"How the West was once gained" includes articles in 3 major parts of the arts. It makes a speciality of quite a few points of literary mind's eye, with essays starting from Petrarch to Voltaire; at the canon, with essays on western heritage as considered one of moving cultural horizons and beliefs, and together with censorship; and at the Christian center a long time, whilst a fascinating blend of faith and tradition encouraged the monastic and highbrow experiments of Anselm of Canterbury and Peter Abelard. the quantity is held jointly by means of the strategy of continual wondering, within the culture of the western church father and icon of the self Augustine, to find what the values are that force the tradition of the West: the place do they arrive from and what's their destiny? This quantity is a Festschrift for Burcht Pranger of the collage of Amsterdam.

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