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Progrès, réaction, décadence dans l’Occident médiéval

Editorial coordination by Emmanuèle BAUMGARTNER, Laurence HARF-LANCNER

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The word “progress” did not exist in the Middle Ages, and the concept itself was barely taking shape in Western thought. Now that the myth of Progress, which triumphed from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, is being challenged, it is all the more interesting to consider its earliest manifestations. Even though Christianity had given meaning to history and done away with the classical myth of perpetual renewal and the cyclical notion of history, medieval mindsets were not really compatible with the idea of progress. Contempt for the “world” implied contempt for material progress as well. The only worthwhile form of progress was moral progress. The subject is therefore full of antitheses, with consequences in the historical and political spheres as well as the ethical and cultural ones.

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Progrès, réaction, décadence dans l’Occident médiéval

Progrès, réaction, décadence dans l’Occident médiéval

The word “progress” did not exist in the Middle Ages, and the concept itself was barely taking shape in Western thought. Now that the myth of Progress, which triumphed from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, is being challenged, it is all the...

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Title Progrès, réaction, décadence dans l’Occident médiéval
Edition First Edition
Editorial coordination by Emmanuèle BAUMGARTNER, Laurence HARF-LANCNER
ISSN 0079-7812
Issue 231
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 03/1/2003
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00831-0
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600008310
Reference no. 2-231
Publication Date 03/1/2003
Nb of pages 0 - 280
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 560 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-10831-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600108317
Reference no. 2-231-pdf
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-20831-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600208314
Reference no. 2-231-lot
Publication Date
Nb of pages 00
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 560 gr
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