Neoplatonism in the Middle Ages, I. New Commentaries on Liber de causis (ca. 1250-1350); II. New Commentaries on Liber de causis and Elementatio theologica (ca.1350-1500)

One of the most important texts in the history of medieval philosophy, the Book of Causes was composed in Baghdad in the 9th century mainly from the Arabic translations of Proclus’ Elements of Theology. In the 12th century, it was translated from Arabic into Latin, but its importance in the Latin tradition was not properly studied until now, because only 6 commentaries on it were known. Our exceptional discovery of over 70 unpublished Latin commentaries mainly on the Book of Causes, but also on the Elements of Theology, prove, for the first time, that the two texts were widely disseminated and commented on throughout many European universities (Paris, Oxford, Erfurt, Krakow, Prague), from the 13th to the 16th century. These two volumes provide 14 editions (partial or complete) of the newly discovered commentaries, and yield, through historical and philosophical analyses, new and essential insights into the influence of Greek and Islamic Neoplatonism in the Latin philosophical traditions.

Series: Studia Artistarum 42.1-2
2 vol., 983 p., 156 x 234 mm, 2016, PB, ISBN 978-2-503-55474-7, € 100

Table of Contents

D. Calma (ed.), Neoplatonism in the Middle Ages. I. New Commentaries on Liber de Causis (ca. 1250-1350)

D. Calma, Introduction

I. Székely and D. Calma, Le commentaire d’un maître parisien conservé à Erfurt
M. Maga, Remarques sur le commentaire au Liber de causis attribué à Pierre d’Auvergne
I. Costa, M. Borgo, The Questions of Radulphus Brito (?) on the Liber de causis
A. Baneu, D. Calma, Le commentaire sur le Liber de causis de Jean de Mallinges
D. Carron, A Theological Reading of the Liber de Causisat the Turn of the Fourteenth Century: The Example of William of Leus
A. Baneu, D. Calma, The Glose super Librum de Causis and the Exegetical Tradition


D. Calma (ed.), Neoplatonism in the Middle Ages. II. New Commentaries on Liber de Causis and Elementatio Theologica (ca. 1350-1450)

D. Calma, Introduction

D. Calma, A Medieval Companion to Aristotle. John Krosbein and his Paraphrase of Liber de Causis
F. Retucci, Sententia Procli alti philosophi. Notes on an Anonymous Commentary on Proclus’ Elementatio Theologica
M. Meliadò, Le Questiones super Librum de causis attribuite a Johannes Wenck. Concezione, fonti e tradizione manoscritta del commento
D. Calma, I. Szekely, Causality and Causation in Henry of Geismar’s Questio de quolibet
A. Baumgarten, Theologia philosophorum parcialis. Un commentaire sur le Liber de causis
L. Miolo, Liber de causis in librariam. Pour une mise en perspective du Liber de causis dans la bibliothèque du collège de Sorbonne