Item description for Erasmus and the Middle Ages: The Historical Consciousness of a Christian Humanist (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) by Istvan Pieter Bejczy, Penelope Coventry, William Hereford, Wendy Doniger, Jim Mcconlogue, Elizabeth Blackburn, Glenn Barr & Kevin Nowlan...
The aim of this book is to examine Erasmus' attitude toward the medieval past and to relate it to his historical consciousness. More than any other Renaissance humanist, Erasmus was committed to the goal of building an alternative to medieval civilisation. In his view, the restoration and study of ancient pagan and Christian literature would result in an elevation of cultural and intellectual as well as moral and spiritual standards. Yet these very assumptions appear to be challenged by Erasmus' specific observations on the course of history up to his own day. This study shows a fault line between the basic ideas of Erasmus' Christian humanism and his view of the actual development of humanity through the ages.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.75" Height: 10" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004122184 ISBN13 9789004122185
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