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Robert Grosseteste: The Growth of an English Mind in Medieval Europe

by R. W. Southern

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A study of the intellectual development and influence of one of the most independent and vigorous Englishmen of the Middle Ages, this book studies Robert Grosseteste, a man of humble birth, who lived for many years in obscurity and emerged only late in life as a national figure. As a scientist, theologian, and pastoral leader, he was rooted in an English tradition predating the Norman Conquest. For this second edition of this comprehensive study of one of England's great intellects, Southern has revised his text to take account of the most recent scholarship.… (more)
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A study of the intellectual development and influence of one of the most independent and vigorous Englishmen of the Middle Ages, this book studies Robert Grosseteste, a man of humble birth, who lived for many years in obscurity and emerged only late in life as a national figure. As a scientist, theologian, and pastoral leader, he was rooted in an English tradition predating the Norman Conquest. For this second edition of this comprehensive study of one of England's great intellects, Southern has revised his text to take account of the most recent scholarship.

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