Bibliography B: Platonist thought from Eriugena to Alain de Lille


HAURÉAU, J.B.: Histoire de la philosophie scolastique (Paris 1872-80) 3 vols.

Vol.1: up to 1200; vol.2: to Aquinas; vol.3: to Gerson: always well written.

POOLE, Reginald Lane : Illustrations of the History of Medieval Thought and Learning (2nd edition London 1920).

Useful studies in early medieval philosophy.

de WULF, Maurice : Histoire de la philosophie médiévale: vol.1: Des origines jusqu’à la fin du XIIe siècle (Paris / Louvain 1934).

An historical survey of the subject, with bibliography.

BURCH, George Bosworth: Early Medieval Philosophy (New York 1951).

5 short studies: Eriugena, Anselm, Abélard, Bernard and Isaac de l’Étoile.

GILSON, É. : History of Christian Philosophy in the Middle Ages (London 1955).

A very full and erudite, but difficult, history (with much bibliographical info.).

LEFF, Gordon : Medieval Thought, St. Augustine to Ockham (Harmondsworth, Middlesex 1958).

An easier history with plenty of background information.

WOLFF, Philippe (tr. CARTER. Anne): The Awakening of Europe (Pelican History of European Thought, no.1) (Harmondsworth, Middlesex 1968).

His is a vivid depiction of the development of European thought from the 9th to the 12th centuries (with bibliography).

COLISH, Marcia L.: Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 400-1400 (New Haven 1997).

This is a huge undertaking.  The first 3 parts cover philosophical, theological and literary developments up to the 11th century, whether Christian, Islamic or Jewish.  The last 4 parts detail Western Christian developments only, from the 12th century onward (+ bibliography).


GARDNER, Alice : Studies in John the Scot (Erigena), a philosopher of the dark ages (London 1900).

This thoughtful study of Eriugena has an admirable introduction: “If I have seemed, in the eyes of experts in philosophy and theology, to trespass on wide and dangerous fields, I may plead in excuse that every conscious thinker […] however imperfect his training, must be, in a sense, both philosopher and theologian.”

BETT, Henry : Johannes Scotus Erigena, a Study of Medieval Philosophy (Cambridge 1925).

The description of his system was not that clear to me; but the discussions it led to later in the book were interesting.

CAPPUYNS, Maïeul : Jean Scot Erigène, sa vie, son oeuvre et sa pensée (Louvain / Paris 1933).

This major work is comprehensive (with bibliography).

ROQUES, René : Remarques sur la signification de Jean Scot Erigène;

IN : Miscellanea A. COMBES (Roma 1967) vol.1, pp.245-329.

This is a detailed study of the basic framework, the bare bones, as it were, of Eriugena’s system, – for those who do not find bones rather too dry.

SHELDON-WILLIAMS, I.P. (ed.): JOHANNES SCOTTUS ERIUGENA: Periphyseon (De Divisione Naturae) Book 1 (Scriptores Latini Hiberniae, no.7) (Dublin 1968).

Latin text, English translation, notes and bibliography.

JEAUNEAU, Edouard (éd & tr.) : JEAN SCOT : Homélie sur le prologue de Jean (Sources chrétiennes, no.151) (Paris 1969).

The Latin text and French translation of the Vox Spiritualis Aquilae.

O’MEARA, J.J. & BIELER, L. (ed.): The Mind of Eriugena, papers of a colloquium held in Dublin, 14th -18th July 1970 (Dublin 1973).

Papers on Eriugena’s sources, works and influences, with an introduction to the subject by J.J. O’Meara.

JEAUNEAU, Édouard : Études érigéniennes (Paris 1987).

A collection of all his writings on Eriugena and his contemporaries.

MORAN, Dermot : The philosophy of John Scottus Eriugena: a study of idealism in the middle ages (Cambridge 1989).

His life, works, sources and ideas.

CARABINE, Deirdre : John Scottus Eriugena (Oxford 2000).

This makes a good introduction to the subject and gives a thorough analysis of the Periphyseon.



JACQUIN, M.: Le néo-platonisme de Jean Scot;

IN : Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques, vol.1 (Le Saulchoir, Kain 1907) pp.674-685.

He argues that Eriugena was already a Neoplatonist before he was given the works of pseudo-Dionysius.

JACQUIN, M.: Le rationalisme de Jean Scot;

IN : Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques, vol.2 (Le Saulchoir,Kain 1908) pp.247-248.

