Item description for The Argument of Psellos' Chronographia (Studien Und Texte Zur Geistesgeschichte Des Mittelalters) by Anthony Kaldellis, Susan Mitchell, Catherine Ellis, Hope Lourie Killcoyne, Shaun Seth, Andrew J. Haslit & Ana Planella...
This work is a philosophical interpretation of Michael Psellos' "Chronographia", an acknowledged masterpiece of Byzantine literature. Anthony Kaldellis argues that although the "Chronographia" contains a fascinating historical narrative it is really a disguised philosophical work which, if read carefully, reveals Psellos' revolutionary views on politics and religion. Kaldellis exposed the rhetorical techniques with which Psellos veils his unorthodoxy, and demonstrates that the inner message of the text challenges the Church's supremacy over the intellectual and political life of Byzantium. Psellos consciously articulates a secular vision of Imperial politics, and seeks to liberate philosophy from the constraints of Christian theology. The text should interest all who study the history of ancient and medieval philosophy.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 10" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1999
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004114947 ISBN13 9789004114944
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More About Anthony Kaldellis, Susan Mitchell, Catherine Ellis, Hope Lourie Killcoyne, Shaun Seth, Andrew J. Haslit & Ana Planella
Anthony Kaldellis is Professor of Greek and Latin at the Ohio State University.
Anthony Kaldellis has an academic affiliation as follows - Ohio State University The Ohio State University, USA Ohio State Univer.