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Catarina Fernandes Barreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Knowledge in motion: three manuscripts of Peter Lombard’s Sentences.
This paper aims to contribute to the study of the phenomena of manuscripts in motion in the Portuguese Cistercian abbey of Alcobaça concerning the presence of Peter Lombard’s Sentences. To analyze this we have chosen three manuscripts that demonstrate different stages of dissemination, circulation and reception of the text between the last quarter of the 12th century and the 3rd quarter of the 13th: the Alc. 362, the Alc. 235 and Alc. 417. These manuscripts are quite diverse in its illuminated decoration, concerning the date they were copied, its local of origin, provenance and the development experienced in the different readings of Lombard’s text during a century.
This three illuminated manuscripts document distinct moments concerning the using and the reception of Peter Lombard’s text: first as a controversial book of theological speculation, in the second moment, as a doctrinal manuscript approved by the Fourth Lateran Council, and the last moment as a university text, source of many commentaries and nuclear to theological studies.
In fact these three manuscripts of the Sentences give us an intricate perspective of the abbey of Alcobaça, testimonies of the cultural interest of a community of Cistercian monks where circulated illuminated manuscripts with different origins.