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By Christoph Grellard, Frederique Lachaud

This publication is the 1st collective research of this significant determine within the highbrow and political lifetime of 12th-century Europe to seem for thirty years. in response to the newest learn, 13 contributions by means of prime specialists within the box offer 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 historical past of the Church. They  Read more...

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John Of Salisbury And The Schools Of The 12th century 39 quick at those things that I had been taught. Then, coming back to myself and assessing my own capacities, I took myself, by permission of my teachers, to the grammarian of Conches. ”29 Frustratingly, John does not reveal where William of Conches was teaching, whether it was at Chartres, or Paris or some other location. John’s silence on the matter has opened up a major debate about whether he studied at Chartres and the extent to which he was influenced by its intellectual traditions.

18 Grellard and Lachaud spontaneous epicureanism of the curiales, and to remind those keen to take part in public life of the necessity of practising the liberal arts. In 1164 John wrote the Historia pontificalis,46 most probably at the request of Peter of Celle. In this work, which may have been planned to include a portrait of Pope Adrian IV,47 but which stops in 1152, John’s intention was to give a narrative of events at the Curia from 1148, mainly but not exclusively based on his own experience.

John’s charisma and his work aroused admiration, but his reputation was in no way based on his teaching. 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).

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