Adelard of Bath and Henry Plantagenet

CHARLES H. HASKINS
1913 English Historical Review  
FOB the study of Adelard of Bath's writings his >wi«rf treatise on the astrolabe possesses special importance, since it contains specific references to three of his other works, the De «odem et divcrto, the IAbtr Erie, and the translation of Euclid 1 So far this tract has been known only from an incomplete text in Arnndel MS. 377 of the British Museum. Dr. James's recent Descriptive of tke McCfam CoUtcticm of Manuscripts in A* Tits-Jfttwwm registers another copy in MS. 165, 1 whioh besides
more » ... whioh besides presenting a tomeirhat dftfeuut text, contains the preface and four pages of general explanation preliminary to the account of the instrument itself. In this preliminary matter occurs a passage whioh showB that Bath was Adel&rd's birthplace: Vflrbi gratia ad natala aolum: Qtria *mim B»thoni» Hi 13 gnmbas ab eqtrinoctuli drculo et tena Aii diitare cognotcitnr, id«o et l*trtndo fflJTnatas eiu totidem graduum toe pexhibetnr.* More important is the preface, which'reads as follovs : Indpit UbdUt*. magistri Jlordi bathomtruu d* ojm* aMniajmu-Quod leg&lis generis nofatHtat artiam Ubex&Umn itndio n applicai vaMe ft 1 *"*", quod rerun gubeznandaram occopatio ab aodem tmmtua non distiaMt con nnnus ammiior. InteQigD itr^ to, Hernric%, cum DS regis nepc«, a phiLoaophia id plena peroepisM not*. Ait atom beataa COM ns pn[b]licas ai a pidlotophia ngsode taadantnr ant «*ram iactoraa pMlo-•ophitt adHbtantnr. Hmoszationisodareiitinfaiitutuaitmal tst 4 mbnta «at in kmgnm nrrat,* qttantoqne giaTios extononbat onumtnr, tanto ab •ri^m diHgentins H inbtimhit. TT^HB fit at nan aolnm «* quo Latiooruia •cziptii continantar int«lligeiido peidegas, sed ot Arsbom senteooas 1 SM mj p«|Mc, adc, xxri 491-8. • t 81-8' (wo, xfi), tocoimiij in tha piMi^nn of Prino* Bnnnnmi«gnt {»• Nardnod. Catwtogo, pp. 1SS-7). 11M porticm oonMpondiDf to Urn Amndri VS. Ufina in ih» middk ot to, S3 i than us tear Bo^j-iimwn flfcrw »* tb» dot*, fl. 87-48*. * fa ST. It ti llt«iy, tiicragh DOT oot oattin, ihM ti» trwtdM w also writtm a* Bath ; ok, xxrl 400. • MS. JOJW-• [Cf. HOT. Jprf. L U. W p 70i 'Qno Mmtl «A imbuto rtcenm, awraUi odawm Lli
doi:10.1093/ehr/xxviii.cxi.515 fatcat:ilpltsplvvdjfe67utzagarche