Medieval Essays (The Works of Christopher Dawson)


Medieval Essays (The Works of Christopher Dawson)

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Introduction by John Boyle. The Times Literary Supplement said of the original edition: "These essays, though concerned with topics derived from a remote past, are designed to display the relevance of those topics to the problems and controversies of the present.

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A comprehensive collection of essays from the Middle Ages, this text ranges from the fateful days of the late Roman Empire to the final destruction of Byzantium, from the rise of Islam to the flowering of western vernacular literature, from missions to China to the caliphs of Egypt, from the tragedy of Christian Armenia to complex religious realities of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Spain, from philosophy to literature, theology to natural science.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       vii
John F. Boyle
Acknowledgments 3 (2)
The Study of Christian Culture 5 (10)
The Christian East and the Oriental 15 (13)
Background of Christian Culture
The Christian West and the Fall of the Empire 28 (21)
The Sociological Foundations of Medieval 49 (18)
Church and State in the Middle Ages 67 (17)
The Theological Development of Medieval 84 (19)
The Moslem West and the Oriental Background 103(15)
of Later Medieval Culture
The Scientific Development of Medieval Culture 118(25)
The Literary Development of Medieval Culture 143(17)
The Feudal Society and the Christian Epic 160(23)
The Origins of the Romantic Tradition 183(23)
The Vision of Piers Plowman 206(29)
Index 235