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Title: Warum es keinen 'byzantinischen Humanismus' gibt
Author(s): KAPRIEV, Georgi
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 88 Issue: 1 Date: 2021
The paper critically discusses the genesis and history of the term ‘Byzantine Humanism’, which was coined some 50 years ago. It shows that its derivation from the program of Italian Renaissance humanists is inadequate. Furthermore, the radicalization of the concept and its ideological abuse are commented on. Finally, the historical-philosophical counterproductivity of this misconstrued concept is highlighted.