February 19, 2020

CML's Julian Yolles Awarded HUM SEED funding by the Humanities Council

CML postdoctoral researcher Julian Yolles has been awarded HUM SEED funding by the Humanities Council (SDU) for his project "Classical Learning in the Latin East".

Project description

This project centers on the innovative expressions of classical learning in the Latin East, or the areas conquered and settled by Europeans in the Levant, Cyprus, and the Peloponnese over the course of over three centuries (1098-1430). Following their conquest of these territories, the settlers developed a vibrant and complex intellectual culture, resulting in splendidly illuminated copies of classical texts and translations into Latin, Greek, and vernacular languages. This project examines the complicated and creative ways in which the settlers of the Latin East developed their own traditions of classical learning, in contradistinction to contemporary European, Byzantine, and Islamic traditions. Through thematic studies, a database of classical learning in the Latin East, and by mapping the movement of manuscripts, this project seeks to make a new contribution to the fields of classical reception studies and the cultural and intellectual history of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East.

Image: John of Antioch, La rectorique de Marc Tulles Cyceron. Chantilly, Musée condé 433, f. 12v-13r

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