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The Resource "Unless you believe, you shall not understand" : logic, university, and society in late medieval Vienna, Michael H. Shank

"Unless you believe, you shall not understand" : logic, university, and society in late medieval Vienna, Michael H. Shank

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"Unless you believe, you shall not understand" : logic, university, and society in late medieval Vienna
Title
"Unless you believe, you shall not understand"
Title remainder
logic, university, and society in late medieval Vienna
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Michael H. Shank
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eng
Summary
Founded in 1365, not long after the Great Plague ravaged Europe, the University of Vienna was revitalized in 1384 by prominent theologians displaced from Paris--among them Henry of Langenstein. Beginning with the 1384 revival, Michael Shank explores the history of the university and its ties with European intellectual life and the city of Vienna. In so doing he links the abstract discussions of university theologians with the burning of John Hus and Jerome of Prague at the Council of Constance (1415-16) and the destruction of the Jewish community of Lower Austria (1421). Like most other scholars of the period, Henry of Langenstein (d. 1397) at one time believed that Aristotle's syllogistic was universally valid even in Trinitarian theology. In touch with the vibrant Jewish community in Vienna, Langenstein had high hopes of converting its members by logical argument. When he failed in his purpose, he lost his confidence in Aristotle's syllogistic as a universal tool of apologetics and handmaiden to Trinitarian theology. ("Unless you believe, you shall not understand," he quoted from Isaiah, in order to express his change of opinion.) During the next generation, the intellectual climate at the university changed from academic openness to increasing rigidity, and theologians turned from argument to persecution. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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contains biographical information
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E7B
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Shank, Michael H
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
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  • Heinrich
  • Universität Wien
  • Heinrich
  • Universität Wien
  • Apologetics
  • Logic, Medieval
  • Trinity
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Judaism
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Apologetics
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith relations
  • Judaism
  • Logic, Medieval
  • Trinity
  • Austria
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"Unless you believe, you shall not understand" : logic, university, and society in late medieval Vienna, Michael H. Shank
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-248) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn889253210
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (276 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400859429
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt738957
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)889253210
Label
"Unless you believe, you shall not understand" : logic, university, and society in late medieval Vienna, Michael H. Shank
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889253210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt738957
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253210

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