Exhibition Items : Hec figura omnes scientias et artes in vnam radicem ex qua pullulant reducit

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<p>This practical medieval educational tool charts the common root of all arts and sciences back to philosophy. It is interspersed with Latin aides-mémoire for students and its educational purpose suggests it was intended for school and university use, to be pasted to a lectern or pinned to a wall for students to study. This copy, one of only three examples of this printing known to survive, was used in the Benedictine Abbey of SS. Peter, Paul and Quirinus of Tegernsee, Germany, where, unusually, the monks adopted the habit of preserving ephemeral single-sheet publications and pasting them into books.</p>




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