Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 400-1400 / Edition 1

Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 400-1400 / Edition 1

by Marcia L. Colish
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300078528

ISBN-13: 9780300078527

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

This magisterial book provides an analysis of the course of Western intellectual history between A.D. 400 and 1400. The book is arranged in two parts: the first surveys the comparative modes of thought and varying success of Byzantine, Latin-Christian, and Muslim cultures, and the second takes the reader from the twelfth-century revival of learning to the high…  See more details below

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This magisterial book provides an analysis of the course of Western intellectual history between A.D. 400 and 1400. The book is arranged in two parts: the first surveys the comparative modes of thought and varying success of Byzantine, Latin-Christian, and Muslim cultures, and the second takes the reader from the twelfth-century revival of learning to the high Middle Ages and beyond, the period in which the vibrancy of Western intellectual culture enabled it to stamp its imprint well beyond the frontiers of Christendom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300078527
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Yale Intellectual History of the West Se
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,388,393
Product dimensions:
9.64(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IFrom Roman Christianity to the Latin Christian Culture of the Early Middle Ages
1From Apology to the Constantinian Establishment3
2The Latin Church Fathers, I: Ambrose and Jerome16
3The Latin Church Fathers, II: Augustine and Gregory the Great25
4Hanging by a Thread: The Transmitters and Monasticism42
5Europe's New Schoolmasters: Franks, Celts, and Anglo-Saxons56
6The Carolingian Renaissance66
Pt. IIVernacular Culture
7Celtic and Old French Literature79
8Varieties of Germanic Literature: Old Norse, Old High German, and Old English89
Pt. IIIEarly Medieval Civilizations Compared
9Imperial Culture: Byzantium113
10Peoples of the Book: Muslim and Jewish Thought129
11Western European Thought in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries160
Pt. IVLatin and Vernacular Literature
12The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century175
13Courtly Love Literature183
14Goliardic Poetry, Fabliaux, Satire, and Drama200
15Later Medieval Literature213
Pt. VMysticism, Devotion and Heresy
16Cistercians and Victorines225
17Franciscans, Dominicans, and Later Medieval Mystics234
18Heresy in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries245
19The Christian Commonwealth Reconfigured: Wycliff and Huss253
Pt. VIHigh and Late Medieval Speculative Thought
20Scholasticism and the Rise of Universities265
21The Twelfth Century: The Logica Modernorum and Systematic Theology274
22The Thirteenth Century: Modism and Terminism, Latin Averroism, Bonaventure, and Thomas Aquinas289
23Later Medieval Scholasticism: The Triumph of Terminism, Henry of Ghent, John Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham302
Pt. VIIThe Legacy of Scholasticism
24The Natural Sciences: Reception and Criticism319
25Economic Theory: Poverty, the Just Price, and Usury326
26Political Theory: Regnum and Sacerdotum, Conciliarism, and Feudal Monarchy335
Conclusion352
Notes360
Bibliographical Note364
Index370

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