Interpreting Proclus : From Antiquity to the Renaissance, Hardback Book

Interpreting Proclus : From Antiquity to the Renaissance Hardback

Edited by Stephen (University of Notre Dame, Indiana) Gersh


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.




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