GOD AND REASON IN THE MIDDLE AGES

EDWARD GRANT
408pp 2001 LIST PRICE: £27.99 (P) H206

Quantity:

£16.95

You Save40%
Description
Between 1100 and 1600, the emphasis on reason in the learning and intellectual life of Western Europe became more pervasive and widespread than ever before in the history of human civilisation. With the advent of the university in 1200, reason had a foundation, a point from which it could become institutionalised and deeply embedded, eventually becoming a permanent feature of Western culture. The object of this book is twofold: to describe how reason was manifested in the curriculum of medieval universities, especially in the subjects of logic, natural philosophy and theology; and to explain how the Middle Ages acquired an undeserved reputation as an age of superstition, barbarism and unreason.