2017 Books

Here’s my annual list of books in medieval philosophy from the previous year, in completely random order except that the list begins with a few 2016 books that didn’t make last year’s list. The usual apologies for books that got overlooked, coupled with the usual invitation to let me know about new books or ones that I missed. Special thanks to Martin Eyestone here at CU Boulder for a lot of help with this. Help also came from the latest of Thérèse-Anne Druart’s fabulous bibliographical guides to Islamic material.


Frank Griffel (ed)., Islam and Rationality: The Impact of al-Ghazâlî. Papers Collected on His 900th Anniversary, vol. 2 (Brill, 2016)

Gregory Moule, Corporate Jurisdiction, Academic Heresy, and Fraternal Correction at the University of Paris, 1200-1400 (Brill, 2016).

Michael Engel, Elijah Del Medigo and Paduan Aristotelianism: Investigating the Human Intellect (Bloomsbury, 2016)

Bernhard Blankenhorn, The Mystery of Union with God: Dionysian Mysticism in Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas (Catholic University of America, 2016)

Camilla Adang, Hassan Ansari, Maribel Fierro & Sabine Schmidtke (eds.), Accusations of Unbelief in Islam: A Diachronic Perspective on Takfîr (Brill, 2016)

Radulphus Brito, Quaestiones super Priora Analytica Aristotelis, ed. Gordon A. Wilson (Leuven, 2016)

Randall B. Smith, Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas: A Beginner’s Guide (Emmaus Academic, 2016)

Parens, Joshua. Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy (University of Rochester Press, 2016)

Thomas Würtz, Islamische Theologie im 14. Jahrhundert.  Auferstehunglehre, Handlungstheorie und Schöpfungsvorsetllungen im Werk von Sa’ad ad-Din at-Taftazani (De Gruyter, 2016)

Zia Movahed, Reflections on the Logic of Ibn Sînâ and Suhrawardî (Hermes, 2016)

Averroes, Commentum medium super libro Porphyrii. Translatio Wilhelmo de Luna adscripta, ed. Roland Hissette (Averroes Latinus 10) (Peeters, 2016)

Alain Galonnier (ed.), Le De scientiis Alfarabii de Gérard de Crémone.  Contribution aux problèmes de l’acculturation au XIIe siècle (édition et traduction du texte) (Brepols, 2016)

Faith Wallis & Robert Wisnovsky (eds), Medieval Textual Cultures: Agents of Transmission, Translation and Transformation (de Gruyter, 2016)

Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, Maria De Cillis, Daniel De Smet & Orkhan Mir-Kasimov (eds), L’Ésotérisme shi’ite, ses racines et ses prolongements: Shi’i Esotericism: Its Roots and Developments (Brepols, 2016)


Christophe Grellard (ed.), Miroir de l’amitié: mélanges offerts à Joël Biard (Vrin)

Henrik Lagerlund and Benjamin Hill (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Sixteenth-Century Philosophy (Routledge)

William Bain (ed.), Medieval Foundations of International Relations (Routledge)

Khaled El-Rouayheb and Sabine Schmidtke (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy (OUP)

Matteo Di Giovanni, Averroè (Carocci editore)

Michael Gorman, Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union (Cambridge UP)

Anonymous and Peter Abelard, Glossae super Peri hermeneias II: Glossae “Doctrinae sermonum”; De propositionibus modalibus, ed. P. King, K. Jacobi, and C. Strub, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis 206A (Brepols)

Colleen McCluskey, Thomas Aquinas on Moral Wrongdoing (Cambridge UP)

Claude Panaccio, Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham, Engl. transl. by Joshua P. Hochschild and Meredith K. Ziebart, new postscript by the author (Fordham) [original French ed., 1999]

Jean-Baptiste Brenet, Je fantasme. Averroès et l’espace potentiel (Verdier)

Thomas Aquinas, La Royauté, au roi de Chypre, tr. Delphine Carron (Vrin)

John Duns Scotus, Selected Writings on Ethics, translated by Thomas Williams (OUP)

Gyula Klima (ed.), Questions on the Soul by John Buridan and Others: A Companion to John Buridan’s Philosophy of Mind (Springer)

Gerald O’Collins, Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ (OUP)

 Bonaventure, On the Eucharist: Commentary on the Sentences, Book IV, dist. 8-13, ed. and tr. Junius Johnson (Peeters)

Josef van Ess, Theology and Society in the Second and Third Centuries of the Hijra: A History of Religious Thought in Early Islam, Vol. I, transl. by John O’Kane; Vol. II, transl. by Gwendolin Goldbloom; Vol. III, transl. by Gwendolin Goldbloom (Brill)

