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Deep Things out of DarknessA History of Natural History$
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John G. T. Anderson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273764

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273764.001.0001

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. An Emperor and His Descendants

. An Emperor and His Descendants

(p.30) FOUR . An Emperor and His Descendants
Deep Things out of Darkness

John G. T. Anderson

University of California Press

In which the natural history of Greece and Rome is preserved by the Arab conquerors of the Middle East until such time as it can be retranslated into Latin by scholars visiting the libraries in Spain. The Great Chain of Being is introduced as an organizing principle, and Frederick von Hohenstaufen becomes the champion of a new hands-on natural history. Frederick’s life and his writing on ornithology is discussed, as are some of his more interesting associates, including the wizard Michael Scot and Scot’s successors, Roger Bacon and Albertus Magnus.

Keywords:   Frederick von Hohenstaufen, Michael Scot, Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, Great Chain of Being, falconry, ornithology

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