A companion to John of Salisbury by Christoph Grellard, Frederique Lachaud

By Christoph Grellard, Frederique Lachaud

This e-book is the 1st collective learn of this significant determine within the highbrow and political lifetime of 12th-century Europe to seem for thirty years. in accordance with the newest examine, 13 contributions by means of prime specialists within the box supply an summary of John of Salisbury’s position within the political debates that marked the reign of Henry II in England in addition to of his position within the background of the Church. They  Read more...

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17 These urban schools also benefited from being established in rich dioceses which possessed numerous chapters, the means of maintaining masters and of welcoming students coming from all over the Latin world. Meanwhile, in this pre-university period, the success of these schools did not rest principally on a strong institutional organisation, but on the capacity of a master to attract students. If the master should die, the school would then fall back to a local level of being a centre for the education of diocesan clergy.

1 and 4. 35 Southern, “Humanism and the School of Chartres,” p. 83; Peter Dronke, “New Approaches to the School of Chartres,” Anuario de Estudios medievales 6 (1971), 117–140; Nikolaus Häring, “Chartres and Paris Revisited,” in J. , Essays in Honour of Anton Charles Pegis (Toronto, 1974), pp. 268–329; Roberto Giacone, “Masters, Books and Library at Chartres, according to the Cartularies of Notre-Dame and Saint-Père,” Vivarium 12 (1974), 30–51; Jeauneau, L’Âge d’or, pp. , Monde médiéval et société chartraine.

One would have to identify more clearly the loyalties and friendships he made during his educational years. Also in need of clarification is the nature of his relationships with Peter Abelard and Gilbert of Poitiers – although he professes to admire both. 53 This influence was certainly deeper than is usually 52 53 The Letters of John of Salisbury, ed. and trans. J. E. Butler, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1979 and 1986). John also seems to have followed Abelard’s example in his high estimation of the character of Trajan: Gordon Whatley, “The Uses of Hagiography: the Legend of Pope Gregory and the Emperor Trajan in the Middle Ages,” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 15 (1984), 25–63, esp.

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