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    Thirteenth and Fourteenth-Century Commentaries on the de Longitudine et Brevitate Vitae

    Dunne, Michael (2003) Thirteenth and Fourteenth-Century Commentaries on the de Longitudine et Brevitate Vitae. Early Science and Medicine, 8 (4). pp. 320-335. ISSN 13837427

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    The article seeks to summarise recent research carried out by the author into thirteenth and fourteenth-century commentaries on the De longitudine et brevitate vitae. The texts of some representative commentaries are examined as a means of assessing the reception of Aristotle's natural philosophy in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. As this is an area which has received comparatively little attention from researchers up to now, it is hoped that in examining commentaries on this one text of the Parva naturalia what emerges might serve to give a clearer picture of the reception and understanding of Aristotle's natural philosophy. The article also contains some brief comments on the two medieval translations of the De longitudine, by James of Venice and William of Moerbeke. In an appendix, a transcription of the prologue to Walter Burley's commentary is also included

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Thirteenth-Century Commentaries; Fourteenth-Century Commentaries; de Longitudine; Brevitate Vitae;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Philosophy
    Item ID: 11935
    Depositing User: Michael Dunne
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 12:31
    Journal or Publication Title: Early Science and Medicine
    Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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