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Cosmopolitanism and the Middle Ages

Author: John M Ganim; Shayne Legassie
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: New Middle Ages.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Is it possible to be a citizen of the world? Cosmopolitan thought has been at the center of recent debates surrounding human rights, legal obligations, international relations and political responsibility. Most of these debates trace their origins to the Enlightenment of the Eighteenth Century or to the teaching of Greek and Roman philosophers. This collection of essays uncovers a wide array of medieval writings on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Ganim; Shayne Legassie
ISBN: 9780230337572 0230337570
OCLC Number: 792880314
Description: xiv, 239 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The metropolis and its languages : Baghdad and Venice / Karla Mallette --
Reorientations : the worlding of Marco Polo / Sharon Kinoshita --
Between Islam and Christendom : Ibn Battuta's Travels in Asia Minor and the north / Christine Chism --
Medieval religious cosmopolitanisms : truth and inclusivity in the literature of Muslim Spain / Marla Segol --
Worldly unease in late medieval European travel reports / Shirin Azizeh Khanmohamadi --
The one kingdom solution? : diplomacy, marriage, and sovereignty in the Third Crusade / Adnan A. Husain and Margaret Aziza Pappano --
Inventing social conscience : cosmopolitanism in Piers Plowman / Karma Lochrie --
Cosmopolitan imaginaries / Robert R. Edwards --
Among other possible things : the cosmopolitanisms of Chaucer's "Man of law's tale" / Shayne Aaron Legassie --
The cosmopolitanism of the Adages : the classical and Christian legacies of Erasmus' hermeneutics of accommodation / Jessica L. Wolfe.
Series Title: New Middle Ages.
Responsibility: edited by John M. Ganim and Shayne Aaron Legassie.

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This collection of essays uncovers a wide array of medieval writings on cosmopolitan ethics and politics, writings generally ignored or glossed over in contemporary discourse. Medieval literary  Read more...

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