By Henry Mayr-Harting
how and with what matters probably the most vital books of the Latin West have been learn in Bruno's and Ruotger's Cologne. those comprise Pope Gregory the Great's Letters, Prudentius's Psychomachia, Boethius's mathematics, and Martianus Capella's Marriage of Philology and Mercury. The writing in the
margins of the manuscripts, along with enlarging our photograph of pondering in Cologne in itself, may be drawn into comparability with the outlook of Ruotger.
Exploring how designated Cologne used to be, in comparison with different centres, Henry Mayr-Harting brings out an abruptly powerful thread of Platonism within the tenth-century mind. The ebook features a serious version of potentially the earliest surviving, and hitherto unpublished, set of glosses to Boethius's mathematics, with an in depth examine in their content.
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