A short note on Eriugena’s position on reason and authority.

PITTENGER, W. Norman : The Christian Philosophy of Eriugena;

IN : Journal of Religion, vol.24 (Chicago 1944) pp.246-257.

This clear study makes a good corrective to those who forget about Eriugena’s sincere Christian piety.

MANIÈRES, J.E.: Les articulations majeurs du système de Jean Scot Erigène;

IN : Mélanges de science religieuse, vol.20 (Lille 1963) pp.20-38.

He packs a lot of concise explanation into a few pages.

STOCK, Brian : The Philosophical Anthropology of Johannes Scottus Eriugena;

IN : Studi medievali, ser.3, vol.8 (Spoleto 1967) fasc.1, pp.1-57.

Eriugena’s ideas on man, original sin, redemption and paradise.

STOCK, Brian : Observations on the use of Augustine by Johannes Scottus Eriugena;

IN : Harvard Theological Review, vol.60 (Cambridge, Mass. 1967) pp.213-220.

A note on their interpretations of paradise.

GREGORY, Tullio : L’eschatologie de Jean Scot;

IN : ROQUES, René (éd.): Jean Scot Erigène et l’histoire de la philosophie (Colloques internationaux du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, no.561 – Laon 1975) (Paris 1977) pp.377-392.

A study of the end of the Periphyseon, with its return of all things to God.

OTTEN, Willemien : Between damnation and restoration: the dynamics of human nature in Eriugena’s Periphyseon and Alan of Lille’s Anticlaudianus;

IN : WESTRA, H.J. (ed.): From Athens to Chartres: Neoplatonism and Medieval Thought: studies in honour of Edouard JEAUNEAU (Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters, no.35) (Leiden 1992) pp.329-349.

A study of Eriugena’s views of man’s fall and redemption, and of Alain de Lille’s ‘new man’.



LECLERCQ, J.: Origène au XIIe siècle;

IN : Irénikon, vol.24 (Chevetogne 1951) pp.425-439.

The study of Origen and works believed to be his in 12th-century monasteries.

CHENU, Marie-Dominique : Érigène à Cîteaux: expérience intérieure et spiritualité objective;

IN : La philosophie et ses problèmes: recueil d’études de doctrine et d’histoire offert à Monseigneur R. JOLIVET (Lyon / Paris 1960) pp.99-107.

Garnier de Rochefort’s use of Eriugena and pseudo-Dionysius.

SHELDON-WILLIAMS, I.P.: Eriugena and Cîteaux;

IN : Studia Monastica, vol.19 (Montserrat, Barcelona 1977) pp.75-92.

The conscious and unconscious use, by the Cistercians (and by Amaury de Beynes), of work done by Eriugena or by those he had influenced.

LUCENTINI, Paolo : La Clavis Physicae di Honorius Augustodunensis e la tradizione eriugeniana nel secolo XII ;

IN : ROQUES, René (éd.) : Jean Scot Erigène et l’histoire de la philosophie (Colloques internationaux du C.N.R.S. no.561 – Laon 1975) (Paris 1977) pp.405-414.

Honorius’ use of Eriugena.

CHÂTILLON, Jean : Hugues de Saint-Victor, critique de Jean Scot;

IN : ROQUES, R. (éd.): Jean Scot Erigène et l’histoire… (see above ) pp.415-431.

Hugues’ use and criticism of Eriugena.

JEAUNEAU, Edouard : Le renouveau érigénien du XIIe siècle;

IN : BEIERWALTES, Werner (ed.): Eriugena Redivivus: zur Wirkungsgeschichte seines Denkens im Mittelalter und im Übergang zur Neuzeit: Vorträge des V. Internationalen Eriugena-Colloquiums Werner-Reimers-Stiftung, Bad Homburg, August 1985 (Abhandlungen der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften: Philosophisch-historische Klasse, Jahrgang 1987: 1) (Heidelberg 1987) pp.26-46.

This details the distribution of manuscripts of Eriugena’s works in the 12th century, and analyses some of the references to his ideas at that time.

LUCENTINI, Paolo : L’eresia di Amalrico;

IN : BEIERWALTES, W.(ed.): Eriugena Redivivus (see above) pp.174-191.

