Classical Influences on European Culture A.D. 500-1500 by R. R. BolgarClassical Influences on European Culture A.D. 500-1500 by R. R. Bolgar

Classical Influences on European Culture A.D. 500-1500

byR. R. Bolgar

Paperback | August 6, 2009

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This volume consists of original papers first read at Kings College, Cambridge, in 1969 at the International Conference on Classical Influences. The contributors are distinguished in a wide range of academic disciplines but all are concerned in one way or another with the spread and influence of classical, particularly Roman, civilisation through a number of European cultures from AD 500 to 1500. The book begins with the manuscript tradition - the contents, location and history of the literary remains that provide the basic evidence on which all research in this subject must to some extent rely. This leads naturally to a discussion of what classical texts were actually read and studied, when, where and by whom. The majority of contributors go on to examine the Roman tradition as a positive cultural on language, literature, philosophy and art. Classical civilisation is shown to be a live historical force whose survival consists rather in the creative responses and developments it has inspired than in the mere preservation of its physical relics.
Title:Classical Influences on European Culture A.D. 500-1500Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:August 6, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521118131

ISBN - 13:9780521118132


Table of Contents

Preface L. P. Wilkinson; Editors note; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Introduction: a way ahead? R. R. Bolgar; Part I. Latin Manuscripts and their Catalogues: 1. Vanishing and unavailable evidence: Latin manuscripts in the Middle Ages and today R. D. Sweeney; 2. L'Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes et l'etude des manuscrits des auteurs classiques M. T. H. D'Alverny and M. C. Garand; Part II. The Readers and Fortunes of Classical Manuscripts: 3. The classics in Celtic Ireland L. Bieler; 4. The deposit of Latin classics in the twelfth-century renaissance R. W. Hunt; 5. I primi umanisti e l'antichita classica G. Billanovich; 6. Ausonius in the fourteenth century R. Weiss; 7. Oliviero Forzetta e la diffusione dei testi classici nel Veneto al tempo del Petrarca L. Gargan; Part III. Methods of Teaching and Scholarship: 8. Living with the Satirists B. Bischoff; 9. La lecture des auteurs classiques a l'ecole de Chartres durant la premiere moitie du XIIe siecle E. Jeauneau; 10. The Opus de Conscribendis Epistolis of Erasmus and the tradition of the Ars Epistolica A. Gerlo; 11. Humanism and humanist literature in the Low Countries before 1500 J. Ijsewijn; 12. The character of humanist philology E. J. Kenney; Part IV. The Influence of Classical Literature: 13. La Survie comparee des Confessions augustiniennes et de la Consolation boecienne P. Courcelle; 14. Classical influence on early Norse literature U. Dronke; 15. Poetic rivalries at the court of Charlemagne D. Schaller; 16. Functions of classical borrowing in medieval Latin verse E. P. M. Dronke; 17. Sallust in the Middle Ages B. Smalley; 18. Momus and the nature of Humanism J. H. Whitfield; 19. Toni ed echi ovidiani nella poesia di Giano Pannonio T. Kardos; Part V. The Influence of Classical Ideas: 20. Later Platonism and its influences A. H. Armstrong; 21. Le commentaire ordonne du monde dans quelques sommes scientifiques des XIIe et XIIIe siecles S. Viarre; 22. Petrarch and the transmission of classical elements C. N. J. Mann; 23. Aspetti della vita contemplativa nel rinascimento itlaiano F. Schalk; 24. The conformity of Greek and the vernacular J. B. Trapp; Part VI. Classical Themes Common to Literature and Art and Classical Influences in Architecture: 25. Personification E. H. Gombrich; 26. Criticism and praise of the Pantheon in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance T. Buddensieg; 27. Quattrocento architecture and the antique: some problems H. Burns; Index.