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By Christoph Grellard, Frederique Lachaud

This publication is the 1st collective research of this significant determine within the highbrow and political lifetime of 12th-century Europe to seem for thirty years. in response to the newest examine, 13 contributions through major specialists within the box offer an outline of John of Salisbury’s position within the political debates that marked the reign of Henry II in England in addition to of his position within the historical past of the Church. They  Read more...

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But how did John perceive politics? Cary Nederman (“John of Salisbury’s Political Theory”) shows here how John strove to adapt elements from the classical tradition to the conditions of his time. In particular, he took up the idea that rulers and their agents ought to use their office for the public good. His considerations on virtues and vices in courts also tally with his political thought. And in the Policraticus his defence of tyrannicide logically proceeds from his conception of the res publica.

The influence of classical sources – often through the intermediary of florilegia – is also a notable feature of the way John of Salisbury writes: in recent decades this has been the subject of significant studies,75 in particular in order to clarify 74 75 Aristotle’s Concept of Virtue in the Twelfth Century,” Parergon, n. , 7 (1989), 55–75; idem, “Nature, Ethics and the Doctrine of Habitus: Aristotelian Moral Psychology in the Twelfth Century,” Traditio 45 (l989/90), 87–110; idem, “Beyond Aristotelianism and Stoicism: John of Salisbury’s Skepticism and Moral Reasonning in the Twelfth Century,” in István P.

Mélanges offerts en hommage à Jacques Verger par ses anciens étudiants (Paris, 2011), pp. 293–328. John Of Salisbury And The Schools Of The 12th century 35 As the third of the mechanical arts, navigation consists above all in commerce, understood in the broad sense of communication between goods and people. In these new conditions, travel for the sake of study was distinguished by all the virtues, given that it was driven by a disinterested search for knowledge and as such could lead to exaltation of the Church.

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