Bibliographic Details

Reading the world : encyclopedic writing in the scholastic age / Mary Franklin-Brown.

Author / Creator Franklin-Brown, Mary.
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Description 1 online resource
Language English
Subject Vincent, of Beauvais, -1264. Speculum majus.
Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316. Arbre de ciència.
Jean, de Meun, approximately 1240-approximately 1305? Roman de la rose.
Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316. Libre de meravelles.
Arbre de ciència (Llull, Ramon)
Roman de la rose (Guillaume, de Lorris)
Speculum majus (Vincent, of Beauvais)
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Literature, Medieval.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9780226260709
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary & DIV & The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the & ldquo;century of the encyclopedias. & rdquo; Variously referred to as a & i & speculum & /i &, & i & thesaurus & /i &, or & i & imago mundi & /i & & mdash;the term & i & encyclopedia & /i & was not commonly applied to such books until the eighteenth century & mdash;these texts were organized in such a way that a reader could easily locate a collection of authoritative statements on any given topic. Because they reproduced, rather than simply summarized, parts of prior texts, these compilations became.
Other form Print version: Franklin-Brown, Mary. Reading the world. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012 9780226260686