Ramon Llull: A Contemporary Life (Textos B #53) (Paperback)

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Ramon Llull: A Contemporary Life (Textos B #53) By Ramon Llull, Anthony Bonner (Editor), Anthony Bonner (Translator) Cover Image
By Ramon Llull, Anthony Bonner (Editor), Anthony Bonner (Translator)

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This is book number 53 in the Textos B series.


The autobiography of an influential medieval Catalan intellectual.

Ramon Llull was a highly original medieval writer and thinker. Direct contact with Moslem culture during his early years in Majorca, soon after the Christian reconquest, furnished him with a vision of the "Other" quite unique among medieval European intellectuals. It was not, however, until his thirties that he abandoned the courtly life, immersed himself in theological and philosophical studies and began his sustained campaign of conversion. He travelledon many occasions throughout Europe in search of royal and papal support and undertook several missions to north Africa, in the course of one of which he was stoned and imprisoned. Despite his many travels he found time to compose more than 260 works, in Catalan and Latin, many of which related to his famous "Art", a method for religious discussion with scientific and logical applications that subsequently influenced Giordano Bruno and Liebniz. When he was almost eighty years old, Llull dictated the story of his life to a group of Carthusians in Paris, leaving us this fascinating autobiography. This edition includes both an English translation and the original Latin version.

Published in association with Editorial Barcino.

ANTHONY BONNER is a translator and scholar who has published extensively on Ramon Llull.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781855661998
ISBN-10: 1855661993
Publisher: Barcino-Tamesis
Publication Date: March 18th, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Textos B