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  • Yet as early as the thirteenth century, Saint Bonaven - tura drew a clear line of division, using figura as a synonym of form: Figura dicitur ... uno modo disposi - tio ex clausione linearum ... secundo modo exterior rei facies sive pulchritudo (Quaracchi ed.,

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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