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Edited by Rotraud Hansberger, M. Afifi al-Haytham, and Charles Burnett
June 25, 2012
CONTENTSPrefaceGalen and al-Rāzī on time / Peter AdamsonThe Ḥikam or aphorisms of al-Ghazālī: some examples / M. Afifi al-AkitiSome Syriac pseudo-platonic curiosities / Sebastian BrockAl-Jāḥiẓ on Aṣḥāb al-Jahālāt and the Jahmiyya / Patricia CroneJawhar and Dhāt in some medieval Arabic philosophers (or, on 'Dhis and Dhat') / Julian FaultlessLe scepticisme et sa réfutation selon al-Malāḥimī / Charles GenequandMediating the medium: the Arabic Plotinus on vision / Rotraud HansbergerShīʹī views of the death of the Prophet Muḥammad / Etan KohlbergNaṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī's exposition of mayl / Y. Tzvi LangermannʻĪsā ibn ʻUmayr's Ibāḍī theology and Donatist Christian thought / Wilferd MadelungThe absurdaties of infinite time: Shahrastānī's critique...
Edited by Dilwyn Knox and Nuccio Ordine
December 12, 2011
The essays collected in this volume have been written by friends and colleagues in memory of Giovanni Aquilecchia, Professor of Italian at the University of London. They cover a wide range of subjects, reflecting Aquilecchia’s interests in Giordano Bruno, Pietro Aretino, Torquato Tasso and Renaissance learning and literature in general. They are all works of original scholarship, with new insights into the subjects that they treat. The volume includes a biographical essay by Laura Lepschy and Dilwyn Knox. Most were delivered in a preliminary form at a conference held at the Warburg Institute in memory of Aquilecchia.
Edited by Charles Burnett and Peter Dronke
July 31, 1998
This volume offers a comprehensive view of Hildegard of Bingen's manifold achievements, her intellectual background and her reception in the later Middle Ages. It brings together, with full documentation, the contributions of an international group of medievalists, from diverse disciplines, to the colloquium held at the Warburg Institute on 17– 18 November 1995.Three of the essays are devoted to the cultural landscape in which Hildegard lived and worked – her relation to the writings of the Fathers, to the schools of her own time, and to the prophetic tradition. Two others examine how, after Hildegard's death, she came to be revered as saint and prophet, and two shed new light on the transmission of her manuscripts and of the illuminations...
Edited by Rembrandt Duits and Francois Quiviger
March 1, 2010
Jean Seznec's La survivance des dieux antiques was first published at the Warburg Institute in 1940 and translated into English as The Survival of the Pagan Gods in 1953 It is a classic survey of the afterlife of the deities of classical Antiquity in art and literature during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This volume of essays is the product of a conference held at the Warburg Institute in 2004, in collaboration with the French research group Polymnia. It presents the current state of scholarship regarding a number of the themes set out by Seznec, covering areas from medieval astronomy to sixteenth-century allegory, and charting the course of the long-term iconographical traditions of mythological figures as well as discussing...
Edited by Jacques Fontaine and J.N. Hillgarth
November 1, 1992
This is a record of an Anglo-French colloquium held at the Warburg Institute in July 1988. The chief preoccupations were the interaction of the Christian religion with 7th-century society and the passage of Latin literature from the Mediterranean to the Celts and Anglo-Saxons.
Edited by Charles Burnett and Pedro Mantas-España
June 2, 2014
The first volume of the Arabica Veritas series contains sixteen papers divided between two sections, dealing respectively with beliefs and practices characterising the Late Antique period before the emergence of the new order of Islam in the Near East, and with the cultural issues within Islam and in Christian Europe, especially after the impact of Arabic writings. Most of the papers edited here were first presented at the International Seminar on Cultural Transfer of Knowledge in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, held in November 2012 at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Córdoba, as an opening academic activity of the Córdoba Near Eastern Research Unit (CNERU). Table of Contents Review of this volume: by...