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Albert was an indefatigable student not only of nature, but of everything the ancients, particularly the "Peripatetics," had to say about philosophy, which for him was the totality of human, natural knowledge. He applied himself so sedulously to the natural sciences, which for him included not only natural philosophy but also moral philosophy and metaphysics, that Henry of Ghent (d. 1293), who should have known better, accused Albert of neglecting the sacred sciences. Although Henry, a secular master of theology at Paris, admitted having seen only the first part of Albert's postill (postilla or comment) on St.

2 (ed. Colon. [1968] 7/1: v, note to line 9). Acta capitulorum generalium Ord. , ed. B. M. Reichert, MOPH 3: 89. Deprin. motusproces. l (ed. Colon. [1955] 12: 48. 66-74). Loe, p. 285, n. 59. LIFE AND WORKS OF ST. ALBERT 37 de austria. "80 Albert taught, wrote, and dictated almost uninterruptedly from September 1257 until June 1259, interrupted only by the various litigations which required his arbitration. In 1259, Humbert of Romans, master general of the order, summoned Albert and four other masters in theology to form a special commission for the General Chapter of Valenciennes in northern France, meeting early in June.

Borgnet 3: 2a). Plate 2. Albert's autograph in Vienna, Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. misc. lat. 273, fol. 72v: end of Physica and beginning of De caelo et mundo Plate 3. Albert's autograph in Vienna, Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. misc. lat. 273, fol. 142r: end of De caelo et mundo and beginning of De natura locorum LIFE AND WORKS OF ST. ALBERT 31 tematic, and consecutive with the Aristotelian corpus can be seen from the extant autograph copy in Vienna, Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod.

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