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William of Auxerre
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(c. 1150, Auxerre [?] – 1231, Rome), archdeacon of Beauvais. From 1229 to 1231, he was involved in the conflict between the University of Paris and the French king, acting on the bull Parens scientiarum (Apr 13, 1231) of Gregory IX confirming and expanding the rights of the university. The amendment of the Aristotelian natural sciences by a papal commission on which William sat had no effect. His Summa aurea (1215/1229), his major work, became the textbook of the early Dominican school of Paris. He considered theology a science as defined in Aristotle’s Analytica posterio…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “William of Auxerre”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_224259>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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