Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series

Kjaer, Lars

Cambridge University Press

08/2019

236

Dura

Inglês

9781108424028

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This interdisciplinary study explores how classical ideals of generosity influenced the writing and practice of gift giving in medieval Europe. Focusing on classical texts, such as those by Seneca the Younger and Cicero, Lars Kjaer reveals how historians have underestimated the influence of classical literature and philosophy on medieval culture.
1. Introduction; 2. The gift in classical literature; 3. De Beneficiis in medieval contexts; 4. Writing generosity; 5. Sanctifying generosity; 6. Romancing generosity; 7. Performing generosity; Conclusion.
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