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The heroic age

Author: Richard W Southern
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This second of three volumes focuses on the period from c.1090-1212. The volume explores the lives, scholarly resources and contributions of a wide sample of people who either took part in the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Southern
ISBN: 0631220798 9780631220794 0631191127 9780631191124
OCLC Number: 174541274
Description: IX, 228 Seiten.
Contents: Introduction. Part III: The Struggles of Scholars in the Schools. Introduction.1. Rupert of Deutz: Voice of the Past:The Two Worlds in Western Europe.Rupert's Life, Work, and World.Rupert's Conflicts with the Schools.Rupert's Encounter with Norbert.Rupert Confronts Anselm of Laon.The Final Grandeur of Events.Ceremonies and Symbols v. Definitions and System.2. Master Anselm of Laon: the Master of Future Masters.The Grounds of His Scholastic Fame.The Master, the City, and the School.The Development of His Teaching.Master Anselm's Contribution to the Study of the Bible: The Origin of The Glossa Ordinaria. The Completion of the Glossa by Master Anselm's Successors. 3. Master Anselm and the Origins of Systematic Theology. The Scholastic Routine: From Glosses to Sentences. A Student's Collection of Sententiae. Master Anselm's Questions and Answers. The Bridge Between the Monastic Past and the Scholastic Future. Summing Up. 4. Stumbling Towards System, C.1100-1160. From Sentences to System. Early Collections of Sententiae. British Library MS Arundel 173. The Liber Pancrisis. The Years Between 1130 and 1160. 5. Hugh of St Victor: A Systematic Genius Before His Time. His Origin and Scholarly Beginnings. Towards a Systematic World-View. Master Hugh in His Classroom. Hugh's Projected Lectures on God in Human History. Hugh's Ambiguous Position in Scholastic Development. 6. Scholars at the Frontiers of Knowledge: William of Conches and Thierry of Chartres. William of Conches. His Philosophia Mundi, C.1100-1145. The Division of Functions in the Human Brain. The Problem of the Anima Mundi. William of Conches's Losing Struggle. The Final Version of Philosophia Mundi: Dragmaticon. William of Conches and Adelard of Bath. Thierry of Chartres. Thierry on Rhetoric. Thierry on the Trinity. Thierry on the Creation. Thierry's Anonymous Pupil. Thierry's Mathematic Explanation of the Trinity. Summing Up. Conclusion. 7. Abelard at the Frontier of Logic and Theology. Introduction. Abelard's New Beginning. Logic and the Holy Trinity. An Unexpected Source of Opposition (Walter of Mortagne). The Enlargement of Theology. 8. The Decisive Battles of the 1140s. The Road to Conflict. The First Battle: St Bernard and Abelard. The Background to the First Battle: William of St Thierry and St Bernard.The Second Battle: St Bernard and Gilbert De La PorrEe. Introduction. St Bernard's Attack on Gilbert De La PorrEe. The Case Against Gilbert De La PorrEe at Reims in 1148. The Significance of 1148. 9. Peter Lombard: the Great Achiever. Introduction. The Continuing Problem of Organization. Peter Lombard Comes to Paris. Peter Lombard's Patron: Odo (Or Otto), Bishop of Lucca. Peter Lombard's Career and Work in Paris, C. 1138-1160. A Comparison Between His Work and That of Bishop Odo of Lucca. Summing-Up.Part IV: The Struggle of the Scholars in the World. C. 1145 - 1212. Introduction. 10. Master Vacarius: A Roman Lawyer in English Government C. 1145 to C. 1200. The Legend and the Reality. Why, and When, Did Archbishop Theobald Bring Vacarius to England? The Liber Pauperum. Vacarius in the Archiepiscopal Province of York. Vacarius' Later Writings. De Assumpto Homine. De Matrimonio. A Plea for Orthodoxy. 11. John of Salisbury: A Scholar at Large in Government. The End of His School-Years. His Transference to the World of Government. His Journeys to the Papal Curia. John's Routine Duties in the Archbishop's Household. John's Application of Learning to Practical Needs. 12. The Two Peters of Blois in the Schools and in Government. Introduction. The Relationship and Personalities of the Two Peters of Blois. The Two Peters of Blois in the Schools, C. 1140-1165. The Younger Peter's Search for Employment, 1165 - 1174. His Strengths and Weaknesses. 1165-1174: Peter's Struggle for Survival in the Great World. The Sicilian Adventure, 1168-1170. A Light in the Gloom. The Younger Peter: Stability at Last. Chancellor of Richard Archbishop of Canterbury, 1174-84. Peter Renews Contact with His Namesake. 1184: The Younger Peter: Months of Uncertainty and His Letter-Collection.Peter and the Third Crusade.Peter in the Service of Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1184 - 90. Peter and the Call For a Crusade. Peter and the Archbishop of Canterbury on Crusade. Peter's Return from the Crusade. Peter Writes a Last Letter to His Namesake. The Two Peters of Blois as Poets. The Letters and the World of Peter's Old Age. Epilogue: The Letter-Collection Marches On. Index.
Responsibility: R.W. Southern.


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