J. Hamesse, M. J. Muñoz Jiménez et Ch. L. Nighman (éd.), New Perspectives on Thomas of Ireland's Manipulus florum

Lundi, 17 Février 2020 08:05 Bram Roosen

Jacqueline Hamesse, María-José Muñoz Jiménez, Chris L. Nighman (éd.), New Perspectives on Thomas of Ireland's Manipulus florum, Toronto, Ontario, 2020.

Éditeur : Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Collection : Papers in Mediaeval Studies, vol. 32
ix + 254 p. pages
ISBN : 978-0-88844-832-3
€ 90 excl. tva

The study of Latin florilegia has gathered considerable momentum in recent years driven, in part, by the "New Philology", a theoretical approach to manuscript scholarship that regards textual variants not as corruptions of the original text, but as "authentic witnesses" in their own right. This growing emphasis on textual traditions is directly relevant to medieval florilegia, handy reference works that were widely employed prior to the twentieth century by writers of both vernacular and Latin texts to find eloquent, authoritative quotations from venerable authors. Although these collections of classical, patristic, and medieval quotations are by their nature derivative, they are increasingly recognized as valuable witnesses to historical mentalités. The selection and organization of these textual fragments not only reflects the intellectual milieux of their compilers, but also influenced later intellectual contexts.

No example of the genre perhaps better demonstrates these claims than the Manipulus florum of Thomas of Ireland. Composed in 1306, this florilegium comprises nearly six thousand excerpts, organized under 266 alphabetically ordered lemmata, from dozens of authors, including doctors and fathers of the Latin and Greek churches, medieval writers, and classical authors. One of the most prominent works of reference from its creation until the seventeenth century, it remains of interest to philologists, philosophers, and historians not only of the medieval world, but also, given its wide diffusion and reception, of the Renaissance and of humanism.
The ten essays that make up this collection join the tradition of studies on the Manipulus florum inaugurated by Richard and Mary Rouse with their Preachers, Florilegia and Sermons, published by the Institute in 1979, and include close analyses of specific lemmata as well as broader studies that should appeal to students and scholars in various fields.

Table of Contents

María-José Muñoz Jiménez, Introduction
Chris L. Nighman, Revisiting John of Wales's Role in the Creation of the Manipulus florum
Mark Zier, The Manipulus florum of Thomas of Ireland and the Glossed Bible
Xavier Biron-Ouellet, Quels mots pour exprimer l'émotion dans le Manipulus florum ? Ce qu'ils nous disent sur son public et sa fonction
Robin Waugh, Patience in the Manipulus florum
Iolanda Ventura, Âme et corps dans le Manipulus florum de Thomas d'Irlande
Louis Shwartz, Thomas of Ireland's Construction of Angelus and Diabolus and the Usefulness of His Manipulus florum
Tristan Sharp, From the University to the Cloister: The Manipulus florum and William of Pagula's Speculum religiosorum
Alan Vincelette, The Lemmata Amor, Caritas, and Dilectio in Thomas of Ireland's Manipulus florum and Their Influence on Renaissance Mysticism
Nicholas Must, What a Calvinist Edition of the Manipulus florum Provided to French Protestants: A Reading of the Lemma Ecclesia in Jacob Stoer's 1593 Edition
María-José Muñoz Jiménez, Les manuscrits du Manipulus florum conservés dans les bibliothèques espagnoles
Index of Classical, Patristic, and Medieval Authors
Index of Citations of the Manipulus florum



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