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Alan of Lille

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

(d. 1203),

poet, theologian, and preacher. He probably studied and taught at Paris c.1150–c.1185. Later he moved to the South of France and towards the end of his life entered the...

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Alan of Lille, Anticlaudianus, CA. 1182

Edited by Rita Copeland and Ineke Sluiter.

in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric

May 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 6818 words.

This chapter discusses Anticlaudianus, a cosmological poem written by Alan of Lille around 1182. Taking its inspiration from the great cosmological writings of the twelfth century,...

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Alan of Lille (c.1120–c.1202)

in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

January 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity. 1623 words.

A. (Alan of Lille, Alain de Lille, Alanus ab Insulis) died at the Abbey of Cîteaux in 1202–3. A. is

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Alan of Lille

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

(d. 1203),

poet, theologian, and preacher. He probably studied and taught at Paris c.1150–c.1185. Later he moved to the South of France and towards the end of his life entered the...

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Alan of Lille (d. 1203)

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 115 words.

(d. 1203),

poet, theologian, and preacher. He probably studied and taught at Paris c.1150–

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Alan of Lille (d. 1203)

John Marenbon.

in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 117 words.

(d. 1203)

wrote many works of practical and speculative theology, as well as the De planctu naturae,

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Alan of Lille (1128–1203)

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 147 words.

There is little reliable information about his life, but he was probably born in *Lille, may have studied in

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Alan of Lille (c.1128–1203)

Jean Longère.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 604 words.

(c.1128–1203)

Born at Lille, Alan studied and then taught at Paris. From c.1180 he was

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Alan (or Alain) of Lille (d. 1203)

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 114 words.

He probably studied and taught at Paris c.1150–c.1185. Later he moved to the South of France

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confessors' manuals

Jean Longère.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 757 words.

The first medieval confessors' manual is generally considered to be Alan of Lille's Liber paenitentialis at the end of

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Aleyn

Edited by Douglas Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 492 words.

referred to in The Parliament of Fowls (316ff.), is Alan of Lille or Alanus de Insulis (c.1120–1202/3),

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Aleyn

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

Referred to in The Parliament of Fowls (316ff.), is Alan of Lille or Alanus de Insulis (c.1120–1202/3), a famous master of the schools of Paris whose Latin writings, imbued with ...

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artes praedicandi

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

These were treatises written for preachers to explain to them the different procedures for composing a sermon. In France, one of the first treatises was written by Alan of Lille ...

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confessors' manuals

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The first medieval confessors' manual is generally considered to be Alan of Lille's Liber paenitentialis at the end of the 12th century. Chronologically, confessors' manuals followed the...

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Boethius's Influence in the Middle Ages

John Marenbon.

in Boethius

February 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 7854 words.

Examines the vast influence of Boethius in the Middle Ages, in logic, theology, and through the Consolation of Philosophy – in philosophy more broadly – and in literature. Among the authors...

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ars praedicandi

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Lat., ‘the art of preaching’).

The medieval artes praedicandi provided instruction in the composition of sermons either as an adjunct to a collection of sermons or as a manual...

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Lifting the Veil: Sexual/Textual Nakedness in the Roman de la Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS.

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

April 2001; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 16301 words.

In his Anticlaudianus and De planctu naturae, Alan of Lille put integumental theory into literary practice. This chapter examines Alan's De planctu naturae and Jean de Meun's portion of the null...

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Translation as Repetition

Warren Ginsberg.

in Tellers, Tales, and Translation in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Literature. 8977 words.

After the Knight has finished his tale, the Host asks the Monk to “quite” him. The Miller, however, demands that he be the one to “quite” the Knight. The Miller repeats Harry’s verb and he...

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From Cosmos to Microcosm

Rebecca Davis.

in Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 22250 words.

By tracing Natura’s appearances in Bernard Silvestris’s Cosmographia, Alan of Lille’s De planctu naturae and Anticlaudianus, and in the vernacular contributions of Jean de Meun’s Roman de...

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Beyond Measure

Rebecca Davis.

in Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 18758 words.

Chapter 4 argues that Langland associates kynde with the tradition of natural law described by Alan of Lille as the innate desire to love God and neighbor and codified by Gratian’s Decretumnull...

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Thierry’s Trinitarian Theology in Context

David Albertson.

in Mathematical Theologies

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; Philosophy of Religion. 11920 words.

This chapter contextualizes Thierry of Chartres’s acclaimed Trinitarian theology (God as the equation of arithmetical unity and unity’s self-equality). Far from being an abstract formula,...

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