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Shaping Heroic Virtue: Studies in the Art and Politics of Supereminence from Late Antiquity to the Age of Reason
2015 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In his Nichomachean Ethics (VII.I.I), Aristotle suggests the possibility of a perfection of virtue so extreme that it could be characterized as heroic or divine. In Shaping Heroic Virtue, eight scholars from different fields of the humanities explore the reception of this notion within a broad range of artistic, political and religious contexts and map its enduring importance in the self-fashioning of monarchs and political elites. The case studies included in the volume span from Late Antiquity to the 18th century and include material from different parts of Europe, with a particular emphasis on Scandinavia.

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Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. , 211 p.
, Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, ISSN 0920-8607 ; 249
Keyword [en]
Aristotle, Platonism, moral philosophy, history, literature, art history, theology, Protestantism, Catholicism, Absolutism, Sweden
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General Literature Studies History Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270005ISBN: 978-90-04-29861-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-270005DiVA: diva2:885615
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2015-12-19 Created: 2015-12-19 Last updated: 2015-12-19

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