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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
133 words

Seven in number, the liberal arts constituted the core of the medieval arts syllabus and enshrined the encyclopedic ideal of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
610 words

In the context of Renaissance art, a term applied to pursuits that were considered primarily as exercises of the mind ...

Liberal arts

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,007 words

classical term for those areas of learning suitable for study by free men (artes liberales), as opposed to ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
479 words
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By “liberal arts”, the pedagogues of Antiquity understood the disciplines preparatory to the study of philosophy proper, itself conceived as ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
233 words
The seven branches of learning, recognized in late antiquity by scholars such as Augustine, and organized in medieval and Renaissance schools and universities as a preliminary trivium ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
143 words
According to the canon of *classical antiquity, the seven ‘liberal’ arts comprised arithmetic, astronomy, geometry and music (the theory as opposed to the practice), grammar, rhetoric, and ... More

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