C. Burnett, J. Meirinhos, J. Hamesse
Continuities and disruptions between the
Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Proceedings of the colloquium held at the Warburg Institute,
15-16 June 2007, jointly organised by the Warburg Institute and
the Gabinete de Filosofia Medieval / edited by
José Meirinhos, Jacqueline Hamesse .-
Louvain-la Neuve : Brepols 2009
(Textes et Etudes du Moyen Âge 48)
191 p., EUR 39.00
explores the question of continuities and disruptions between the
Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Rather than addressing the
question in a general way, it brings together a number of case
studies, dealing with the changing interest in, and knowledge of
Stoicism, the variations in the manuscripts of medical texts, the
changing emphases within the penitential genres of 'Mirrors',
developments in the philosophy of love and in attitudes towards
pagans, and the transformation of the art of disputation between
the Middle Ages and Renaissance. One article considers the
interpretation by a Renaissance scholar (Girolamo Cardano) of the
ideas of a medieval scholar (Pietro d'Abano) concerning nature and
demons, while another looks at the 16th-century School of
Salamanca as a synthesis of the two periods. These papers were
originally presented at the second colloquium of the Fédération
Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales with the same
title, organised jointly by two institutes that embody between
them Renaissance and Medieval Studies: the Warburg Institute of
London, and the Gabinete de Filosofia Medieval of Porto.
The volume includes papers by J. Marenbon (Cambridge), G. Giglioni
(London), J. Kraye (London), O. Merisalo (Jyväskylä), S.
Orrego-Sánchez (Santiago de Chile), A. Passot-Mannooretonil
(Paris), J. J. Vila-Chã (Braga) and O. Weijers (Den Haag).