The Envy Of Angels: Cathedral Schools And Social Ideals In Medieval Europe, 950-1200 by C. Stephen JaegerThe Envy Of Angels: Cathedral Schools And Social Ideals In Medieval Europe, 950-1200 by C. Stephen Jaeger

The Envy Of Angels: Cathedral Schools And Social Ideals In Medieval Europe, 950-1200

byC. Stephen Jaeger

Paperback | August 11, 2000

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Before the rise of universities, cathedral schools educated students in a course of studies aimed at perfecting their physical presence, their manners, and their eloquence. The formula of cathedral schools was "letters and manners" (litterae et mores), which asserts a pedagogic program as broad as the modern "letters and science." The main instrument of what C. Stephen Jaeger calls "charismatic pedagogy" was the master's personality, his physical presence radiating a transforming force to his students. In The Envy of Angels, Jaeger explores this intriguing chapter in the history of ideas and higher learning and opens a new view of intellectual and social life in eleventh- and early twelfth-century Europe.

C. Stephen Jaeger is Professor of Germanics and Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. He is the author of Ennobling Love: In Search of a Lost Sensibility and The Origins of Courtliness: Civilizing Trends and the Formation of Courtly Ideals, 939-1210, both published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
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Title:The Envy Of Angels: Cathedral Schools And Social Ideals In Medieval Europe, 950-1200Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.39 inPublished:August 11, 2000Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0812217454

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"Jaeger has brought together an impressive collection of documents that few know and understand as well as he."—Speculum