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By Barbara Baert

ISBN-10: 9004139443

ISBN-13: 9789004139442

Within the fourth century the belief arose that the pass on which Christ used to be crucified were stumbled on by means of Helena, mom of Emperor Constantine. therefore started a legend that might develop and flourish in the course of the center a long time and reason the diffusion of numerous splinters of holy wooden. And the place there's wooden, there has been as soon as a tree. may well it's that the pass used to be made of that the majority noble species, the Tree of lifestyles? So, accumulating characters alongside the way in which, the legend advanced right into a story that stretches from the production to the tip of Time. A history of Holy wooden is the 1st reconstruction of the iconographic and literary culture of the Legend of the genuine move. Its extensive scope encompasses relic cults, pilgrimages, travelers' stories and the Tree of lifestyles and contains Church Fathers, crusader kings, Teutonic Knights and mendicant orders, all of which encouraged the legend's depiction from its earliest illustration in manuscripts, reliquaries and altarpieces, to the good huge cycles of the excessive center a long time. If the holy wooden used to be the medium of medieval reminiscence, A background of Holy wooden unearths the expansion earrings of fifteen centuries of images.

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From the way in which Grosseteste starts out this section, one might interpret him to mean that Aristotle has discussed perfect or propter qUid demonstrations in the first twelve chapters, but that now he has finished with this subject and is turning to quia or per posterius demonstration as generic and applicable even to physics. Another interpretation, however, and one more consistent with the total context is to understand Grosseteste to mean that Aristotle has ex- panded the discussion of demonstration to now include the generic types, while continuing to discuss perfect demonstration and how it might be related to the generic.

The influence of the heavenly bodies causes the cold wet vapor that is the matter of clouds and rains to ascend, and with it also ascends the cold dry vapor that is the material of wind; both of these vapors come to an intermediate cold region of air ·that compresses the vapors; there is also considerable fire in the two surrounding layers of air. The compressing cold vapors solidi/)' suddenly in the cloud, and compress dry vapors that they trap in the middle; under this compression the dry vapors explode, rupture the cloud and escape, and in so doing they rare/)' and ignite.

This observation leads him into a classification of the two types of demonstration, namely, through a proximate cause (propter qUid) and not through a proximate cause (quia), the latter being also referred to as demonstra- Medieval Science at Oxford tion per posterius. " Thereupon he gives examples drawn mainly from astronomy that will be treated shortly. From the way in which Grosseteste starts out this section, one might interpret him to mean that Aristotle has discussed perfect or propter qUid demonstrations in the first twelve chapters, but that now he has finished with this subject and is turning to quia or per posterius demonstration as generic and applicable even to physics.

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