Byzantine Philosophy And Its Ancient Sources

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Byzantine Philosophy and Its Ancient Sources

Byzantine philosophy is an almost unexplored field. Being regarded either as mere scholars or as primarily religious thinkers, Byzantine philosophers have not been studied on their own philosophical merit. The eleven contributions in this volume, which cover most periods of Byzantine culture from the 4th to the 15th century, for the first time systematically investigate the attitude the Byzantines took towards the views of ancient philosophers, to uncover the distinctive character of Byzantine thought.


"...the present collection of essays is most welcome...all of the contributions are valuable studies...audiences will benefit from the bibliographies appended to each of the contributions...the book draws well-deserved attention to a too little known period in the history of Western philosophy."-- Michael Tkacz, Gonzaga University

About the Author
Katerina Ierodiakonou is a Tutorial Fellow at St Hugh's College, Oxford, and Assistant Professor at the National Technical University of Athens.

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