Late Ancient Knowing: Explorations in Intellectual History by Catherine M. Chin,Moulie Vidas

By Catherine M. Chin,Moulie Vidas

during this selection of essays, students from various disciplines discover the job of understanding in past due antiquity via targeting 13 significant suggestions from the highbrow, social, political, and cultural heritage of the interval. They ask questions about each one of those strategies: what did overdue historical humans learn about them, and the way was once that wisdom expressed in people’s actions? past due historic Knowing integrates highbrow historical past, post-structuralist literary concept, and up to date tendencies in cognitive technology to check the ways in which old thought-worlds either formed person lives and have been in flip formed through the activities of people. each one bankruptcy treats its major notion as an issue either one of wisdom and of perform or habit. the result's a richly imagined description of the way humans of this time understood and navigated their international, from shuttle during the nation-state and encounters with demons to philosophical drugs and the etiquette of imperial courts.

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