He argues that the contemporary witnesses to the Amalrician heresy traced its ideas to Aristotle, not to Eriugena, and that the link with Eriugena was made to facilitate the rehabilitation of Aristotle later in the 13th century.



d’ALVERNY, Marie-Thérèse : Le cosmos symbolique du 12e siècle ;

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A. vol.28 (Paris 1953) pp.31-81.

On Honorius’ Clavis Physicae, a medium of Eriugenist ideas.

GARRIGUES, Marie-Odile : Honorius était-il bénédictin ?

IN : Studia Monastica, vol.19 (Montserrat, Barcelona 1977) pp.27-46.

She considers the evidence for the different suggested careers for Honorius.

GERSH, Stephen: Honorius Augustodunensis and Eriugena: Remarks on the Method and Content of the Clavis Physicae;

IN : BEIERWALTES, W. (ed.): Eriugena Redivivus (see above) pp.162-173.

There is a detailed comparison of three passages from the Clavis and the sections of the Periphyseon that they summarise.

CROUSE, Robert D.: ‘Hic sensilis mundus’: Calcidius and Eriugena in Honorius Augustudunensis;

IN : WESTRA, H.J. (ed.): From Athens to Chartres: Neoplatonism and Medieval Thought: Studies in honour of Edouard JEAUNEAU (Leiden 1992) pp.247-257.

On Honorius’ name as well as his use of ‘sensilis’ and ‘sensibilis’.



LENGLART, Marcel : La théorie de la contemplation mystique dans l’oeuvre de Richard de Saint-Victor (Paris 1935).

Richard’s sources, teachings and mysticism (with bibliography).

DUMEIGE, Gervais : Richard de Saint-Victor et l’idée chrétienne de l’amour (Paris 1952).

A particular study of his teaching on the love of God and charity, but also a more general study of his writings.

JAVELET, Robert : Intelligence et amour chez les auteurs spirituels du XIIe siècle;

IN : Revue d’Ascétique et de Mystique, vol.37 (Toulouse 1961) pp.273-290 & pp.429-450.

He concentrates on the Victorines, Hugues, Richard, and Thomas Gallus.

BARON, Roger : Études sur Hugues de Saint-Victor (Brugge 1963).

Studies on his origins, his literary style, the chronology of his works, his commentary on pseudo-Dionysius, plus the Latin text of the Scala Coeli.

CHÂTILLON, Jean : La culture de l’école de saint Victor au 12e siècle ;

IN : de GANDILLAC, M. & JEAUNEAU, E. (éd.) : Entretiens sur la Renaissance du 12e siècle (Décades du centre culturel international de Cerisy-la-Salle, nouv. sér., no.9) (Paris / den Haag 1968) pp.147-160.

An introduction to the school of St. Victor.

SYNAN, Edward A.: The Fountain of Philosophy: a translation of the twelfth-century ‘Fons Philosophiae’ of Godfrey of Saint Victor (Toronto 1972).

This verse translation into English of an irreverent student poem about the teachers in Paris provides a direct line to the 12th-century school-room (with bibliog.).



BEDDIE, James Stuart : Libraries in the Twelfth Century: their Catalogues and Contents;

IN : TAYLOR, C.H. (ed.): C.H. HASKINS Anniversary Essays in Medieval History (Boston / New York 1929) pp.1-23.

An indication of what was being studied in the 12th century.

DELHAYE, Philippe : L’enseignement de la philosophie morale au XIIe siècle ;

IN : Mediaeval Studies, vol.11(XI) (Toronto 1949) pp.77-99.

How moral teaching was fitted into the study of the ‘trivium’.

SMALLEY, Beryl : The Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages (Oxford 1952).

She concentrates on the 12th and 13th centuries.

CHENU, Marie-Dominique (tr. TAYLOR, J. & LITTLE, L.K.): Nature, Man and Society in the Twelfth Century: essays on new theological perspectives in the Latin West (Chicago 1968).

This is a translated collection of many of his papers and articles, which take an elevated and keen-sighted view of 12th-century teachings.

STIEFEL, Tina : The Intellectual Revolution in Twelfth-Century Europe (London 1985).

I hope her laudable aim of raising the profile of scientific thinkers, such as Adelard of Bath, Thierry de Chartres and Guillaume de Conches, will not be vitiated by some of her more extravagant claims.  It has a bibliography.

WETHERBEE, W.: Philosophy, Cosmology and the 12th-Century Renaissance;

IN : DRONKE, P. (ed.) : A History of 12th-Century Western Philosophy (Cambridge 1988) pp.21-53.

