Interpreting Proclus : From Antiquity to the Renaissance Hardback
This is the first book to provide an account of the influence of Proclus, a member of the Athenian Neoplatonic School, during more than one thousand years of European history (c.500-1600).
Proclus was the most important philosopher of late antiquity, a dominant (albeit controversial) voice in Byzantine thought, the second most influential Greek philosopher in the later western Middle Ages (after Aristotle), and a major figure (together with Plotinus) in the revival of Greek philosophy in the Renaissance.
Proclus was also intensively studied in the Islamic world of the Middle Ages and was a major influence on the thought of medieval Georgia.
The volume begins with a substantial essay by the editor summarizing the entire history of Proclus' reception.
This is followed by the essays of more than a dozen of the world's leading authorities in the various specific areas covered.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 417 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 15/09/2014
- Category: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
- ISBN: 9780521198493