Lezing 'The Tradition of the Middle Byzantine Philosophical Works: a Sociological Approach'

Voor wie
Medewerkers
Wanneer
26-05-2022 van 09:00 tot 10:00
Waar
Livestream
Voertaal
Engels
Door wie
Andy Hilkens and Giorgia Nicosia ( Department of History) & Valentina Duca and Dan Batovici (KU Leuven)
Contact
Andy.Hilkens@UGent.be
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Lecture by Michele Trizio (Università degli Studi di Bari) about his research into Middle Byzantine philosophy

Abstract:

My presentation discusses the cultural, social and material factors involved in the production and circulation of philosophical works in the Middle Byzantine period (843-1204). Most scientific and philosophical works written in this period, in particular those written between 11th and 12th century, have come down to us in later manuscripts produced in 14th century. The vast majority of 11th and 12th century manuscripts preserved these works, including the authors' autographs, are now lost. Accordingly, I shall briefly sketch the possible reasons lurking behind this problematic textual tradition. In particular I will focus from a sociological point of view on crucial issues such as the modus operandi of the Byzantine philosophers in this period, the intended audience of their works and the cultural and social preoccupation that determined the later fortune of their works.

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