Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 400-1400

Author(s): 
Colish, Marcia
ISBN: 
0300071426
Date published: 
February 1999
Hardback
Price: 
£35.00
Pages: 
400

This magisterial book is an analysis of the course of Western intellectual history between 400 and 1400 A.D. The book is arranged in two parts: the first surveys the comparative modes of thought and varying success of Byzantine, Latin-Christian and Muslim cultures, and the second takes the reader from the eleventh-century revival of learning to the high Middle Ages and beyond, the period in which the vibrancy of Western intellectual culture enabled it to stamp its imprint well beyond the frontiers of Christendom.