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Erasmus and the Middle Ages : the historical consciousness of a Christian humanist

Author: István Pieter Bejczy
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 106.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The aim of this book is to examine Erasmus' attitude toward the medieval past and to relate it to his historical consciousness. More than any other Renaissance humanist, Erasmus was committed to the goal of building an alternative to medieval civilisation. In his view, the restoration and study of ancient pagan and Christian literature would result in an elevation of cultural and intellectual as well as moral and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Bejczy, István Pieter, 1965-
Erasmus and the Middle Ages.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001
(OCoLC)652059139
Named Person: Desiderius Erasmus; Érasme; Desiderius Erasmus; Desiderius Erasmus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: István Pieter Bejczy
ISBN: 9004122184 9789004122185
OCLC Number: 47224774
Description: xvii, 202 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1. The Idea of History --
2. Medieval History : The Monastic Period --
3. Medieval History : The Scholastic Period --
4. Restoring a Golden Age --5. The New Testament Renewed --
6. Back to the Future --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 106.
Responsibility: by István Bejczy.

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This book discusses Erasmus' view of the medieval past and his historical consciousness in general. It attempts to show a fault line between Erasmus' specific observations on the course of history  Read more...

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