Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 8 • 2018

Transcultural Contacts and Literary Exchanges


ISSN 2412-3196
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-8441-6
Online Edition

 
Open access
Indexed by:  ERIH-PLUS, Crossref, DOAJ, EZB


medieval worlds provides a forum for comparative, interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Its aim is to overcome disciplinary boundaries, regional limits and national research traditions in Medieval Studies, to open up new spaces for discussion, and to help developing global perspectives. We focus on the period from c. 400 to 1500 CE but do not stick to rigid periodization.
medieval worlds is open to submissions of broadly comparative studies and matters of global interest, whether in single articles, companion papers, smaller clusters, or special issues on a subject of global/comparative history. We particularly invite studies of wide-ranging connectivity or comparison between different world regions.
Apart from research articles, medieval worlds publishes ongoing debates and project and conference reports on comparative medieval research.

Editor’s Preface
Walter Pohl and Ingrid Hartl

World Literature is Trans-Imperial: A Medieval and a Modern Approach
Christian Høgel

The Global Eminent Life: Sixth-Century Collected Biographies from Gregory of Tours to Huijiao of Jiaxiang Temple
James T. Palmer

The Aristotle of Pippin III. Greek Books Sent to the Frankish Court (ca. 758 AD)
Christian Gastgeber

Biblical Elements and the ‘Other’ in the Chronicon regum Legionensium
Patrick S. Marschner

“The messenger is the place of a man’s judgment”: Diplomacy between Emperors and Caliphs in the Tenth Century
Courtney Luckhardt

The Geopolitics on the Silk Road: Resurveying the Relationship of the Western Türks with Byzantium through Their Diplomatic Communications
Li Qiang and Stefanos Kordosis

Project Reports

Dynamics in Buddhist Transfer in Eastern Central Asia 6th-14th Centuries: A Project Report
BuddhistRoad Team

Mobility, Empire and Cross-Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia (MONGOL)
Michal Biran

Greek into Arabic. Philosophical Concepts and Linguistic Bridges
Cristina D’Ancona, Gerhard Endress and Andrea Bozzi

Writing the History of Aristotelian Logic During the Long Ninth Century. Some Remarks and Preliminary Results
Christophe Erismann

The THESIS Project
Monica Brinzei

Origins of the Vernacular Mode: Medieval Theology, Politics and Religious Identities
Pavlína Rychterová

Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
A-1011 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at

Bestellung/Order


medieval worlds • no. 8 • 2018

ISSN 2412-3196
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-8441-6
Online Edition



Send or fax to your local bookseller or to:

Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
A-1011 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2,
Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, +43-1-512 905-0 Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at
UID-Nr.: ATU 16251605, FN 71839x Handelsgericht Wien, DVR: 0096385

Bitte senden Sie mir
Please send me
 
Exemplar(e) der genannten Publikation
copy(ies) of the publication overleaf


NAME


ADRESSE / ADDRESS


ORT / CITY


LAND / COUNTRY


ZAHLUNGSMETHODE / METHOD OF PAYMENT
    Visa     Euro / Master     American Express


NUMMER

Ablaufdatum / Expiry date:                      

    I will send a cheque           Vorausrechnung / Send me a proforma invoice
 
DATUM, UNTERSCHRIFT / DATE, SIGNATURE

BANK AUSTRIA CREDITANSTALT, WIEN (IBAN AT04 1100 0006 2280 0100, BIC BKAUATWW), DEUTSCHE BANK MÜNCHEN (IBAN DE16 7007 0024 0238 8270 00, BIC DEUTDEDBMUC)
X
BibTEX-Export:

X
EndNote/Zotero-Export:

X
RIS-Export:

X 
Researchgate-Export (COinS)

Permanent QR-Code
Permanent QR-Code of DOI
doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no8_2018s42


Permanent QR-Code of DOI
doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no8_2018s42


Thema: journals
Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 8 • 2018

Transcultural Contacts and Literary Exchanges


ISSN 2412-3196
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-8441-6
Online Edition