His study includes Adelard of Bath, Bernard de Chartres, Thierry de Chartres, Guillaume de Conches, Bernardus Silvestris and Alain de Lille.

GREGORY, Tullio (tr. HUNT, J.): The Platonic Inheritance;

IN : DRONKE, P. (ed.): A History of …(see above) pp.54-80.

A useful overview of Platonist and Neoplatonist themes in the 12th century.



CLERVAL, A.: Les écoles de Chartres au moyen âge (du Ve au XVIe siècle) (Paris 1895).

A lovingly undertaken history, full of intimate detail (with bibliography).

POOLE, R.L.: The Masters of the Schools at Paris and Chartres in John of Salisbury’s Time;

IN : English Historical Review, vol.35 (London 1920) pp.321-342.

He unravels some of the problems concerning the teachers in mid-century.

JEAUNEAU, Édouard : Note sur l’École de Chartres;

IN : Studi Medievali, ser.3, vol.5 (Spoleto 1964) fasc.2, pp.821-865.

This is in 3 parts: Thierry’s works and influence; commentaries on Martianus Capella which might be by Guillaume and Bernardus; some excerpts in Latin.

SOUTHERN, R.W.: Humanism and the School of Chartres;

IN : SOUTHERN, R.W.: Medieval Humanism and other Studies (Oxford 1970).

He provides a necessary corrective to the traditional view that connects so many mid-century figures with the school in Chartres.

DRONKE, Peter : New Approaches to the School of Chartres;

IN : Anuario de estudios medievales, vol.6 (Barcelona 1971) pp.117-140.

He distinguishes the actual cathedral school at Chartres from the philosophical school of like-minded Chartres Platonists, but also shows how they are related.

SOUTHERN, R.W.: The Schools of Paris and the School of Chartres;

IN : BENSON, R.L. & CONSTABLE, G. (ed.): Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century (Oxford 1982) pp.113-137.

How Paris gradually took over from Chartres, and why it became pre-eminent.



de WULF, Maurice : Le panthéisme chartrain;

IN : Aus der Geisteswelt des Mittelalters: Festgabe M. GRABMANN (Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters, suppl.3) (Münster-in –Westf. 1935) vol.1, pp.282-288.

He considers the alleged pantheism of such as Thierry and Clarembaldus.

PARENT, J.M.: La doctrine de la création dans l’école de Chartres (Publications de l’Institut d’Etudes Médiévales d’Ottawa, no.8) (Ottawa 1938).

The classic account of the metaphysical speculation of the school of Chartres.

SILVERSTEIN, Theodore : ‘Elementatum’: Its Appearance among the Twelfth-Century Cosmogonists;

IN : Mediaeval Studies, vol.16 (Toronto 1954) pp.156-162.

He shows that this word only occurs in the works of the Chartres school and the Toledan translators.

CHENU, M.D.: Découverte de la Nature et Philosophie de l’Homme à l’École de Chartres au XIIe siècle;

IN : Cahiers d’Histoire Mondiale, vol.2 (Paris 1954-55) pp.313-325.

A general introduction to the school, with bibliography.

BRUNNER, Fernand : Etudes sur le sens et la structure des systèmes réalistes : – l’école de Chartres ;

IN : Cahiers de civilisation médiévale, Xe-XIIe siècles, vol.1 (Poitiers 1958) pp.309-317.

This is connected to his article, in the same journal, about Ibn Gabirol.

BRUNNER, Fernand : ‘Deus forma essendi;’

IN : de GANDILLAC, M. & JEAUNEAU, E. (éd.): Entretiens sur la Renaissance du 12e siècle (Paris / den Haag 1968) pp.85-102.

What the school of Chartres meant by calling God the form of being.

SOUTHERN R.W.: Platonism, Scholastic Method and the School of Chartres (Reading 1979).

This 1978 Stenton lecture explained why it is not very meaningful to talk of Platonism in the 12th century.



CLERVAL, J.A. : L’enseignement des arts libéraux à Chartres et à Paris dans la première moitié du XIIe siècle, d’après ‘l’Heptateuchon’ de Thierry de Chartres (Paris 1889).

An analysis of the De Sex Dierum Operibus of Thierry de Chartres.

