Albert the Great Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Coleman, Janet. "Albert the Great." In Ancient and Medieval Memories: Studies in the Reconstruction of the Past, pp. 416-21. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Discusses Albert's ideas about memory as they pertain to the development of the Scholastic theory on the subject.

Hawks, Ellison. "From Charlemagne to Albertus Magnus." In Pioneers of Plant Study, pp. 100-07. New York: Macmillan, 1928.

General overview of Albert's botanical writings and their historical sources.

Heines, Virginia. Introduction to Libellus de alchimia, ascribed to Albertus Magnus, translated by Virginia Heines, pp. xv-xxii. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1958.

Describes the "Little Book of Alchemy," a text attributed by some scholars to Albert.

Kennedy, Leonard A. "St. Albert the Great's Doctrine of Divine Illamination." The Modern Schoolman XL (November 1962-May 1963): 23-37.

Traces the development of Alfred's theory of knowledge, stressing his belief in illuminationism, or the idea that "the soul knows without dependence on the body."

Kibre, Pearl. "Alchemical Writings Ascribed to Albertus Magnus." Speculum 17 (October 1942): 499-518.

Offers "a preliminary survey of the manuscript literature" in an attempt to determine Albert's authentic writings on alchemy.

——"Further Manuscripts Containing Alchemical Tracts Attributed to Albertus Magnus." Speculum XXXIV, No. 2 (April 1959): 235-47.

Follow-up to Kibre's 1942 article (see above).

Partington, J. R. "Albertus Magnus on Alchemy." Ambix 1, No. 1 (May 1937): 3-20.

Surveys Albert's writings on chemistry and alchemy as contained in Mineralia and several other works.

Steneck, Nicholas H. "Albert the Great on the Classification and Localization of the Internal Senses." Isis 65, No. 227 (June 1979): 193-211.

Seeks to present Albert's thoughts on the internal senses—common sense, imagination, estimation, fantasy, and memory—as a "unique and unified theory."

Thoradike, Lynn. "Further Consideration of the Experimenta, Speculum astronomiae and De secretis mulierum Ascribed to Albertus Magnus." Speculum XXX, No. 3 (July 1955): 412-43.

Asserts that De secretis mulierum was in part written by Albert and that the Experimenta was not.

Washell, Richard F. "Logic, Language, and Albert the Great." Journal of the History of Ideas XXXIV, No. 3 (July-Sept 1973): 445-50.

Examines Albert's definition of logic in relation to language and the methods of scientific inquiry.

Additional coverage of Albert the Great's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 115:Medieval Philosophers.