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Toward a new cultural history of East Central Europe?

Piotr Górecki

Piotr Górecki is professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, and director of the California Medieval History Seminar (Huntington Library). He is the author of ‘Economy, Society, and Lordship in Medieval Poland, 1100-1250’, ‘Parishes, Tithes, and Society in Early Medieval Poland, c. 1100-c. 1250’, ‘A Local Society in Transition: The Henrykow Book and Related Documents’, and as co-editor with Warren C. Brown, ‘Conflict in Medieval Europe: Changing Perspectives on Society and Culture’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy van Deusen

Nancy van Deusen is professor of musicology, director of the Claremont Consortium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies and holds the Louis and Mildred Benezet Chair in the Humanities at the Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including, among others, ‘Music and Theology at the Early University: The Case of Robert Grosseteste and Anonymous IV’. She is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages : A Cultural History

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

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...Celebration redefined In the opening chapter, we observed that books of essays written to honour our colleagues do not, in their essence, celebrate. Or, to put this differently, such books do celebrate, but they do so by performing...

Scholasticism and common sense

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter begins the case for medieval philosophy by highlighting the fact that scholastic metaphysics and epistemology are quite consciously developed with an eye to saving common sense beliefs. While Thomas Reid and G. E. Moore also...

Scholasticism and Western ‘disenchantment’

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Weber contends that modern Western civilization is ‘disenchanted’ because our society’s method of arriving at beliefs about the world, that is, the sciences, is unable to address questions of value. The result is that we are prone...
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...Imprint from colophon. Includes De disciplina scholarium edited by Conradus Poseiaen and commentary by Thomas Aquinas. Signatures: r⁴ A⁸ b-p⁶. Last leaf blank. Several errors in foliation. The "r" of the first quire is early letter form...

The Existence of God

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...One would probably expect medieval Jewish thinkers to have spent an inordinate amount of time formulating and refining their arguments for the existence of God. After all, the existence of God is surely the most fundamental idea of all...

Introduction

Juanita Feros Ruys

Juanita Feros Ruys is Director of the Sydney Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Demons in the Middle Ages

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Who is the Devil? What are demons? Where did they come from, why do they exist, and why do they seem to bear so much malice towards humans?Many cultures posit the existence of fundamental principles of good and evil, and develop narratives...

Body and Soul

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The relationship between body and soul is central to philosophical thought in the Western tradition, even prior to Aristotle’s treatise on the soul. Any attempt to approach this topic in such a way as to communicate the endless diversity...

Sa'di on Love and Morals

The Coming of the Mongols

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...What is certain about Sa’di’s life is that he flourished in the thirteenth century (seventh century AH), went to the Nezamiyeh College of Baghdad, travelled widely and lived long. It is clear from his love poetry that he was an ardent...

Scholasticism on the various kinds of distinction

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In the last chapter I set out the scholastic project of synthesizing Faith and Reason, religion and philosophy, Augustine and Aristotle. I presented this project as adopting Aristotle’s aporetic method insofar as it deals...

Heterosexuality

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...Heterosexuality did not exist in the Middle Ages. It is true that acts of intercourse, reproduction, marriage, fornication, and prostitution were as common throughout medieval history as they are today, but the rubric under which these acts...