JEAUNEAU, Edouard : Un représentant du platonisme au XIIe siècle, maître Thierry de Chartres ;

IN : Mémoires de la Société archéologique d’Eure-et-Loir, vol.20 (Chartres 1954) pp.1-10.

A good introduction to Thierry’s philosophy.

HARING, N.M.: The Creation and Creator of the World, according to Thierry of Chartres and Clarembaldus of Arras;

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A., vol.22 (Paris 1955) pp.137-216.

Thierry’s rational exposition of the first chapter of Genesis, with the commentary of his pupil, Clarembaldus, and the Latin texts.

JEAUNEAU, E. : Simples notes sur la cosmogonie de Thierry de Chartres;

IN : Sophia, vol.23 (Padova 1955) pp.172-183.

More on Thierry’s interpretation of Genesis 1.

HARING, N.M.: A Commentary on Boethius’ De Trinitate by Thierry de Chartres (Anonymous Berolinensis);

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A., vol.23 (Paris 1956) pp.257-325.

He edits the Latin text and ascribes it to Thierry.

HARING, N.M.: The Lectures of Thierry of Chartres on Boethius’ De Trinitate;

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A., vol.25 (Paris 1958) pp.113-226.

Latin text, with English introduction, of lecture notes taken from Thierry.

HARING, N.M.: Two Commentaries on Boethius (De Trinitate and De Hebdomadibus) by Thierry of Chartres;

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A., vol.27 (Paris 1960) pp.65-136.

An improved edition of the Librum Hunc, with reasons for its ascription to Thierry, and a few fragments of the Latin text of the De Hebdomadibus.

HÄRING, Nikolaus M. : Life and Works of Clarembald of Arras (Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies: Studies and Texts no.10) (Toronto 1965).

This contains the Latin texts of his works, and an English introduction to his life and his place in 12th-century philosophy (with bibliography).

HÄRING, Nikolaus M. : Commentaries on Boethius by Thierry of Chartres and his School (Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies: Studies and Texts no.20) (Toronto 1971).

Latin texts of the Librum Hunc, the Tractatus de Trinitate, the Commentarius Victorinus, the De Sex Dierum Operibus et al., with bibliography.

GERSH, S.: Platonism – Neoplatonism – Aristotelianism;

IN : BENSON, R.L. & CONSTABLE, G. (ed.): Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century (Oxford 1982) pp.512-534.

A philosophical analysis of the Librum Hunc.

DRONKE, Peter : Thierry of Chartres;

IN : DRONKE, P. (ed.): A History of Twelfth-Century Western Philosophy (Cambridge 1988) pp.358-385.

He tries to reconstruct Thierry’s philosophy.



CHARMA, A.: Guillaume de Conches: notice biographique, littéraire et philosophique (Paris 1857).

An introduction to his life and thought.

JOURDAIN, Charles : Des commentaires inédits de Guillaume de Conches et de Nicolas Triveth sur ‘la Consolation de la Philosophie’ de Boèce;

IN : Notices et Extraits des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Impériale et autres bibliothèques, vol.20 (Paris 1862) 2e partie, pp.40-82.

He studies both commentaries and gives the Latin text of Guillaume’s.

CHENU, M.D. : Nature ou histoire ? Une controverse exégétique sur la création au XIIe siècle;

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A., vol.20 (Paris 1953) pp.25-30.

Guillaume de Conches on the moment of creation in Genesis.

JEAUNEAU, Edouard : L’usage de la notion d’integumentum à travers les gloses de Guillaume de Conches;

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A., vol.24 (Paris 1957) pp.35-100.

A fascinating article on Guillaume’s use of allegory.

JEAUNEAU, E. (éd.): GUILLAUME de CONCHES: Glosae super Platonem (Textes philosophiques du moyen âge no.13) (Paris 1965).

As well as the Latin text, there is a study in French of the work, its author, manuscripts, method, sources and influence, with a bibliography.



GILSON, Etienne : La cosmogonie de Bernardus Silvestris;

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A., vol.3 (Paris 1928) pp.5-24.

A study of the Cosmographia and a discussion of its paganism.

WOOLSEY, R.B.: Bernard Silvester and the Hermetic Asclepius;

IN : Traditio, vol.6 (New York 1948) pp.340-344.

His use of the Asclepius.

SILVERSTEIN, Theodore : The Fabulous Cosmogony of Bernardus Silvestris;

IN : Modern Philology, vol.46 (Chicago 1948-9) pp.92-116.

