Thesis ID: CBB001561467

Study, Critical Edition, Translation and Commentary of the “Summa supra phisonomiam” by William of Aragon (c.1300) (2006)


Val Naval, Paula (Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)
Escobar Chico, Angel

Publication Date: 2006
Edition Details: Advisor: Escobar Chico, Angel
Physical Details: 492 pp.

The Summa supra phisonomiam is a mediaeval treatise that remained unpublished until now, in spite of being, most probably, the first latin Commentary on Pseudo-Aristotelian Physiognomy . The main purpose of this Study has been to establish the Critical Edition of a text previously not available but on manuscripts. This work includes a study on various purposes, related to the Summa contents and author: an historical introduction on physiognomies, followed by the problems related to date and author (where the treatise is finally ascribed to William of Aragon) and updated information about this physician. Afterwards, we set about studying the Summa supra phisonomiam as a mediaeval physiognomic treatise, where assorted features concerning this work are treated: his relationship with Physiognomy 's latin translation by Bartholomew of Messina, treatise's structure, contents, sources, language and style, text's transmission and influence. Hereinafter we offer up the relationship between the manuscripts. Our study finishes with edition, translation and abbreviation criteria. Our research offers a Critical Edition and, moreover, a Spanish Translation of the Text. With this translation our purpose was, above all, to bring the Summa supra phisonomiam close to other fields' experts. The translation includes footnotes with assorted references: text interpretation, cross-references and Authorities mentioned along the treatise. Those Authorities are developed more widely at the section called "Commentary".


Description Cited in Diss. Abstr. Int. A 67/09 (2007). UMI pub. no. 3235020.

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Authors & Contributors
Garofalo, Ivan
Burnett, Charles
Nutton, Vivian
Boucher, Caroline
Boudon-Millot, Véronique
Calvet, Antoine
Galenos: Rivista di Filologia dei Testi Medici Antichi
Micrologus: Nature, Sciences and Medieval Societies
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Sciamvs: Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences
SISMEL edizioni del Galluzzo
Linguistics; philology
Latin language
Arabic language
Hippocrates of Cos
'Ali ibn Ridwan
Arnaldus de Villanova
Ibn Tibbon, Shmuel
Isidore of Seville
Time Periods
14th century
15th century
Early modern
Catalonia (Spain)

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