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The Boethian Commentaries of Clarembald of Arras by John R. Fortin

The Boethian Commentaries of Clarembald of Arras

Part of the Notre Dame Texts in Medieval Culture Series


The Boethian Commentaries of Clarembald of Arras by John R. Fortin

David George and John Fortin, O.S.B., offer students and scholars the first modern-language translation of commentaries by twelfth-century arts master Clarembald of Arras on two works by the Roman philosopher Boethius (480-524): De Hebdomadibus and De Trinitate. This useful volume also includes extensive notes and a helpful introduction discussing the biography of Clarembald, his writings, and his Latin style. The Boethian Commentaries of Clarembald of Arras reveal that Clarembald, a student of Thierry of Chartres and Hugh of St. Victor, often departed from the style of the straightforward commentaries of his masters. It also shows that Clarembald used his commentaries to defend the Church from misconceptions and heresies that were considered a threat to orthodoxy during his time. This welcome translation is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in medieval philosophy and theology.


Well-grounded in the most up-to-date materials relating to Boethius and his medieval commentators, this book is of great assistance for the study of twelfth-century theology. - Stephen F. Brown Boston College

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Publication date

31st October 2002


John R. Fortin

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University of Notre Dame Press


216 pages


Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600
Literary essays



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