He studies the Cosmographia, its sources and its treatment of controversial points of theology, and he concentrates particularly on the figure of Noys.

STOCK, Brian : Myth and Science in the Twelfth Century: a Study of Bernard Silvester (Princeton 1972).

His detailed literary and philosophical analysis of the Cosmographia is particularly focused on its classical sources and its relationship to the work of Thierry de Chartres and Guillaume de Conches (with bibliography).

WETHERBEE, Winthrop : The Cosmographia of Bernardus Silvestris (Records of Civilisation: Sources and Studies, no.89) (New York 1973 + 1990).

My references are to the 1990 paperback edition.  It is an excellent English translation with a very full introductory study and a bibliography.



SCOTT, W. (completed by FERGUSON, A.S.): Hermetica: the ancient Greek and Latin writings which contain religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus (Oxford 1924-36) 4 vols.

Vol.1: introduction, texts and English translations; vols. 2 + 3: notes and commentaries; vol.4: early Hermeticism and additional material by the continuator.

KLIBANSKY, Raymond : The Continuity of the Platonic Tradition during the Middle Ages: Outlines of a Corpus Platonicum Medii Aevi (London 1939).

The tradition in medieval Islam, Byzantium and the Latin West.

NOCK, A.D. & FESTUGIÈRE, A.J.: Corpus Hermeticum (Paris 1945-54) 4 vols.

Each text is accompanied by a French translation, introduction and notes: vol.1: Greek Corpus 1-12; vol.2: Greek Corpus 13-18 and Latin Asclepius; vol.3: Stobaeus extracts; vol.4: other extracts.

d’ALVERNY, Marie-Thérèse : Un témoin muet des luttes doctrinales du XIIIe siècle ;

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A., vol.17 (Paris 1949) pp.223-248.

Much of the article is devoted to the Liber XXIV Philosophorum.

FESTUGIÈRE, A.J. : La Révélation d’Hermès Trismégiste, vol.1 : l’astrologie et les sciences occultes (3e édition : Paris 1950).

On Hermetic works of astrology, alchemy, divination etc., and their Hellenic background, with an appendix on Hermetic writings in Arabic.

SILVERSTEIN, Theodore : “Liber Hermetis Mercurii Triplicis de VI Rerum Principiis;

IN : A.H.D.L.M.A, vol.22 (Paris 1955) pp.217-301.

The Latin text, and an English study, of this 12th-century Hermetic work.

GIBSON, Margaret : The study of the Timaeus in the eleventh and twelfth centuries;

IN : Pensamiento, vol.25 (Madrid 1969) pp.183-194.

How Plato’s Timaeus was used, with the texts of 11th-century glosses on it.

COPENHAVER, Brian P.: Hermetica: the Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a new English translation (Cambridge 1992).

It also has a useful introduction on Hermes and the history of the Hermetica, and an extensive bibliography.

LUCENTINI, Paolo  &  DELP, Mark D.: Hermetis Trismegisti: De Sex Rerum Principiis (Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Medievalis, no.142) (Turnhout 2006).

The text is accompanied by a detailed study in English of the work, its sources, content and dating, and a study in Italian of the manuscripts used (+ bibliog.).



DELHAYE, P.: Pour la fiche ‘Alain de Lille;’

IN : Mélanges de science religieuse, vol.20 (Lille 1963) pp.39-51.

His life and writings.

SHERIDAN, James J. (tr.): ALAN of LILLE: Anticlaudianus, or the good and perfect man (Toronto 1973).

English prose translation of Alain’s epic poem, with introduction and bibliog.

SHERIDAN, James R. (tr.): ALAN of LILLE: The Plaint of Nature (Medieval Sources in Translation, no.26) (Toronto 1980).

English prose translation of De Planctu Naturae, with introduction & bibliog.

EVANS, G.R.: Alan of Lille: the frontiers of theology in the later twelfth century (Cambridge 1983).

This study concentrates on the Distinctiones Dictionum Theologicalium, the Regulae Theologicae, the De Fide Catholica and the Anticlaudianus, set against the background of 12th-century scholarship (with a full bibliography).

HUDRY, Françoise (tr.): ALAIN de LILLE: Règles de Théologie (Paris 1995).

This French translation of the Regulae Theologicae (and of his sermon on the intelligible sphere) has a long introduction on his life and works, and updates the G.R. Evans bibliography.


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