1st Edition

Medieval Scholarship Biographical Studies on the Formation of a Discipline: Religion and Art

Edited By Helen Helen Damico Copyright 2000
    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is the third of a three-volume set on medieval scholarship that presents original biographical essays on scholars whose work has shaped medieval studies for the past four hundred years. A companion to Volume 1: History and Volume 2: Literature and Philology, Volume 3: Philosophy and the Arts covers the lives of twenty eminent individuals-from Victor Cousin (1792-1867) to Georges Chehata Anawati (1905-1994) in Philosophy; from H.J.W. Tillyard (1881-1968) to Gustave Reese (1899-1977) in Music; and from Alois Riegl (1858-1905) to Louis Grodecki (1910-1982) in Art History-whose subjects were the art, music, and philosophical thought of Europe between 500-1500. The scholars of medieval philosophy strove to identify the nexus of philosophical truth, whether they were engaged in the clash of the Christian church and secular republicanism as reflected in the tension between theology and philosophy, in addressing the conflicting perceptions of Muslim identity, or in defining Jewish philosophical theology in non-Jewish culture. Medieval musicologists, who are included as the subjects of the essays, pioneered or recontextualized traditional views on the definition of music as subject matter, on the relationship between music and philosophical concepts, on interpretative distinctions between secular and sacred music, monophony and polyphony, and concepts of form and compositional style. The art historians treated in this volume not only overturn the view of medieval art as an aesthetic decline from classical art, but they demonstrate the continual development of form and style inclusive of minor and major arts, in textiles, architecture and architectural sculpture, manuscripts, ivory carvings, and stained glass. The philosophers, musicologists, and art historians who appear in Volume 3 worked in three newly-emerging disciplines largely of nineteenth-century origin. In their distinguished and extraordinary output of energy in scholarly and academic arenas, they contributed significantly to the emergence and formation of medieval studies as the prime discipline of historical inquiry into and hence the key to understanding of the human experience.

    Part I Philosophy; Chapter 1 Introduction, Marcia L. Colish; Chapter 2 Victor Cousin, John Marenbon; Chapter 3 Pierre Duhem, John E. Murdoch; Chapter 4 Maurice De Wulf, † Fernand Van Steenberghen; Chapter 5 Martin Grabmann, Philipp W. Rosemann; Chapter 6 Étienne Gilson, † Edward A. Synan; Chapter 7 Harry Austryn Wolfson, Arthur Hyman; Chapter 8 Marie-Dominique Chenu, André Duval, Jean Jolivet; Chapter 9 Philotheus Boehner, Gedeon Gál† Fr.; Chapter 10 Georges Chehata Anawati, David B. Burrell, Charles E. Butterworth, Patrick D. Gaffneyy; Part II Musicology; Chapter 11 Introduction, Nancy van Deusen; Chapter 12 Henry Julius Wetenhall Tillyard, Diane Touliatos; Chapter 13 Egon Wellesz, Miloš Velimirovi?; Chapter 14 Jacques Samuel Handschin, Keith E. Mixter; Chapter 15 Bruno Stäblein, Charles M. Atkinson; Chapter 16 Gustave Reese, Theodore Karp; Part III Art History; Chapter 17 Introduction, W. Eugene Kleinbauer; Chapter 18 Alois Riegl, Margaret Olin; Chapter 19 Adolph Goldschmidt, Kathryn Brush; Chapter 20 Henri Focillon, Walter Cahn; Chapter 21 Arthur Kingsley Porter, Linda Seidel; Chapter 22 Sirarpie Der Nersessian, Nina G. Garsoïan; Chapter 23 Louis Grodecki, Madeline H. Caviness;


    Helen Damico, Donald Fennema, Karmen Lenz