Book Reviews of A Short History of Medieval Philosophy

A Short History of Medieval Philosophy
A Short History of Medieval Philosophy
Author: Julius Rudolf Weinberg
ISBN-13: 9780691019567
ISBN-10: 0691019568
Publication Date: 11/1/1967
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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An excellent overview-- gives a balanced picture of the "what" and the "why" of medieval thinking. From the back cover:

"What is most striking about the entire book is its just perspective and its fine balance between scholarly prudence and philosoohical suggestiveness in the presentation of the ideas and problems distinctive of medieval philosophy. . . . As a sketch of medieval philosophy it qualifies as something of a classic."--Philosophical Review

"The author carefully traces the influence of Greek philosophy and of the three great reigious traditions . . . on the great medieval scholastics. Professor Weinberg's book is a real contribution toward a sympathetic grasp of a tradition which he tells us must be retained and reexamined incessantly if we are to learn form the past."--Review of Metaphysics

"The style is straightforward and clear; the content is judiciously selected; the interpretations are intelligent, impartial, scholarly."--Speculum