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Creating Augustine : interpreting Augustine and Augustinianism in the later Middle Ages

Creating Augustine : interpreting Augustine and Augustinianism in the later Middle Ages

Author: Eric L Saak
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
[Omslag] The term 'Augustinianism' has been used by scholars for over a century to refer to trends in medieval philosophy, theology, and politics, which had a major effect on the transformations of European culture and society from the Middle Ages to the onset of modernity. Yet in each of these three disciplines 'Augustinianism' means something different, and the lack of clarity only increases when the debates over  Read more...

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Named Person: Aurelius Augustinus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Saak
ISBN: 0199646384 9780199646388
OCLC Number: 801306355
Description: XIV, 258 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. A Renaissance of Augustinianism? ; The New Augustine Scholarship ; The Campaign Contra Pelagianos Modernos ; Religio-Politics and the Return to Augustine ; 2. The Rebirth of Augustine ; 3. The Sermones ad fratres in eremo ; 4. Augustine Imagined ; The Metrum pro depingenda vita Sancti Augustini of Jordan of Quedlinburg ; The Erfurt Stained-Glass Cycle (1316-1324) ; Guariento di Arpo: The Padua Cycle (1338) ; The Arca Cycle (1362) ; Ottaviano Nelli: The Gubio Cycle (1410-1420) ; Di Lorenzo: A Minaturist s Cycle (1433) ; The Historia Augustini (1430-1440) ; The Vita Sancti Augustini Imaginibus Adornata (1450-1500) ; Benozzo Gozzoli: The San Gimignano Cycle (1465) ; The Image and Its Public ; Augustine and Augustinianism ; 5. The Religio Augustini ; Religionization and Augustinian Monasticism ; Imitatio Augustini and the Embodiment of Augustine ; Conclusion: Augustine, the Augustinian, and Augustinianism in the Later Middle Ages
Responsibility: E. L.Saak.


A major reinterpretation of Augustine's reception and influence in the later Middle Ages. The book proposes that the political and religious context of the early fourteenth century led members of the  Read more...


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Saak does some fine work in identifying how library holdings in Augustine's writings figure in the renaissance, shows the social function and fluidity of the Sermones ad fratres in eremo, and tracks Read more...

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