Geoffrey of Aspall, Quaestions on Aristotle’s Physics, ed. Sylvia Donati and Cecilia Trifogli (British Academy/OUP), two parts, 1250pp [Latin with facing English translation]

Robert Grosseteste, On Free Decision, ed. Neil Lewis (British Academy/OUP) [Latin with facing English translation]

Epistles of the Brethren of Purity, On Companionship and Belief: An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 43–45, ed. Samer Traboulsi, tr. Toby Mayer and Ian Richard Netton (OUP)

Epistles of the Brethren of Purity, Sciences of the Soul and Intellect, Part III. An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 39-41, ed. & transl. by Carmela Baffioni & Ismail K. Poonawala (OUP)

Ramon Llull, Opera Latina XXXVIII, ed. F. Dominguez Reboiras (Brepols) [Corpus Christianorum, cont. med.]

Laurent Cesalli, F. Goubier, and A. de Libera (eds.), Formal Approaches and Natural Language in Medieval Logic (Brepols)

L. Catalani and R. de Filippis (eds.), Anselmo d’Aosta e il pensioro monastico medievale (Brepols)

Dominic Legge, The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (OUP)

Amos Bertolacci and Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, La filosofia medieval tra antichità ed età moderna. Saggi in memoria di Francesco Del Punta (SISMEL)

Börje Bydén and Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist (eds.), The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies)

Charles P. Nemeth, A Comparative Analysis of Cicero and Aquinas: Nature and the Natural Law (Bloomsbury)

W. O. Duba, The Forge of Doctrine. The Academic Year 1330-31 and the Rise of Scotism at the University of Paris (Brepols)

Han Thomas Adriaenssen, Representation and Scepticism from Aquinas to Descartes (Cambridge UP)

Jon Bornholdt, Walter Chatton on Future Contingents: Between Formalism and Ontology (Brill)

J. Budziszewski, Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Virtue Ethics (Cambridge UP)

Justin E.H. Smith (ed.), Embodiment: A History (Oxford Philosophical Concepts) (OUP), including chapters by Sarah Byers, Yoav Meyrav, Rafael Nájera, and Véronique Decaix

Averroes, The decisive treatise : the connection between Islamic religious law and philosophy, edited with an introduction by Massimo Campanini (Gorgias Press)

Paloma Pérez-Ilzarbe and María Cerezo (eds.), History of Logic and Semantics: Studies on the Aristotelian and Terminist Traditions (Brill)

Dominic V. Monti and Katherine Wrisley Shelby (eds.), Bonaventure Revisited: Companion to the Breviloquium (Franciscan Institute)

Dov Schwartz, Messianism in Medieval Jewish Thought, translated by Batya Stein (Academic Studies)

Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil, Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor (OUP)

Antonia Fitzpatrick, Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identity (OUP)

Rebecca Hernandez, The Legal Thought of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti: Authority and Legacy (OUP)

John Duns Scotus, Questions sur la métaphysique: Volume 1 (Livres I à III), tr. Olivier Boulnois and Dan Arbib (PUF)

Shams Constantine Inati, The Problem of Evil: Ibn Sina’s Theodicy, 2nd edition (Gorgias Press)

Brian Stock, The Integrated Self: Augustine, The Bible, and Ancient Thought (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Tiziana Suarez-Nani et Agostino Paravicini Bagliani (eds.), Nouvelles perspectives de recherche dans la pensée et la culture médiévale (XIIe-XVIe siècles) (Sismel)

Durand of St. Pourçain, Scriptum super IV Libros Sententiarum, Buch I, dd. 4-17, ed. Massimo Perrone and Fiorella Retucci (Peeters)

Robert Pasnau, After Certainty: A History of Our Epistemic Ideals and Illusions (OUP)

Nicholas Austin, Aquinas on Virtue: A Causal Reading (Georgetown)

Michael G. Sirilla, The Ideal Bishop: Aquinas’s Commentaries on the Pastoral Epistles (Catholic University of America)

Michael J. Dodds, Unlocking Divine Action: Contemporary Science and Thomas Aquinas (Catholic University of America)

Denis Searby (ed.), Never the Twain Shall Meet? Latins and Greeks Learning from Each Other in Byzantium (De Gruyter)

Jenny Pelletier and Magali Roques (eds.), The Language of Thought in Late Medieval Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Claude Panaccio (Springer)

John Duns Scotus, Notabilia super Metaphysicam, ed. Giorgio Pini (Brepols)

