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Notes on Aristotle manuscripts

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 14 Oct 2011

Biographical History

Almost nothing is known of the authors of these three manuscripts. As best as can be determined, they are Gabriellis a Dertona, Evaldus [last name undecipherable], and Iosephus Queralt, a brother of the Redemptorist order at the University of Barcelona.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection of Notes on Aristotle manuscripts consists of three hand written volumes. The volumes are unnumbered and their origin is unknown. We have assigned volume numbers for ease of description.

Volume [1], a codex with a yellowish parchment cover, contains a manuscript written by Gabriellis a Dertona, completed 5th April 1666 (see page 358). The content concerns the Introduction into Aristotle's Logic. It does not seem to be a copy of Aristotle's organon but a summary, explanation and commentary on it.

Volume [2], a thicker codex with a brown paper cover (obviously a much later rebinding) contains a manuscript written by a certain Evaldus, whose last name is indecipherable (appears at the very end of the manuscript), completed on the first of June 1664. It seems to be the teaching notes of a course on natural philosophy, based mainly on Aristotle's Physics.

Volume [3], a smaller codex with a brown paper cover similar to that of Volume [2], contains a manuscript written by Iosephus Queralt, a brother of the Redemptorist order at the University of Barcelona in 1679. It contains two works: Aristotle's De generatione et corruptione (fol1-105) and a commentary on Aristotle's De anima (fol 106 ff).

[Special Collections Research Center gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Professor Matthieu van der Meer in compiling this description.]

Arrangement of the Collection

Bound volumes, in no particular order.


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Subject Headings


Aristotle -- Criticism and interpretation.
Aristotle -- Study and teaching.


Philosophy, Ancient -- Study and teaching.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts (document genre)



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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Notes on Aristotle manuscripts,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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