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'Algorismus' by Alexander of Villedieu, also known as Carmen de Algorismo

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Identifier: MS 215/ff. 1r-6r

Contents

This section of the manuscript contains Carmen de Algorismo by Alexander of Villedieu (born c. 1175, also known Alexander de Villa Dei), a French Franciscan author, teacher, and poet, who wrote textbooks in verse, including Doctrinale Puerorum, for which he achieved some fame. The Carmen de Algorismo is a short treatise in verse on arithmetic. This version has extensive commentaries on the text as marginal gloss.

Dates

  • 15th century

Creator

Language of Materials

Latin

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.

Extent

6 folios.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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