Networks of Learning

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Sita Steckel, Niels Gaul, Michael Grünbart (Eds.)

Perspectives on Scholars in Byzantine East and Latin West, c. 1000-1200

ISBN 978-3-643-90457-7
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2014
Seiten 392
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Byzantinistische Studien und Texte


Cultures of learning and practices of education in the
Middle Ages are drawing renewed attention, and recent
approaches are questioning the traditional boundaries of
institutional and intellectual history. The volume assembles
contributions on both Byzantine and Latin learned culture,
and aims to locate medieval scholars in their religious and
political contexts instead of studying them in a framework
of ’schools‘. Eleven contributions on eastern and western
scholars offer complementary perspectives on scholars and
their work, discussing the symbolic and discursive
construction of religious and intellectual authority,
practices of networking and adaptations of knowledge

Sita Steckel is Junior Professor of Medieval
History at the University of Münster and author of a study
on `cultures of teaching‘ in the early and high middle ages.

Niels Gaul is Associate Professor of Byzantine Studies at
CEU Budapest, with an interest in Byzantine scholarship,
especially the societal functions of rhetoric.

Michael Grünbart is Associate Professor of Byzantine Studies
at the University of Münster. He is currently working on the
image of Byzantine aristocracy and preparing an introduction
to the function of letters and words in Byzantine daily