Primitivism and Related Ideas in the Middle Ages

Forsideomslag
JHU Press, 24. jul. 1997 - 227 sider

"All of us men were born in the first man without vice, and all of us lost the innocence of our nature by the sin of the same man. Thence our inherited mortality, thence the manifold corruptions of body and mind, thence ignorance, distress, useless cares, illicit lusts, sacrilegious errors, empty fear, harmful love, unwarranted joys, punishable counsels, and a number of miseries no smaller than that of our crimes."—St. Prosper of Aquitania, quoted in Primitivism and Related Ideas in the Middle Ages

This volume of essays, written by George Boas in collaboration with Arthur O. Lovejoy, was originally intended to be the second in a series of four documenting the history of primitivism and related ideas about goodness in the world. Covering the Middle Ages, these essays underscore the continuity between pagan and Christian cultures with respect to concepts of primitivism and examine the latter period's modifications of a group of favorite classical themes. They demonstrate the growth of primitivism and anti-primitivism from the first through the thirteenth centuries and include a discussion of such subjects as the Noble Savage, earthly paradise, the original condition of human beings, and cynicism and Christianity. They also, as Boas suggests in his preface, "drive the piles for a bridge between the Renaissance and Classical Antiquity, although the superstructure itself remains to be constructed."

 

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Indhold

PATRISTIC PERIOD
15
MEDIEVAL PERIOD
54
CHRISTIANITY AND CYNICISM
87
THE NOBLE SAVAGE
129
EARTHLY PARADISES
154
ANTIPRIMITIVISM IN THE MIDDLE AGES
175
JOACHIM OF FLORUS
206
INDEX OF NAMES AND SUBJECTS
223
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Om forfatteren (1997)

Born in 1891 in Providence, Rhode Island, George Boas taught for many years at Johns Hopkins and was editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas from 1945 until his death in 1980. He authored 24 books, including The Major Traditions of English Philosophy, The Greek Tradition: A Symposium, Rationalism in Greek Philosophy, The Limits of Reason, and The History of Ideas: An Introduction.

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