Seeing and Being Seen in the Later Medieval World
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BeschreibungExplores the later medieval concept of seeing and being seen which led to a unique concept of self.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction; 1. Ponderare statera meditationis: self as self-presentation in early Dominican religious life; 2. The devil in human form: confession, deception and self-knowledge; 3. Peter of Limoges, perspectivist optics and the displacement of vision; 4. Normalizing error: Peter Aureol on the importance of appearances; 5. Probability and perspective: Nicholas of Autrecourt and the fragmentation of vision; Conclusion: Vision, promise deferral.
PortraitDallas G. Denery II is Assistant Professor of History at Bowdoin College. He was awarded an NEH Award for Summer 2004 and is a member of the Medieval Association of America.
Pressestimmen'... Seeing and Being Seen is a valuable work, both because it contributes to the important project of considering the confluence of science and religion and because it foregrounds otherwise little-known and under-utilised texts in the field of medieval epistemology.' Marginalia
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Medieval'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2005
Seitenanzahl: 218 Seiten