A Medieval Encyclopedist. The Life and Work of Jacob van Maerlant
(Ingrid Biesheuvel) The Low Countries - 2010, № 18, pp. 126-133
Jacob van Maerlant (c.1230- post-1291), born in West-Flanders, in the Lordship of Bruges, was a prolific writer who wrote on practically anything. He made available in the vernacular countless fields of knowledge which, before his time, had only been accessible to those with a knowledge of Latin. That made him a European pioneer.
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