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

Identifier: MS 215/ff. 1r-6r


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.


  • 15th century


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

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


6 folios.

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