By Christoph Grellard, Frederique Lachaud

This ebook is the 1st collective learn of this significant determine within the highbrow and political lifetime of 12th-century Europe to seem for thirty years. according to the most recent learn, 13 contributions through top specialists within the box supply an summary of John of Salisbury’s position within the political debates that marked the reign of Henry II in England in addition to of his position within the historical past of the Church. They  Read more...

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Chartres, 1994); Reginald L. Poole, Illustrations of the History of Medieval Thought and Learning (London, 19202, repr. New York, 1960), pp. 95–115; idem, Studies in the Chronology and History (Oxford, 1934), pp. 223–247. 4 There are few studies seeking to situate John in the educational context of his time. The best studies are still those of Klaus Guth, Johannes von Salisbury (1115/20–1180). Studien zur Kirchen-, Kultur- und Sozialgeschichte Westeuropas im 12. Jahrhundert (St. Ottilien, 1978), pp.

30–35. Ibid. 10, p. 71, ll. 35–40. John Of Salisbury And The Schools Of The 12th century 39 quick at those things that I had been taught. Then, coming back to myself and assessing my own capacities, I took myself, by permission of my teachers, to the grammarian of Conches. ”29 Frustratingly, John does not reveal where William of Conches was teaching, whether it was at Chartres, or Paris or some other location. John’s silence on the matter has opened up a major debate about whether he studied at Chartres and the extent to which he was influenced by its intellectual traditions.

Yukio Iwakuma et Sten Ebbesen, “Logico-Theological Schools from the Second Half of the 12th Century: A List of Sources,” Vivarium 30 (1992), 173–210. Verger, “Une étape dans le renouveau,” p. 126; idem, “Des écoles du xiie siècle aux premières universités: réussites et échecs,” in Ángel J. , Renovación intelectual del Occidente Europeo (siglo xii). Actas de la XXIV Semana de Estudios Medievales de Estella. 14 al 18 de julio de 1997 (Pamplona 1998), pp. 249–273, at p. 262. 20 John of Salisbury is a major witness in the Metalogicon to these changes, as much with regard to the quality of his observations as because of the way his account has shaped modern historiography of the schools.

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