacular Adaptations in the Czech Lands (Fourteenth-Fifteenth Centuries) / Jaroslav Svátek -- A 'Book of Knowledge'? The De tribus punctis christianae religionis (1316) by Thomas Hibernicus and its Heyday in Late Medieval Bohemia / Lucie Doležalová -- Patterns of Knowledge in Late Medieval Historiography : The Chronologia Magna of Paolino Veneto / Nadine Holzmeier -- Reading the Early Church : A Witness from Kutná Horá of the Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum by Martin of Opava / Vojtěch Bažant -- The Physiologus Theobaldi : A Most Successful Bestiary in Medieval Schools and Monasteries / Baudouin Van Den Abeele -- Christian of Prachatice's Latin Herbarium and its Adaptations in Old Czech Literature / Dana Stehlíková -- The Aims of Perspectiva in 1360s Paris : Investigating Texts Written in the Hand of Reimbotus de Castro / Lukáš Lička -- Sharing Academic Knowledge : Commentaries on the Secretum secretorum / Pavlína Cermanová --
Summary: "This book provides a series of studies concerning unique medieval texts that can be defined as 'books of knowledge', such as medieval chronicles, bestiaries, or catechetic handbooks. Thus far, scholarship of intellectual history has focused on concepts of knowledge to describe a specific community, or to delimit intellectuals in society. However, the specific textual tool for the transmission of knowledge has been missing. Besides oral tradition, books and other written texts were the only sources of knowledge, and they were thus invaluable in efforts to receive or transfer knowledge. That is one reason why texts that proclaim to introduce a specific field of expertise or promise to present a summary of wisdom were so popular. These texts discussed cosmology, theology, philosophy, the natural sciences, history, and other fields. They often did so in an accessible way to maintain the potential to also attract a non-specialised public. The basic form was usually a narrative, chronologically or thematically structured, and clearly ordered to appeal to readers. Books of this kind could be disseminated in dozens or even hundreds of copies, and were often available (by translation or adaptation) in various languages, including the vernacular. In exploring these widely-disseminated and highly popular texts that offered a precise segment of knowledge that could be accessed by readers outside the intellectual and social elite, this volume intends to introduce books of knowledge as a new category within the study of medieval literacy."--
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Preface -- Abbreviations -- Books of Knowledge : Late Medieval Central Europe and Beyond / Pavlína Cermanová and Václav Žůrek -- The Pseudo-Aristotelian Secret of Secrets : Encyclopedia or Book of Knowledge? / Steven J. Williams -- A Handbook for Everyone? Thomas of Cantimpré's Book of Bees and Its Circulation in Late Medieval Europe / Julia Burkhardt -- Chess, Moral Principles, and Ancient Stories : The Success of Jacobus de Cessolis's Liber de moribus and Other Classicising Works in Medieval Bohemia / Václav Žůrek -- The Pseudo-Bernardinc Epistola de cura rei familiaris and its Reception in Medieval Bohemia and Moravia / Pavel Blažek and Barbora Řezníčková -- From Manual to Best-Seller : The History of Honorius Augustodunensis's Elucidarium / Gleb Schmidt -- From Theology to Universal Knowledge : The Story of the Elucidarium and its Vernacular Adaptations in the Czech Lands (Fourteenth-Fifteenth Centuries) / Jaroslav Svátek -- A 'Book of Knowledge'? The De tribus punctis christianae religionis (1316) by Thomas Hibernicus and its Heyday in Late Medieval Bohemia / Lucie Doležalová -- Patterns of Knowledge in Late Medieval Historiography : The Chronologia Magna of Paolino Veneto / Nadine Holzmeier -- Reading the Early Church : A Witness from Kutná Horá of the Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum by Martin of Opava / Vojtěch Bažant -- The Physiologus Theobaldi : A Most Successful Bestiary in Medieval Schools and Monasteries / Baudouin Van Den Abeele -- Christian of Prachatice's Latin Herbarium and its Adaptations in Old Czech Literature / Dana Stehlíková -- The Aims of Perspectiva in 1360s Paris : Investigating Texts Written in the Hand of Reimbotus de Castro / Lukáš Lička -- Sharing Academic Knowledge : Commentaries on the Secretum secretorum / Pavlína Cermanová -- Kazala

"This book provides a series of studies concerning unique medieval texts that can be defined as 'books of knowledge', such as medieval chronicles, bestiaries, or catechetic handbooks. Thus far, scholarship of intellectual history has focused on concepts of knowledge to describe a specific community, or to delimit intellectuals in society. However, the specific textual tool for the transmission of knowledge has been missing. Besides oral tradition, books and other written texts were the only sources of knowledge, and they were thus invaluable in efforts to receive or transfer knowledge. That is one reason why texts that proclaim to introduce a specific field of expertise or promise to present a summary of wisdom were so popular. These texts discussed cosmology, theology, philosophy, the natural sciences, history, and other fields. They often did so in an accessible way to maintain the potential to also attract a non-specialised public. The basic form was usually a narrative, chronologically or thematically structured, and clearly ordered to appeal to readers. Books of this kind could be disseminated in dozens or even hundreds of copies, and were often available (by translation or adaptation) in various languages, including the vernacular. In exploring these widely-disseminated and highly popular texts that offered a precise segment of knowledge that could be accessed by readers outside the intellectual and social elite, this volume intends to introduce books of knowledge as a new category within the study of medieval literacy."--

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