By P.D.A. Harvey
In medieval Britain the seal was once, for a few 300 years, the way in which so much files have been authenticated. Seals and seal impressions are beneficial as facts in difficulties of social and fiscal background, the historical past of artwork, legislations, and international relations, yet up to now they've got now not been completely mentioned. during this groundbreaking paintings the authors study all kinds of seal used for authenticating records - their improvement, layout, and use - just about modern files. An index of mottoes and inscriptions offers important and useful assist in choosing seals in different collections.
The quantity is plentiful with illustrations, commonly depicting seals from the wide collections of The British Library and the general public list workplace, London. Designed to fill a long-standing hole within the literature, this lucid creation to British medieval seals is aimed toward graduate scholars, archivists, historians, and an individual drawn to medieval files and artefacts.
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Barnes 1997). Scholars are increasingly sensitive to the partial nature of our information about Musonius and Epictetus, who may well have also engaged in more theoretical classroom discussions ranging over the entire Stoic syllabus. We know from the testimonies of Plutarch and Galen, as well as from Epictetus himself, that the treatises of Chrysippus remained in circulation and were read throughout the first and second cen turies CE. When reading the late Stoic “moralists”, then, we should not read them as isolated works but rather approach them within the context of, and taking as read, the complex philosophical system of the early Stoa.
ISBN: 978-1-84465-052-1 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-84465-053-8 (paperback) British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. Designed and typeset in Minion. Dedicated to the memory of Gloria Walker, a true Stoic Contents PrefaceSources and abbreviationsChronology1Introduction2The Stoic system3Stoic logic4Stoic physics5Stoic ethics6The Stoic legacyGlossary of namesGlossary of termsGuide to further readingReferencesIndex of passagesIndex Preface Stoicism was one of the most influential schools of philosophy in antiquity and its influence has persisted to the present day Originating in Athens around 300 BCE, it proved especially popular in the Roman world, while more recently it has influenced thinkers as diverse as Montaigne, Kant, Nietzsche and Deleuze.
But it would be a mistake to judge Seneca only in terms of how faithful he remains to the teaching of the early Stoics. One should also bear in mind that historically Seneca has been a key source for later generations of readers and has thus been a central figure in shaping the image of Stoicism in the West. In part this was owing to the existence of a series of letters between Seneca and St Paul that were taken to be genuine (although now are dismissed as a forgery), and so Church Fathers, medieval readers and Renaissance humanists all approached Seneca as a pagan philosopher whose works were in sympathy (or at least not in direct conflict) with Christianity.
A Guide to British Medieval Seals by P.D.A. Harvey