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The Past as an Object of Faith. History and Philosophy in Medieval Thought

Author(s): Krzysztof Pomian
Subject(s): Philosophy, Middle Ages, 6th to 12th Centuries, 13th to 14th Centuries, 15th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: medieval European history; medieval chronicles; historiography; Middle Ages
Summary/Abstract: A cross-sectional look at the structure of medieval thinking, in particular considering its impact on historiography. The author shows, using among others the example of two medieval chronicles and their later reception, how in the Middle Ages the Augustinian attitude to dealing with sources (the absolutisation of first-hand testimony) turned into admitting the interference of reason, which laid the foundations for future historical studies.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2825-8
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-0548-8
  • Page Count: 396
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: Polish