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Aristote, Pline, Thomas de Cantimpré et Albert le Grand, entomologistes ? Identifier chenilles, papillons et vers à soie parmi les ‘vermes’

Abstract : A comparison between some significant stages of ancient and medieval entomological knowledge, based on the examination of the records on certain insects studied by Aristotle, Pliny the Elder and Avicenna (the caterpillar, the butterfly, the silkworm). The perspective starts from what the Dominican naturalist Albert the Great and his contemporaries took from these sources. Such an approach allows us to evaluate the degree of permanence and innovation of entomological information between Antiquity and the Middle Ages, while focusing on the study of a few specific cases.
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Isabelle Draelants. Aristote, Pline, Thomas de Cantimpré et Albert le Grand, entomologistes ? Identifier chenilles, papillons et vers à soie parmi les ‘vermes’. Cristina FRANCO, Marco VESPA, Arnaud ZUCKER. Animals in Ancient and Medieval cultures and societies. Topics and methodological issues [titre à confirmer], A paraître. ⟨halshs-03092166⟩

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