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John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Irene O'Daly

Abstract

John of Salisbury (c. 1120–80) is a key figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. A student at the cosmopolitan schools of medieval Paris, an associate of Thomas Becket and an acute commentator on society and rulership, his works and letters give unique insights into the political culture of this period. This volume reassesses the influence of classical sources on John’s political writings, investigating how he accessed and used the ideas of his ancient predecessors. By looking at his quotations from and allusions to classical works, O’Daly shows that John not only borrowed the vocabulary of ... More

Keywords: History of education, Political thought, Stoicism, Classical revival, Textual transmission, Manuscripts, Twelfth-century renaissance, Rulership, Virtues, Moderation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526109491
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irene O'Daly, author
Researcher at Huygens ING (De Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen), Amsterdam