Schooling and Society: The Ordering and Recording of Knowledge in the Western Middle Ages

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The present volume, number VI in the series Groningen Studies in Cultural Change, offers a selection of papers presented at the International Conference 'Knowledge and Learning' held in Groningen in November 2001. It is the second of three volumes. The first (volume V in the series), entitled Learned Antiquity: Scholarship and Society in the Near East, the Greco-Roman World, and the Early Medieval West has been edited by Alasdair A. MacDonald, Michael W. Twomey and Gerrit J. Reinink. The third one (volume VII in ...

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Overview

The present volume, number VI in the series Groningen Studies in Cultural Change, offers a selection of papers presented at the International Conference 'Knowledge and Learning' held in Groningen in November 2001. It is the second of three volumes. The first (volume V in the series), entitled Learned Antiquity: Scholarship and Society in the Near East, the Greco-Roman World, and the Early Medieval West has been edited by Alasdair A. MacDonald, Michael W. Twomey and Gerrit J. Reinink. The third one (volume VII in the series) bears the title Scholarly Environments: Centres of Learning and Institutional Contexts 1600-1960 and will be edited by Alasdair A. MacDonald and Arend H. Huussen. The present volume, Schooling and Society: The Ordering and Reordering of Knowledge in the Western Middle Ages, contains new studies on a wide range of matters pertaining to scholarship (and to changes in scholarship, in the European West) from the early Middle Ages throught to the Renaissance and beyond. The disciplines discussed include: literature, philosophy, cultural history, and education.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements vii
Introduction ix
Contributors xv
Rabanus Maurus and his Sources 1
Quaestiones and Encyclopedias: Some Aspects of the Late Medieval Reception of Pseudo-Aristotelian Problemata in Encyclopedic and Scientific Culture 23
The Macrologus of Liege: An Encyclopedic Lexicon at the Dawn of Humanism 43
The Noble Lyfe: An Early English Version of the Hortus Sanitatis 61
Inventing the Encyclopedia 73
On the Connection between Epistemology and Encyclopedic Ordo in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period 93
The Changing Face of Centres of Learning 1400-1700 115
Changes in the Educational Context of the Leuven Faculty of Theology in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: Canon Law and Humanism 139
Semiramis in Grand Rhetoriqueur Writing 157
The Rise and Fall of the Sibyls in Renaissance France 173
Saint Ann in Crisis 187
Paradigms Lost: Perceptions of the Cultural History of Sixteenth-Century Scotland 197
When did the Middle Ages end? Reflections of an Intellectual Historian 213
Bibliography 225
Index 257
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