Paganism In The Middle Ages: Threat And Fascination by Carlos SteelPaganism In The Middle Ages: Threat And Fascination by Carlos Steel

Paganism In The Middle Ages: Threat And Fascination

EditorCarlos Steel, John Marenbon, Werner Verbeke

Paperback | September 30, 2013

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In this volume, the persistence, resurgence, threat, fascination, and repression of various forms of pagan culture are studied in an interdisciplinary perspective from late antiquity to the upcoming Renaissance. The contributions deal with the survival of pagan beliefs and practices as well as with the Christianization of pagan rural populations and with the different strategies of oppression of pagan beliefs. They deal with the problems raised by the encounter with pagan cultures outside the Muslim world and examine how philosophers attempted to "save" the great philosophers and poets from ancient culture notwithstanding their paganism. The contributors also study the fascination of classic "pagan" culture among friars in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the imitation of pagan models of virtue and mythology in Renaissance poetry.

Contributors: Carlos Steel, KU Leuven–University of Leuven; John Marenbon, Trinity College, Cambridge; Ludo Milis, University of Ghent; Marc-André Wagner, Brigitte Meijns, University of Leuven; Rob Meens, University of Utrecht; Edina Bozoky, Université de Poitiers; Henryk Anzulewicz, Albertus-Magnus Institut, Bonn; Robrecht Lievens, KU Leuven–University of Leuven; Stefano Pittaluga, Università di Genova; Anna Akasoy, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum

Carlos Steel is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Philosophy and former President of the Institute of Medieval Studies, University of Leuven. John Marenbon is Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge and Honorary Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Werner Verbeke is Professor Emeritus i...
Title:Paganism In The Middle Ages: Threat And FascinationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.4 × 6.3 × 0.27 inPublished:September 30, 2013Publisher:Leuven University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9058679330

ISBN - 13:9789058679338

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Table of Contents


The Spooky Heritage of Ancient Paganisms

Carlos STEEL
De-paganizing Philosophy

A Problem of Paganism

Albertus Magnus über die philosophi theologizantes und die natürlichen Voraussetzungen postmortaler Glückseligkeit: Versuch einer Bestandsaufname

Marc-André WAGNER
Le cheval dans les croyances germaniques entre paganisme et christianisme

Brigitte MEIJNS
Martyrs, Relics and Holy Places: The Christianization of the Countryside in the Archdiocese of Rheims during the Merovingian Period

Paganisme et culte des reliques: le topos du sang vivifiant la végétation

Thunder over Lyon: Agobard, the tempestarii and Christianity

Robrecht LIEVENS
The 'pagan' Dirc van Delf

Callimaco Esperiente e il paganesimo

Paganism and Islam: Medieval Arabic Literature on Religions in West Africa