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From Athens to Chartres: Neoplatonism and Medieval Thought, Studies in Honour of Edouard Jeauneau

Westra, Haijo Jan

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ISBN 10: 9004096493 / ISBN 13: 9789004096493
Published by E.J. Brill, Leiden, New York, Koln, 1992
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Title: From Athens to Chartres: Neoplatonism and ...

Publisher: E.J. Brill, Leiden, New York, Koln

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: As New

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Iconography: Yves Christe and Pascale Fesquet. Codicology: Paul Edward Dutton, Lesley Smith, Mark Zier, Rosamond McKitterick, and Michael Lapidge. Philosophy--Antiquity: Jean Pepin, John M. Rist, Henri Dominique Saffrey, OP. Philosophy--The Carolingian Age: John J. O'Meara, Guy-H. Allard, Gangolf Schrimpf. Philosophy--The Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries: Gilbert Dahan, Jean Jolivet, Charles Burnett, Robert D. Crouse, Wanda Cizewski, John Marenbon, Giles Constable, Willemien Otten, P.L. Reynolds, Peter Dronke, Paolo Lucentini, Tanja Kupke. Philosophy--The Later Middle Ages: Zenon Kaluza. Conceived as an hommage for Edouard Jeauneau --maitre par excellence-- the volume is introduced by a reconstruction of the Creation on the North portal of Chartres Cathedral, followed by a section on the transmission of significant texts, such as Plato's Timaeus, through the manuscript tradition. The chapter on later Greek philosophy contains studies on Plotinus and Augustine, Proclus, and Pseudo-Dionysius. A separate section interprets the thought of Johannes Scottus Eriugena, whose connections with earlier authors and influence on medieval neoplatonists constitutes a leitmotiv throughout the volume. The twelfth century is represented by articles on Gilbert of Poitiers on matter, Adelard of Bath, Honorius of Autun, Abelard's ethics and theology, monastic asceticism, Hildegard of Bingen's allegories, allegorical zoology, Alan of Lille's anthropology, the role of the Muses, and the Hermetic Asclepius. The particular usefulness of this study is its presentation of neoplatonic thought in its historical unfolding from Antiquity to the Later Middle Ages through a wide range of disciplines, focused on specific ideas and metaphors.

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Haijo Jan Westra is Professor of Classics at the University of Calgary. He is editor of The Commentary on Martianus Capella's De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii, and has published numerous reviews and articles on medieval Latin texts.

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