Life of Gundissalinus

Extracts from N. Polloni, “The Toledan Translation Movement and Gundissalinus: Some Remarks on His Activity and Presence in Castile.”  In Y. Beale-Rivaya and J. Busic (eds.), A Companion to Medieval Toledo. Reconsidering the Canons. Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2018, 263-280. Since 1162, the presence of another translator is witnessed in Toledo: Dominicus Gundissalinus. Quite certainly,…

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Gundissalinus’ Thought

Dominicus Gundissalinus (ca. 1115 post 1180) is one of the most prominent figures of the Toledan translation movement, as well as an original philosopher. In collaboration with the Jewish philosopher Abraham Ibn Daud and Iohannes Hispanus, he translated over twenty Arabic works into Latin. These translations are used by the Toledan philosopher as main sources…

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Gundissalinus’ Works

Gundissalinus, De Unitate et Uno Critical editions of the Latin text Correns, Paul. Ed. Die dem Boethius fälschlich zugeschriebene Abhandlung des Dominicus Gundisalvi De unitate. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters 1/1. Münster: Aschendorff, 1891, 3–11. Alonso Alonso, Manuel. Ed. “El Liber ‘De unitate et uno’.” Pensamiento 12 (1956): 179–202. Soto Bruna,…

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Talking about Translations

2019 Inside Marc of Toledo’s Approach to Ibn Tûmart and His Philosophical and Theological Doctrines (with Pedro Mantas) Cordoba (ES), 29 January 2019. Premodern Translations into Latin: Rhetorical Strategies and Historical Reconstructions Corfu (GR), 28-29 March 2019. Movements, Clusters, and Teams: Modern Perspectives on Premodern Translations Toledo (ES), June 5-7, 2019 2018 Domingo Gundisalvo y Daniel…

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Videos on Translation and Appropriation

Nicholas of Cusa and Gundissalinus: A Prelude on Matter The Toledan Translation Movement Dominicus Gundissalinus: Metaphysics and Cosmology Gundissalinus’s Psychological Reflection Attempting an Epistemological Revolution Theoretical Enthusiasm and Doctrinal Condemnation: 1181-1215 On Translations Traducción y circulación del conocimiento árabe a finales del siglo XII: unas notas introductorias Gundissalinus, Avicenna, and the Road to Paris Link to…

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AAIWG Research Seminar 2017

AAIWG Research Seminar, Spring Semester 2017 The Penetration of Arabic Philosophy into the Latin Philosophical Tradition (1162-1215) Bibliography Official Webpage The Toledan Translation Movement This lecture is centred on the rise and development of the Arabic-into-Latin translation movement in Toledo in the second half of the twelfth century. A short presentation of the cultural landscape…

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