John Doody, Kim Paffenroth, and Helene Tallon Russell (eds.), Augustine and Kierkegard (Lexington Books)

Brian Kemple, Ens Primum Cognitum in Thomas Aquinas and the Tradition: The Philosophy of Being as First Known (Brill)

Adrian Sackson, Joseph Ibn Kaspi: Portrait of a Hebrew Philosopher in Medieval Provence (Brill)

Michael F. Cusato, Timothy J. Johnson, and Steven J. McMichael (eds.), Ordo et Sanctitas: The Franciscan Spiritual Journey in Theology and Hagiography: Essays in Honor of J. A. Wayne Hellmann, O.F.M. Conv. (Brill)

Jacob Langeloh, Erzählte Argumente: Exempla und historische Argumentation in politischen Traktaten c. 1265-1325 (Brill)

Stephen M. Metzger, Gerard of Abbeville, Secular Master, on Knowledge, Wisdom and Contemplation, 2 vols. (Brill)

Tobias Davids, Anthropologische Differenz und animalische Konvenienz: Tierphilosophie bei Thomas von Aquin (Brill)

Naama Cohen-Hanegbi, Caring for the Living Soul: Emotions, Medicine and Penance in the Late Medieval Mediterranean (Brill)

José Miguel Puerta Vílchez, Aesthetics in Arabic Thought from pre-Islamic Arabia through al-Andalus, trans. Consuelo López-Morillas (Brill)

J. Hamesse and J. Meirinhos (eds.), Les Auctoritates Aristotelis, leur utilisation et leur influence chez les auteurs médiévaux: État de la question 40 ans après la publication (Brepols)

T. Suarez-Nani, O. Ribordy, and A. Petagine (eds.), Lieu, espace, mouvement: physique, métaphysique et cosmologie (XIIe-XVIe siècles) (Brepols)

Ramon Llull, Llibre del Tàrtar i el Cristià / Liber Tartari et Christiani, ed. J. Batalla Costa, Ó. L. de la Cruz Palma, and F. Rodriguez Bernal, Latin Works of Raimundus Lullus in Catalan 4 (Brepols)

Robert Pasnau (ed.), Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 5 (Oxford UP)

Andrew Hicks, Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos (Oxford UP)

Tariq Jaffer, Rāzī: Master of Quranic Interpretation and Theological Reasoning (Oxford UP)

Isabella Image, The Human Condition in Hilary of Poitiers: The Will and Original Sin between Origen and Augustine (Oxford UP)

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker, Pilgrimage as Moral and Aesthetic Formation in Augustine’s Thought (Oxford UP)

Leontius of Byzantium, Complete Works, ed. Brian E. Daley (Oxford UP)

Mor Segev, Aristotle on Religion (Cambridge UP)

Manfred Svensson and David VanDrunen (eds.), Aquinas Among the Protestants (Wiley Blackwell)

J. J. MacIntosh, The Arguments of Aquinas: A Philosophical View (Routledge)

Averil Cameron and Niels Gaul (eds.), Dialogues and Debates from Late Antiquity to Late Byzantium (Routledge)

Benjamin W. McCraw and Robert Arp (eds.), Philosophical Approaches to Demonology (Routledge)

Yvonne Friedman (ed.), Religion and Peace: Historical Aspects (Routledge)

Moshe M Pavlov, Abu’l-Barakat al-Baghdadi’s Metaphysical Philosophy: The Kitab al-Mu‘tabar (Routledge)

Fabienne Baghdassarian and Gweltaz Guyomarc’h (eds.), Réceptions de la théologie aristotélicienne: D’Aristote à Michel d’Éphèse (Peeters)

Marc Ozilou, La monadologie bonaventurienne (Peeters)

Christian Brouwer and Odile Gilon (eds.), Liberté au Moyen Âge (Vrin)

Alain de Libera, La volonté et l’action: Cours du Collège de France 2015 (Vrin)

Éric Mangin, La nuit de l’âme: L’intellect et ses actes chez Maître Eckhart (Vrin)

Maître Eckhart, une écriture inachevée, ed. Élisabeth Boncour, Pierre Gire, and Éric Mangin (Éditions Mimésis)

Siger de Brabant, Traité de l’éternité du monde, intro. and ed. Roger Bruyeron, tr. Françoise Coursaget (Hermann)

Thomas d’Aquin, Les substances séparées, tr., intro., and ed. Nicolas Blanc (Les Belles Lettres)

Henri de Gand, Matthieu d’Aquasparta, Richard de Mediavilla, and Pierre de Jean Olivi, Les anges et le lieu, intro. T. Suarez-Nani, tr. and ed. T. Suarez-Nani et al. (Vrin)

