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Reading the WorldEncyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age$
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Mary Franklin-Brown

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226260686

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226260709.001.0001

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The Obscure Figures of the Encyclopedia

The Obscure Figures of the Encyclopedia

Tree Paradigms in the Arbor scientiae

(p.129) 3 The Obscure Figures of the Encyclopedia
Reading the World

Mary Franklin-Brown

University of Chicago Press

This chapter looks again at Ramon Llull, and argues that Llull's hermeneutics and encyclopedism was shaped and molded by Llull's early apprenticeship in troubadour lyric. The chapter also examines exegetical figures, figures that are shown to be instruments of rhetorical inventio and therefore could also be perceived as common ground in the medieval alliance between rhetoric and hermeneutics. The chapter then investigates the appearance of figuration in Lullian encyclopedic texts—this helps in addressing how these many categories of figures coexist with, complement, or obscure each other within the space of the book. The chapter examines the different exegetical forms, including visual exegesis and scriptural exegesis. Particular in these figures is the exegetical tree, and how this figures into the aspect of the symbolic function of the tree of knowledge in a reading of the encyclopedia.

Keywords:   Ramon Llull, llull's hermeneutics, encyclopedism, rhetorical inventio, lullian encyclopedic texts, visual exegesis, scriptural exegesis, exegetical tree

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