Petrus Alfonsi and His Medieval Readers
"I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this work; it is by far the best thing ever done on the subject, totally superseding all previous work on all aspects of this important author's work . . . a major contribution to medieval scholarship in a variety of areas."--Norman Roth, University of Wisconsin
Petrus Alfonsi was an important and unusual figure in the "twelfth-century renaissance" whose interests embraced polemical theology, astronomy, and literature, each an area in which he made important contributions to the development of medieval thought. Perhaps this diversity of interests is what has robbed Alfonsi of his due in modern scholarship, for he has fallen through the cracks, between various academic disciplines; he has received less acclaim among modern medievalists than he had among medieval writers.
Tolan's straightforward style makes this work accessible to anyone with a general knowledge of the Middle Ages. Petrus Alfonsi will be important reading for a wide range of medievalists.
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