Intellectual Culture in Medieval Paris Hardback

Theologians and the University, C.1100-1330

by Ian P. Wei;

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Intellectual Culture in Medieval Paris

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In the thirteenth century, the University of Paris emerged as a complex community with a distinctive role in society. This book explores the relationship between contexts of learning and the ways of knowing developed within them, focusing on twelfth-century schools and monasteries, as well as the university. By investigating their views on money, marriage and sex, Ian Wei reveals the complexity of what theologians had to say about the world around them. He analyses the theologians' sense of responsibility to the rest of society and the means by which they tried to communicate and assert their authority. In the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, however, their claims to authority were challenged by learned and intellectually sophisticated women and men who were active outside as well as inside the university and who used the vernacular - an important phenomenon in the development of the intellectual culture of medieval Europe.

Intellectual Culture in Medieval Paris by Ian P. Wei was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2012. The ISBN for Intellectual Culture in Medieval Paris is 9781107009691.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (May 2012)
Number of Pages462
Thickness25 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4027432
Page last updated 24th May 2018
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