Summa and its diminutive summula (plural summae and summulae, respectively) are mainly used, in English and other modern languages, for texts that 'sum up' knowledge in a field, such as the compendiums of theology, philosophy and canon law which were used both as textbooks in the schools and as books of reference during the Middle Ages.

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Angelo Carletti Di Chivasso - Writings
... The most noted of these is the "Summa de Casibus Conscientiae", called after him the "Summa Angelica" ... The first edition of the "Summa Angelica" appeared in the year 1476, and from that year to the year 1520 it went through 31 editions, 25 of which are preserved in the Royal Library at Munich ... The "Summa" is divided into 659 articles arranged in alphabetical order and forming what would now be called a dictionary of moral theology ...
Summa Technologiae
... Summa Technologiae (the title is in Latin, meaning "Sum of Technology" in English) is a 1964 (1967 - second edition) book by Polish author Stanisław Lem ... Summa is one of the first collections of philosophical essays by Lem ... The name is an allusion to Summa Theologiae by Thomas Aquinas and to Summa Theologiae by Albertus Magnus ...
Summa (disambiguation)
... A summa is a text that sums up knowledge in a field ... Summa may also refer to 1928 Summa, a main-belt asteroid Battle of Summa, a battle fought between the Soviet Union and Finland Homer Summa (1898–1966), baseball right fielder Summa (mathematics), a ...
Alianza Summa - History - Summa Alliance (2002–2004)
... and its major rival ACES Colombia, joined efforts to create Alianza Summa, which began merged operations on 20 May 2002 ... to initiate the liquidation of Alianza Summa in November 2003, to focus in strengthening the Avianca trademark ...

Famous quotes containing the word summa:

    Life’s brief span [vitae summa brevis] forbids us to enter on far-reaching hopes.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65–8 B.C.)