The Consolation of Philosophy, by the sixth-century philosopher
Boethius, was a standard text in medieval schools. One reason for its
popularity among educators was that it combined the two halves of the
liberal arts curriculum: the literary trivium and the mathematical quadrivium.
The text also demonstrated how philosophy could assist in the study of
theology. This deluxe copy, written in the cursive Gothic, or "bâtard,"
script that was popular in 15th-century France, is heavily glossed, suggesting
that someone used it as a study-text.
Purchased in 1885 for A.D. White.
Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy. France,
second quarter of the 15th century.
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