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Week 2 Beginnings… Humanism needs ‘humanity’



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Week 2 Beginnings… Humanism needs ‘humanity’
(NT)
Reading Jaeger, W. (1973) Paideia The Ideals of Greek Culture, vol. I, pp. xxii-xxv, 280, 286-291.

J. Kraemer, (1984) ‘Humanism in the Renaissance of Islam’, pp. 135-140.

Heidegger, ‘Letter on Humanism’, in Basic Writings, pp. 224-5.

Gellius Attic Nights, 13.17

Cicero, Pro Archia, 8-11

Cicero, On Duties, pp. 21-3

Dante, Monarchy, pp. 3-9, 13, 19-21

Gilson, Dante and Philosophy, pp. 162-167

Pico della Mirandola, On The Dignity of Man, pp. 4-5

Ficino, Meditations on the Soul, p. 26

Kristeller, (1961) Renaissance Thought, pp. 6-11, 20-3.

Kimball, Orators and Philosophers, pp. 77-82


Wider reading Cicero, De oratore, III, xv, 56-8

Cicero, The Nature of the Gods, pp. 57-61

Bauman, Human Rights in Ancient Rome, pp. 25-7

Campana, A. (1946) ‘The Origin of the Word “Humanist”’, Journal of the Warburg and Courthold Institutes, vol. 9, pp. 60-73.

Proctor, Defining the Humanities, pp. 212-214

Tubbs, Philosophy and Modern Liberal Arts Education, pp. 40-4.




Week 3 More Beginnings… Renaissance history and the Arab Golden Age (NT)
Reading Baghdad & Florence

Mommsen, ‘Petrarch’s Conception of the “Dark Ages”’, pp. 237, 240-1.

Timelines

Masood, Science and Islam, pp. 217-22; 175-181.

McGinnis & Reisman, Classical Arabic Philosophy, pp. xvii-xix.

Al-Khalili, The House of Wisdom, pp. 15-17; 33-7; 44-8; 68-73; 80-1;124-7; 171; 201-3; 223-6; 217-21; 229-31.

Lyons, The House of Wisdom, pp. 60-1; 62-4; 70-4; 77; 142-5; 156; 197-201.

Saliba, Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance, pp. 1-3; 16-18; 66-7; 194-9; 231-3; 250-1.

Gutas, Greek Thought, Arabic Culture, pp. 1; 13; 54-60; 89; 97-8; 110-111; 152-5.

Kennedy, When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World, pp. 203-6; 253-260.

Ibn Khaldun, The Muqaddimah, (completed in 1377) pp. vii; 371-5; 428-31.
Also, ‘Visions of Islam in Renaissance Europe,’ George Saliba,

http://www.columbia.edu/~gas1/project/visions/visions.html

‘The Islamic Foundation of the Renaissance,’ Hugh Bibbs



http://www.medievalhistory.net/scientia.htm

Wider Reading Nicholson, A Literary History of the Arabs

Starr, Lost Enlightenment.

Haskins, The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century

Rosenthal, The classical heritage in Islam

Turner, Science in medieval Islam: an illustrated introduction.

Bloom, J & Blair, S. Islam: a thousand years of faith and power

J. Kraemer, (1984) ‘Humanism in the Renaissance of Islam’, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 104.1.

Kraemer, J.L. (1992) Humanism in the Renaissance of Islam.






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