 
Open access
Indexed by:  ERIH-PLUS, Crossref, DOAJ, EZB

Christian Gastgeber
PDF Icon  The Aristotle of Pippin III. Greek Books Sent to the Frankish Court (ca. 758 AD) ()
S.  42 - 65
doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no8_2018s42

doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no8_2018s42
Abstract:
The article deals with a unique document from the early Carolingian period, a letter from Pope Paul I sent to King Pippin III. An appendix contains a list of books with some Greek works. In this paper the text is critically re-examined from the perspective of the Greek manuscript culture and the intention of this »cultural supplement« to the Frankish court. The text attracted great interest from researchers because the book list also includes works by Aristotle and Ps.Dionysius Areopagite. In recent academic discussions the list was interpreted on the basis of the edition in the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, which claims to be the first real critical edition of the original text in the codex unicus, housed at the Austrian National Library. Some scholars became the victims of earlier editions, which present the text as it was amended in the manuscript itself by the late humanist scholar Sebastian Tengnagel (1563-1636). However, the MGH edition also edits the list as interpreted by the editor (thus presenting an unknown geometry by Dionysius Areopagite), not as the manuscript transmits the text. The grouping of the items in the list is fundamental for interpreting the purpose for which these books were delivered. Hence, this paper goes back to the roots and starts from the manuscript and its punctuation. From a linguistic approach, the Areopagite question appears in a new light, and an Areopagite manuscript, sent to the Franks in around 758 AD – about 70 years before the famous Greek manuscript was handed over by envoys from the Byzantine Emperor – , seems to be responsible for the mistake in the textual transmission. The paper also takes up the question of the quantity of books: in research to date the list was regarded as a small library, but the Greek books listed are rather a comprehensive codex. Finally, the character of the books as analysed here clearly links to a basic introduction to Greek and provokes the question of whether further witnesses of Greek knowledge in the early Carolingian period exist.

Keywords:  King Pippin III, Pope Paul I, Greek language, Greek manuscripts, Codex Carolinus, Aristotle, Ps.Dionysius Areopagite, Schoolbooks, Greek letters
Published Online:  2018/11/30 08:57:14
Object Identifier:  0xc1aa5576 0x003a16e2

medieval worlds provides a forum for comparative, interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Its aim is to overcome disciplinary boundaries, regional limits and national research traditions in Medieval Studies, to open up new spaces for discussion, and to help developing global perspectives. We focus on the period from c. 400 to 1500 CE but do not stick to rigid periodization.
medieval worlds is open to submissions of broadly comparative studies and matters of global interest, whether in single articles, companion papers, smaller clusters, or special issues on a subject of global/comparative history. We particularly invite studies of wide-ranging connectivity or comparison between different world regions.
Apart from research articles, medieval worlds publishes ongoing debates and project and conference reports on comparative medieval research.

Editor’s Preface
Walter Pohl and Ingrid Hartl

World Literature is Trans-Imperial: A Medieval and a Modern Approach
Christian Høgel

The Global Eminent Life: Sixth-Century Collected Biographies from Gregory of Tours to Huijiao of Jiaxiang Temple
James T. Palmer

The Aristotle of Pippin III. Greek Books Sent to the Frankish Court (ca. 758 AD)
Christian Gastgeber

Biblical Elements and the ‘Other’ in the Chronicon regum Legionensium
Patrick S. Marschner

“The messenger is the place of a man’s judgment”: Diplomacy between Emperors and Caliphs in the Tenth Century
Courtney Luckhardt

The Geopolitics on the Silk Road: Resurveying the Relationship of the Western Türks with Byzantium through Their Diplomatic Communications
Li Qiang and Stefanos Kordosis

Project Reports

Dynamics in Buddhist Transfer in Eastern Central Asia 6th-14th Centuries: A Project Report
BuddhistRoad Team

Mobility, Empire and Cross-Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia (MONGOL)
Michal Biran

Greek into Arabic. Philosophical Concepts and Linguistic Bridges
Cristina D’Ancona, Gerhard Endress and Andrea Bozzi

Writing the History of Aristotelian Logic During the Long Ninth Century. Some Remarks and Preliminary Results
Christophe Erismann

The THESIS Project
Monica Brinzei

Origins of the Vernacular Mode: Medieval Theology, Politics and Religious Identities
Pavlína Rychterová



Vergessen Sie nicht das Login am Server, wenn Sie auf Kapitel zugreifen wollen, die nicht allgemein zugänglich sind.
Links zu diesen Dokumenten werden erst nach dem Login sichtbar.
Do not forget to Login on the server if you want to access chapters that are not freely accessible.
Links to these documents will only be visible after logon.

Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
A-1011 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at