The legend of the Middle Ages : philosophical explorations of medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam /

Modern interpreters have variously cast the Middle Ages as a benighted past from which the West had to evolve and, more recently, as the model for a potential future of intercultural dialogue and tolerance. The Legend of the Middle Ages cuts through such oversimplifications to reconstruct a complica...

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Main Author: Brague, Rémi, 1947-
Format: Book
Published:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Translator's Note
  • Interview
  • Part I. Generalities
  • 1. The Lessons of the Middle Ages
  • 2. The Meaning and Value of Philosophy in the Three Medieval Cultures
  • 3. Just How Is Islamic Philosophy Islamic?
  • Part II. Common Themes
  • 4. Is Physics Interesting? Some Responses from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • 5. The Flesh: A Medieval Model of Subjectivity
  • 6. The Denial of Humanity: On the Judgment "Those People Are Not Men" in Some Ancient and Medieval Texts
  • Part III. Comparisons
  • 7. Three Muslim Views of the Christian City
  • 8. The Jihad of the Philosophers
  • Part IV. Filiations
  • 9. Inclusion and Digestion: Two Models of Cultural Appropriation, in Response to a Question of Hans-Georg Gadamer (Tubingen, September 3, 1996)
  • 10. The Interpreter: Reflections on Arabic Translations
  • 11. The Entry of Aristotle in Europe: The Arab Intermediary
  • 12. The Extra-European Sources of Philosophic Europe
  • Part V. Pricked Balloons
  • 13. Some Mediterranean Myths
  • 14. Was There Any Dialogue between Religions in the Middle Ages?
  • 15. Geocentrism as the Humiliation of Man
  • 16. Was Averroes a "Good Guy"?
  • Appendix: Original Texts
  • Notes
  • Index

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