The Seven Liberal Arts (volume 11); A Study In Mediæval Culture

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byPaul Abelson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. Conclusion. The results of this study may be summarized as follows: The curriculum of the seven liberal arts was fully developed in the schools of the Roman Empire in the fourth century. Christianity triumphant over paganism found it necessary to appropriate to its own use the content of this curriculum and adopted it in its entirety, since secular studies would have a value for the Christian if the liberal education obtained through them could be made only a means towards an end, namely, a preparation for the higher study of theology. Although tradition, the characteristic spirit of the age, maintained this curriculum in its entirety throughout the middle ages, the quantity and quality of instruction in the various subjects did not remain the same throughout the period. In accordance with the needs of the times certain subjects were emphasized at certain times at the expense, though not to the entire neglect, of the other subjects. Thus, in the period before the twelfth century, the study of Latin literature was assiduously cultivated, partly because a knowledge of the Latin language and literature was essential to this time, the formative period of the middle ages, and partly because the other subjects of the curriculum--logic and the mathematical studies --had not yet sufficiently developed to make the instruction in them of any cultural value. Later, when correct thinking was the pre-requisite for a consideration of questions which occupied the minds of the thoughtful people--questions of theology and metaphysics--the study of logic came gradually to hold a commanding position in the scheme of education. Still later, towards the close of the middle ages, when with the advance of mathematical knowledge this subject began to occupy the minds of tho...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. Conclusion. The results of this study may be summarized as follows: The curriculum of the seven liberal arts was fully de...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217641075

ISBN - 13:9780217641074

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