New Linguistic Horizons in Medieval Europe

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Alexander Klestov,
Saint Petersburg State University, Russia

DOI: 10.47298/comela22.1-8
The GLOCAL Proceedings:  The GLOCAL Conference in the Mediterranean and Europe 2022


The article focuses on the idea of the formation of European civilization and, in this connection, to the discovery of linguistic possibilities in the Middle Ages. The author draws attention to the works of Amable Jourdain, who discovered the paths of Aristotle’s philosophy in the 12th-13th centuries, the works on the intellectual renaissance of the 12th century by Charles Gaskins, and the works on religiosity of this period by L. P. Karsavin; the later are still, however, little studied. I have singled out, following these scholars, the figures of Aristotle, Francis of Assisi, and Angela of Foligno, as leaders in the history of the extension of linguistic horizons in New Europe.

Keywords: Mediterranean, Aristotle, Francis of Assisi, European civilization, linguistic anthropology

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