Historia Scholastica by Peter Comestor
This text proved to be immensely popular and was translated into many Western European vernacular languages, which led to it becoming a key source of biblical knowledge until the fifteenth century. The “Historia Scholastica” was also a required text for curricula at the University of Paris, Oxford, and others. Also bound in this volume is Peter of Poitier’s “Historia actuum apostolorum,” a work that promoted the use of translated Bibles and “Historia Scholastica” to teach the Bible to the masses.
TITLE: Historia Scholastica by Peter Comestor
Published: ca. 1450