Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 400-1400

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Yale University Press, 1997 - History - 388 pages
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An analysis of the course of Western intellectual history between A.D. 400 and 1400, this book is divided into two parts: the first surveys the comparative modes of thought and varying success of Byzantine, Latin-Christian and Muslim cultures, and the second takes readers from the 11th century revival of learning to the high Middle Ages and beyond, the period in which the vibrancy of Western intellectual culture enabled it to stamp its imprint well beyond the frontiers of Christendom. 24 illustrations.

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Colish's examination of medieval thought is simply and definitively comprehensive. Dense and often foreboding, the text surveys the evolution of theology, literature, philosophy, political theory and ... Read full review

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This is the first book in what promises to be an exciting new series. It will seek to provide "a chronological account of the intellectual life and the development of ideas in Western Europe from the early medieval period to the present day." Read full review

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