Networks of Learning

Perspectives on Scholars in Byzantine East and Latin West, c. 1000-1200

Edited by: Sita Steckel, Niels Gaul, Michael Grunbart

Cultures of learning and practices of education in the Middle Ages are drawing renewed attention, and recent approaches are questioning the traditional boundaries of institutional and intellectual history. This book assembles contributions on both Byzantine and Latin learned culture, and locates medieval scholars in their religious and political contexts, instead of studying them in a framework of 'schools.' The contributions offer complementary perspectives on scholars and their work, discussing the symbolic and discursive construction of religious and intellectual authority, practices of networking, and adaptations of knowledge formations. (Series: Byzantinistische Studies and Texts / Byzantinistische Studien und Texte - Vol. 6) [Subject: Medieval Studies, History, Education]

200 pages

Publication Date: 12/3/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643904577