Neoplatonism in the Middle Ages.
New Commentaries on 'Liber de Causis' and 'Elementatio Theologica'

D. Calma (ed.)

2 vol., 983 p.

ISBN: 978-2-503-55474-7

Brepols Publishers, 2006

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 Our exceptional discovery of over 70 unpublished Latin commentaries mainly on the Book of Causes, but also on the Elements of Theology, prove, for the first time, that the two texts were widely disseminated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.

Table of Contents

VOL. 1: New Commentaries on Liber de causis (ca. 1250-1350), 562p.

Dragos Calma, Acknowledgements - 9

Dragos Calma, The Exegetical Tradition of Medieval Neoplatonism. Considerations on a Recently Discovered Corpus of Texts - 11

Mihai Maga, Remarques sur le commentaire au Liber de causis attribué à Pierre d’Auvergne - 53

Alexandra Baneu / Dragos Calma, The Glose super Librum de causis and the Exegetical Tradition - 137

Alexandra Baneu / Dragos Calma, Le commentaire sur le Liber de causis de Jean de Mallinges - 153

Iacopo Costa / Marta Borgo, The Questions of Radulphus Brito (?) on the Liber de causis - 287

Iulia Székely / Dragos Calma, Le commentaire d’un maître parisien conservé à Erfurt - 359

Delphine Carron, A Theological Reading of the Liber de causis at the Turn of the Fourteenth Century: The Example of William of Leus - 467

Index - 551

VOL. 2: New Commentaries on Liber de causis and Elementatio theologica (ca. 1350-1500), 418p.

Dragos Calma, Acknowledgements - 9

Dragos Calma, A Medieval Companion to Aristotle : John Krosbein’s Paraphrase on Liber de causis - 11

Fiorella Retucci, Sententia Procli alti philosophi. Notes on an Anonymous Commentary on Proclus’ Elementatio theologica 99

Dragos Calma / Iulia Székely, Cause and Causality in Henry of Geismar’s Questio de quolibet - 181

Mario Meliadò, Le Questiones super Librum de causis attribuite a Johannes Wenck. Concezione, fonti e tradizione manoscritta del commento - 225

Alexander Baumgarten, Theologia philosophorum parcialis. Un commentaire sur le Liber de causis - 271

Laure Miolo, Liber de causis in libraria. Pour une mise en perspective du Liber de causis dans la bibliothèque du collège de Sorbonne - 337

Index - 337

Congress of the International Society Thomas Aquinas, Romanian branch
The body as a limit and challenge
3 – 6 May 2012

Initiation à l'édition critique
prof. Dominique Poirel (IRHT, Paris)
5 – 8 March 2012
Déchiffrer, éditer, comprendre. Le commentaire d'Hugues de Saint-Victor sur la Hiérarchie céleste du pseudo-Denys l'Aréopagite
prof. Dominique Poirel (IRHT, Paris)
24 october 2011