The_Byzantine_Social_Elite_and_the_Marke

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For use by the Author only | © 2015 Koninklijke Brill NV Essays in Renaissance Thought and Letters In Honor of John Monfasani Edited by Alison Frazier and Patrick Nold LEIDEN | BOSTON
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For use by the Author only | © 2015 Koninklijke Brill NV Contents Contributors x Introduction xiii Patrick Nold and Alison Frazier Publications by John Monfasani, 1969–2014 xlii part 1 Notes 1 Byzantines at Rome in the Fifteenth Century 3 Concetta Bianca 2 Badgering for Books Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini and Leonardo Bruni’s Translation of Aristotle’s Politics 12 Thomas Izbicki 3 Heralds of Antiquity Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini and the British “Thucydides” 23 David Rundle 4 Petrus Crinitus and Ancient Latin Poetry 36 Christopher S. Celenza 5 Erasmus’s Use of George Trapezuntius of Crete in De conscribendis epistolis 53 Peter Mack Part 2 Essays 6 The Byzantine Social Elite and the Market Economy, Eleventh to Mid-Fifteenth Century 67 David Jacoby
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viii contents For use by the Author only | © 2015 Koninklijke Brill NV 7 George of Trebizond, Renaissance Libertarian? 87 James Hankins 8 The School of San Lorenzo, Niccolò Machiavelli, Paolo Sassi, and Benedetto Riccardini 107 Robert Black 9 Renaissance Sources in Medieval Mirrors for Princes Petrarch and Andreas Pannonius 134 Sándor Bene 10 Marsilio Ficino as a Reader of Proclus and Most Notably of Proclus’ In Parmenidem 179 Michael J.B. Allen 11 De-essentializing the World Valla, Agricola, Vives, and Nizolio on Universals and Topics 196 Lodi Nauta 12 The Quest for Certainty in Fact and Faith Pierre-Daniel Huet and Josephus’ Testimonium Flavianum 216 April G. Shelford Part 3 Extended Discussions and Editions 13 Christian Scepticism The Reception of Xenophanes’ B34 in Heathen and Christian Antiquity and its Sequel in Byzantine Thought 243 John A. Demetracopoulos 14 Lactantius Philosophus? Reading, Misreading, and Exploiting Lactantius from Antiquity to the Early Renaissance 446 David Rutherford
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ix contents For use by the Author only | © 2015 Koninklijke Brill NV 15 Andreas Chrysoberges’ Dialogue against Mark Eugenikos 492 Martin Hinterberger and Chris Schabel 16 Notes from a Nominalist in a New Incunabulum by Symphorien Champier 546 Brian Copenhaver and Thomas M. Ward Index of Manuscripts 605 Index of Modern Authors 607 Index of Pre-modern Authors and Persons 625
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© koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2015 | doi 10.1163/9789004294653_007 For use by the Author only | © 2015 Koninklijke Brill NV CHAPTER 6 The Byzantine Social Elite and the Market Economy, Eleventh to Mid-Fifteenth Century David Jacoby This essay questions some common views regarding the approach of the Byzantine social elite toward the market economy in the period extending from the eleventh to the mid-fijifteenth century.1 The elite in that period may be broadly defijined as divided between court and provincial elites. Individuals enjoying proximity to the emperor benefijited from his patronage and favors: they received appointments to high positions at the imperial court and in the provinces, as well as various grants. Some of them are known to have owned
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