By Christoph Grellard, Frederique Lachaud

This ebook is the 1st collective examine of this significant determine within the highbrow and political lifetime of 12th-century Europe to seem for thirty years. in accordance with the newest examine, 13 contributions through top specialists within the box supply an summary of John of Salisbury’s position within the political debates that marked the reign of Henry II in England in addition to of his position within the historical past of the Church. They  Read more...

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33 The paper given in 1965 was published by Richard W. Southern, “Humanism and the School of Chartres,” in Medieval Humanism and Other Studies (Oxford, 1970), pp. 61–85, arguments that he reaffirmed in Platonism, Scholastic Method and the School of Chartres, The Stenton Lecture 1978 (Reading, 1979) and in “The School of Paris and the School of Chartres,” in Robert L. , 1982, repr. Toronto, 1991), pp. 113–137, as well as in Scholastic Humanism and the Unification of Europe, vol. 1, Foundations (Oxford, 1995), pp.

It is in particular this kind of re-evaluation that Nicholas Vincent invites to in a recent article on the policy of Henry II towards the papacy (Vincent, “Beyond Becket: King Henry II and the papacy (1154–1189)”). 67 Nevertheless, John of Salisbury’s political ideas should not be artificially separated from the philosophical theories he developed on other subjects. Considering his work as a whole is an essential step for a precise understanding of it. For instance, while it is necessary to have a more accurate idea of the way he viewed political prophecies or the political use of some prophecies (such as those of Merlin),68 this should also be understood in the wider context of Book 2 of Policraticus, which constructs a general framework for understanding the connections between the natural and the supernatural.

Actes du colloque tenu à Poitiers du 2 au 5 mai 2002 (Poitiers, 2003), pp. 341–361; Nederman, “Friendship in Public Life during the Twelfth Century”; Julian Haseldine, “Understanding the Language of Amicitia: the Friendship Circle of Peter of Celle (c. 1115–1183),” Journal of Medieval History 20 (1994), 237–260. This point has been treated by Hirata, “Colliding with Histories”; however, for Jean-Patrice Boudet, John completely rejects Sibylline prophetism (Boudet, Entre Science et nigromance, pp.

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