Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, ed. Irene Caiazzo, Constantinos Macris, Aurélien Robert, Leiden-Boston: Brill, xv-495 p. (series “Brill’s Companions to the Classical Reception”, 24).

Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, ed. Irene Caiazzo, Constantinos Macris, Aurélien Robert, Leiden-Boston: Brill, xv-495 p. (series “Brill’s Companions to the Classical Reception”, 24).

 
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Une vaste palette de spécialistes offre une vue d’ensemble de la réception des idées pythagoriciennes au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance, en apportant un éclairage nouveau, notamment sur le “Pythagore médiéval” de l’Occident latin, qui a été peu étudié. Ils explorent également la survie du pythagorisme dans les cultures arabe, juive et perse, adoptant ainsi une perspective multiculturelle. Leur souci commun est de détecter les sources de cette réception, et de suivre leur circulation dans des aires linguistiques diverses. Le lecteur peut ainsi avoir une vision panoramique des grands thèmes appartenant à l’héritage pythagoricien – philosophie des nombres et sciences du quadrivium ; éthique et mode de vie ; théologie, métaphysique et âme – jusqu’au début de l’époque moderne.
 
A wide range of specialists provide a comprehensive overview of the reception of Pythagorean ideas in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, shedding new light especially on the understudied ‘Medieval Pythagoras’ of the Latin West. They also explore the survival of Pythagoreanism in the Arabic, Jewish, and Persian cultures, thus adopting a multicultural perspective. Their common concern is to detect the sources of this reception, and to follow their circulation in diverse linguistic areas. The reader can thus have a panoramic view of the major themes belonging to the Pythagorean heritage – number philosophy and the sciences of the quadrivium; ethics and way of life; theology, metaphysics and the soul – until the Early Modern times
 
 
 

 
Table des matières / Table of contents
 

Introduction.
Pythagoras, from Late Antiquity to Early Modernity. A Multicultural Approach
      Irene Caiazzo, Constantinos Macris and Aurélien Robert

Part 1: Pythagorean Number Theory and the Quadrivium

1 Pythagoras and the Quadrivium from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages
  Cecilia Panti

2 Music and the Pythagorean Tradition from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages
  Andrew Hicks

3 Nicomachean Number Theory in Arabic and Persian Scholarly Literature
  Sonja Brentjes

4 The Tribulations of the Introduction to Arithmetic from Greek to Hebrew Via Syriac and Arabic. Nicomachus of Gerasa, Ḥabib Ibn Bahrīz, al-Kindī, and Qalonymos ben Qalonymos
  Gad Freudenthal

5 Medieval Jewish Pythagoreanism. Remarks on Maimonides and on Sefer Melakhim
  Tzvi Langermann

Part 2: Pythagorean Way(s) of Life, East and West

6 Popular Pythagoreanism in the Arabic Tradition. Between Biography and Gnomology
  Anna Izdebska

7 Pythagoras’ Ethics and the Pythagorean Way of Life in the Middle Ages
  Aurélien Robert

Part 3: Theology, Metaphysics and the Soul

8 Pythagoras’ Philosophy of Unity as a Precursor of Islamic Monotheism. Pseudo-Ammonius and Related Sources
  Daniel De Smet

9 The “Brethren of Purity” and the Pythagorean Tradition
  Carmela Baffioni

10 “Pythagoras’ Mistake”. The Transmigration of Souls in the Latin Middle Ages and Beyond
  Irene Caiazzo

11 Pythagoras Latinus. Aquinas’ Interpretation of Pythagoreanism in His Aristotelian Commentaries
  Marta Borgo and Iacopo Costa

12 Latin Christian Neopythagorean Theology. A Speculative Summa
  David Albertson

Part 4: New Trends in Early Modern Pythagoreanism

13 Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism in the Renaissance. Philosophical and Religious Itineraries from Pico to Brucker
  Denis J.-J. Robichaud

14 Pythagorean Number Mysticism in the Renaissance. An Overview
  Jean-Pierre Brach


 


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parimed (2021, 13 décembre). Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, ed. Irene Caiazzo, Constantinos Macris, Aurélien Robert, Leiden-Boston: Brill, xv-495 p. (series “Brill’s Companions to the Classical Reception”, 24). Pariscope médiéval. Consulté le 21 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/soow