Shaping heroic virtue : studies in the art and politics of supereminence in Europe and Scandinavia / edited by Stefano Fogelberg Rota and Andreas Hellerstedt.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
- Brill's studies in intellectual history ; VOLUME 249.
Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; VOLUME 249
ix, 211 pages ; 25 cm.
- Virtue -- History.
- 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.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Fogelberg Rota, Stefano, editor.
- 9789004298613 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004298614 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004303782 (e-book : alk. paper)
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