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Il trattato di musica nell’enciclopedia De proprietatibus rerum di Bartholomaeus Anglicus

Ella Bernadette Nagy    Conservatorio della Spezia    

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The De proprietatibus rerum by Bartholomaeus Anglicus is an encyclopaedic compilation written in Latin between 1230 and 1240. Seven translations were made in the 14th-15th centuries, in French, in Occitan, in English, in Dutch, in Spanish and in Italian. The last chapter is dedicated to music, with descriptions of fourteen instruments. The author’s main sources are the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville and Boethius’ De institutione musica. Translations into romance languages often abbreviate and alter the text, changing the names of instruments, adding or removing details. The article aims to illustrate the problem of translation from Latin to vernacular and to analyse the nomenclature and description of musical instruments.

Published
July 17, 2023
Accepted
July 17, 2023
Submitted
March 3, 2023
Language
IT

Keywords: Vernacular terminologyBartholomaeus AnglicusTreatise on MusicMedieval Musical InstrumentsLatin TerminologyMedieval Encyclopaedia

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