Medieval Essays (The Works of Christopher Dawson)

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CUA Press, 2002 - History - 240 pages
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A comprehensive collection of essays from the Middle Ages, this text ranges from the fateful days of the late Roman Empire to the final destruction of Byzantium, from the rise of Islam to the flowering of western vernacular literature, from missions to China to the caliphs of Egypt, from the tragedy of Christian Armenia to complex religious realities of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Spain, from philosophy to literature, theology to natural science.
 

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Superb collection of essays on Medieval Europe, originally given I believe as a series of lectures, and looking at the Middle Ages through lenses historical, sociological, and theological. Dawson is ... Read full review

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(final paragraph only, of a very long set of notes, transcribed here) Some valuable pearls concealed in a great deal of dross. The author seems quite unable to resist pursuing every interesting side ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
3
The Study of Christian Culture
5
The Christian East and the Oriental Background of Christian Culture
15
The Christian West and the Fall of the Empire
28
The Sociological Foundations of Medieval Christendom
49
Church and State in the Middle Ages
67
The Theological Development of Medieval Culture
84
The Moslem West and the Oriental Background of Later Medieval Culture
103
The Scientific Development of Medieval Culture
118
The Literary Development of Medieval Culture
143
The Feudal Society and the Christian Epic
160
The Origins of the Romantic Tradition
183
The Vision of Piers Plowman
206
Index
235
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