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Mews, C. J.

Overview
Works: 143 works in 419 publications in 4 languages and 6,089 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Collector, htt, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PA8201.A9, 189.4
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Most widely held works by C. J Mews
Abelard and Heloise by C. J Mews( )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief, accessible introduction to the lives and thought of two of the most controversial personalities of the Middle Ages. Abelard and Heloise are familiar names. It is their "star quality," argues Constant Mews, that has prevented them from being seen clearly in the context of 12th-century thought - that task he has set himself in this book. He contends that the dramatic intensity of these famous lives needs to be examined in the broader context of their shared commitment to the study of philosophy
The lost love letters of Heloise and Abelard : perceptions of dialogue in twelfth-century France by C. J Mews( Book )

45 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and French and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mews provides an indepth analysis of the debate concerning the authenticity of the letters and looks at the way in which the relationship between Heloise and Abelard has been perceived over the centuries. He explores the political, literary, and religious contexts in which the two figures conducted their affair, and offers new insights into Heloise as an astonishingly gifted writer whose literary gifts were only revealed in the course of her relationship with her teacher. The complete Latin text of the love letters as edited by Konsgen is reproduced in the volume, along with an annotated translation by Neville Chiavaroli and Constant J
Virtue ethics for women 1250-1500 by Karen Green( )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book locates Christine de Pizan's argument that women are virtuous members of the political community within the context of earlier discussions of the relative virtues of men and women. It is the first to explore how women were represented and addressed within medieval discussions of the virtues. It introduces readers to the little studied Speculum Dominarum (Mirror of Ladies), a mirror for a princess, compiled for Jeanne of Navarre, which circulated in the courtly milieu that nurtured Christine. Throwing new light on the way in which Medieval women understood the virtues, and were repres
Listen daughter : the Speculum virginum and the formation of religious women in the Middle Ages by C. J Mews( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The words "Listen daughter" (Audi filia, from Psalm 44) were frequently used in exhortations to religious women in the 12th century, a period of dramatic growth in the involvement of women in various forms of religious life. This volume looks at the "Mirror for Virgins" (Speculum Virginum), an illustrated dialogue between a nun and her spiritual mentor written by a monk not long before Hildegard of Bingen started to record her visions. An appendix provides the first English translation, by Barbara Newman, of significant excerpts from the Speculum
Petri Abaelardi Opera theologica by Peter Abelard( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in Latin and Multiple languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and renewal in the Latin West 1100-1540 : essays in honour of John O. Ward( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healing the body politic : the political thought of Christine de Pizan( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christine de Pizan (1364-1431) has been recognized as a poet, early humanist and feminist precursor but rarely as political theorist whose works were intended to have a direct impact on the tumultuous politics of her time. The essays in this collection focus on Christine as a political writer and provide an important resource for those wishing to understand her political thought. They locate her political writing in the late medieval tradition, discussing her indebtedness to Aristotle, Aquinas and Augustine as well as her transformations of their thought. They also illuminate Christine's 'political epistemology': her understanding of political wisdom as a part of theology, the knowledge of God."--Jacket
Communities of learning : networks and the shaping of intellectual identity in Europe, 1100-1500( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abelard and his legacy by C. J Mews( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty and devotion in mendicant cultures, 1200-1450 by C. J Mews( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since the time of Francis of Assisi, a commitment to voluntary poverty has been a controversial aspect of religious life. This volume explores the interaction between poverty and religious devotion in the mendicant orders between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. While poverty has often been perceived more as a Franciscan than as a Dominican emphasis, this volume considers its role within a broader movement of evangelical renewal associated with the mendicant transformation of religious life. At a time of increased economic prosperity, reformers within the Church sought new ways of encouraging identification with the person of Christ. This volume considers the paradoxical tension between voluntary poverty as a way of emulating Christ and involuntary poverty as situation demanding a response from those with the means to help the poor. Drawing on history, literature and visual arts, it explores how the mendicant orders continued to transform religious life into the time of the renaissance. The papers in this volume are organised under three headings, prefaced with an introductory essay by the editors: Poverty and the Rule of Francis, exploring the interpretation of poverty in the Franciscan Order; Devotional Cultures, considering aspects of devotional life fostered by mendicant religious communities, Franciscan, Augustinian and Dominican; Preaching Poverty, on the way poverty was promoted and practiced within the Dominican Order in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance." --
Ars musice by Johannes( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tractatus de tonis = Treatise on the tones by Guido( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Latin and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason and belief in the age of Roscelin and Abelard by C. J Mews( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers that comprise this collection synthesise the author's research into the dynamism of thinking about reason and belief in northern France from the time of St Anselm until the mid-twelfth century
Peter Abelard by C. J Mews( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Abélard : colloque international de Nantes by Henri Habrias( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théologien, logicien, dialecticien, musicologue, Abélard reste un grand savant dont l'œuvre mérite d'être étudiée et enseignée. Neuf cents ans après sa mort, sa pensée, ses travaux, les polémiques savantes qu'il a nourries avec les grandes voix de son temps continuent de fasciner les chercheurs et les érudits. Le présent recueil marque sur plusieurs points une étape nouvelle dans la connaissance de cette haute et célèbre figure. Il ouvre sur des aspects historiographiques usuellement traités, mais jamais épuisés, des perspectives et analyses originales. Par exemple, mais non uniquement, sur l'environnement historique, scolaire et religieux d'Abélard, sur sa philosophie. D'autres thèmes y sont considérablement approfondis, voire renouvelés : ainsi, les relations affectives et spirituelles à l'intérieur du couple atypique qu'Abélard forme avec Héloîse, sur sa relation paternelle à Astralabe. Une extension du dossier épistolaire y est proposée. Un ensemble de communications consacre aux planctus et aux poèmes liturgiques d'Abélard des analyses stylistiques et musicologiques. Né en 1079, au Pallet, à vingt kilomètres de Nantes, Abélard n'a jamais renié, ni même oublié ses attaches bretonnes, comme en témoignent plusieurs de ses écrits
Petri Abaelardi Opera theologica by Peter Abaelard( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Francis and Clare of Assisi : from the middle ages to the present( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors of the Middle Ages by C. J Mews( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provisional handlist of Surviving Latin Manuscripts -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Editions -- i. Authenticated Works -- ii. Works of Doubtful Attribution -- Secondary Sources
Speculum dominarum by Durand de Champagne( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in French and Latin and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petri Abaelardi Opera theologica by Pierre Abélard( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in Latin and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The lost love letters of Heloise and Abelard : perceptions of dialogue in twelfth-century FranceVirtue ethics for women 1250-1500Listen daughter : the Speculum virginum and the formation of religious women in the Middle AgesRhetoric and renewal in the Latin West 1100-1540 : essays in honour of John O. WardHealing the body politic : the political thought of Christine de PizanAbelard and his legacyReason and belief in the age of Roscelin and AbelardPeter Abelard
Alternative Names
Constant Mews académico australiano

Constant Mews Australian academic

Constant Mews historiador australianu

Constant Mews historicus uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Constant Mews scoláire Astrálach

Mews. C. J.

Mews, C.J., 1954-

Mews, C. J. (Constant Jan)

Mews, Constant

Mews, Constant‏, 1954-‏

Mews, Constant J.

Mews, Constant J. 1954-

Mews, Constant Jan

Mews, Constant Jan 1954-

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