The Discovery of the Individual 1050-1200 by Colin MorrisThe Discovery of the Individual 1050-1200 by Colin Morris

The Discovery of the Individual 1050-1200

byColin Morris


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Colin Morris traces the origin of the concept of the individual, not to the Renaissance where it is popularly assumed to have been invented, but farther back, to the spirituality and intellectually dynamic world of Europe in the twelfth century. First published in 1972.

Colin Morris is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton and Supernumary Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.
Title:The Discovery of the Individual 1050-1200Format:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.57 inPublisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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ISBN - 10:0802066658

ISBN - 13:9780802066657

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In this book Professor Morris presents a scholarly reappraisal of the origins of a concept which we have come to take for granted as an essential attribute of Western Christian society, that of the individual. He traces this back to the rich, mobile civilization of medieval Europe in the twelfth century. It is perhaps surprising that, in spite of the many specialized works have contributed to our understanding of medieval civilization, so many misconceptions persist about its character.