Medieval Scholarship: Biographical Studies on the Formation of a Discipline: History - Garland Library of Medieval Literature (Hardback)Helen Damico (editor), Joseph B. Zavadil (editor)
Hardback 380 Pages
Surveying the development of medieval scholarship through biography, this volume contains 23 original essays on scholars whose work shaped medieval historiography for the past 300 years. Their subject was Europe between 500 and 1500, and they labored to define that protean and multinational culture. Each of them pioneered or revolutionized traditional views on fields such as diplomatics (Mabillon); economic, social, and constitutional history (Power, Pirenne, Bloch, Stubbs, Waitz, Whitelock, Maitland); manuscript and archival studies (Delisle, Muratori); Jewish history and the history of Islam and Byzantium (von Grunebaum, Ostrogorsky); symbology and intellectual history (Kantorowicz, Schramm, Smalley); general and cultural history (Gibbon, Adams, Haskins, S nchez-Albornoz); and ecclesiastical history (Bolland, Lea) and the history of magic and science (Thorndike). Some of the scholars pioneered comparative and interdisciplinary studies; all published work that is still essential to our understanding of the past and, more important, the present.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 860 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 28 mm
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"Providing easily accessible biographical information...Very solidly done." -- Speculum
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