By Alison Frazier, Patrick Nold
Essays in Renaissance concept and Letters is a quantity devoted to John Monfasani, popular pupil of Latin and Greek rhetoric and philosophy. those essays variety from Antiquity to the Enlightenment, in style from realized notes to editiones principes, and in self-discipline from highbrow to socio-economic historical past. An creation to Monfasani's existence and works, and a listing of his opera open the amount. individuals comprise Michael J.B. Allen, Sandor Bene, Concetta Bianca, Robert Black, Christopher Celenza, Brian Copenhaver, John Demetracopoulos, James Hankins, Martin Hinterberger, Thomas Izbicki, David Jacoby, Peter Mack, Lodi Nauta, David Rundle, David Rutherford, Chris Schabel, April Shelford, and Thomas M. Ward.
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These spans bear witness to the catholicity of John’s interests, to the map of his research travels, and to the weight of his scholarly influence. ” Jacoby challenges the scholarly consensus that Byzantine elites, who certainly shared a conservative economic ideology, unanimously disdained trade in practice. He proposes instead that already in the late eleventh century provincial and Constantinopolitan elites drove the developing market economy. Elites turn up as “middlemen and wholesalers” capable of integrating dependent peasant producers as well as lay and monastic estate managers into profit-oriented economies of scale.