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Manuscript Monday: LJS 56 – Logica parva

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 56, Logica parva, by Paolo, Veneto. This manuscript was written in Padua in 1420, in Latin. It is a compendium by the author of his own Logica magna, a presentation of terminist logic, including consideration of propositions and relationships between propositions and meaning. This early copy of this text was completed by the German Carmelite Johannes de Beylario, who was from Cologne and studied philosophy and theology in Padua, during the author’s tenure in Padua. Later in the century the Logica parva became a required element of the curriculum at Padua, Venice, and Ferrara.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.