Josep E. Rubio, Raymond Lulle le langage et la raison: Une introduction à la genèse de l’Ars (Vrin)

Hervé Pasqua (ed.), Nicolas de Cues (1401-1464): Le tournant anthropologique de la philosophie, Revue Noesis 26-27 (CRHI)

Anonymous, Introductiones Montane Maiores, edition by Egbert P. Bos and Joke Spruyt (Peeters)

Isabelle Moulin (ed.), Participation et vision de Dieu chez Nicolas de Cues (Vrin)

Fabien Revol, Le concept de création continuée dans l’histoire de la pensée occidentale (Vrin)

Claude Lafleur (ed.), Le sujet « archéologique » et boécien: Hommage institutionnel et amical à Alain de Libera (Vrin)

Daniel Bourgeois, Être et signifier: Structure de la sacramentalité comme signification chez saint Augustin et saint Thomas d’Aquin (Vrin)

William O. Duba, Russell L. Friedman, and Chris Schabel (eds.), Studies in Later Medieval Intellectual History in Honor of William J. Courtenay (Peeters)

Hervé Pasqua (ed.), Infini et altérité dans l’oeuvre de Nicolas de Cues (1401-1464) (Peeters)

Avicenna Latinus, Liber primus naturalium: Tractatus tertius: De his quae habent naturalia ex hoc quod habent quantitatem, ed. J. Janssens (Peeters)

Christopher M. Wojtulewicz, Meister Eckhart on the Principle (Peeters)

Sergei Mariev (ed.), Byzantine Perspectives on Neoplatonism (De Gruyter)

Ross Dealy, The Stoic Origins of Erasmus’ Philosophy of Christ (University of Toronto Press)

Denis Walter, Michael Psellos: Christliche Philosophie in Byzanz (De Gruyter)

Augustinus, Contra Academicos, De beata vita, De ordine, ed. Therese Fuhrer and Simone Adam (De Gruyter)

Augustinus, De Musica, ed. Martin Jacobsson (De Gruyter)

Anthony Robert Booth, Analytic Islamic Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan)

Gideon Manning and Cynthia Klestinec (eds.), Professors, Physicians and Practices in the History of Medicine: Essays in Honor of Nancy Siraisi (Springer)

Jean-Yves Beziau and Gianfranco Basti (eds.), The Square of Opposition: A Cornerstone of Thought (Springer)

Andreas Speer, Kindler Kompakt: Philosophie des Mittelalters (Springer)

Miklós Vassányi, Enikő Sepsi, and Anikó Daróczi (eds.), The Immediacy of Mystical Experience in the European Tradition (Springer)

David Carr, James Arthur, and Kristján Kristjánsson (eds.), Varieties of Virtue Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan)[chapters by Haldane and Conrad]

Margaret Cameron, Benjamin Hill, and Robert J. Stainton (eds.), Sourcebook in the History of Philosophy of Language: Primary Source Texts from the Pre-Socratics to Mill (Springer)

Reginald Lynch, The Cleansing of the Heart: The Sacraments as Instrumental Causes in the Thomistic Tradition (Catholic University of America)

Thomas Joseph White, The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology (Catholic University of America)

Kellie Robertson, Nature Speaks: Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Odo of Tournai, On Original Sin and A Disputation with the Jew, Leo, Concerning the Advent of Christ, the Son of God: Two Theological Treatises, tr. and ed. Irven M. Resnick (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Albert the Great, On the Body of the Lord, tr. Albert Marie Surmanski (Catholic University of America)

David I. Shyovitz, A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Steven A. Long, Roger W. Nutt, and Thomas Joseph White (eds.), Thomism and Predestination: Principles and Disputations (Catholic University of America)

Stéphane Loiseau, De l’écoute à la parole: La lecture biblique dans la doctrine sacrée selon Thomas d’Aquin (Cerf)

Emmanuel Falque, Le livre de l’expérience: D’Anselme de Cantorbéry à Bernard de Clairvaux (Cerf)

Michel Corbin, La contemplation de Dieu: Lecture de Monologion et du Proslogion de saint Anselme du Bec (Cerf)

Epistles of the Brethren of Purity, On Companionship and Belief: An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 39–41, ed. and tr. Carmela Baffioni and Ismail K. Poonawala (Oxford University Press)

Mark Henninger, Robert Andrews, and Jennifer Ottman (eds.), Robert Greystones on the Freedom of the Will: Selections from his Commentary on the Sentences (Oxford University Press)

Shira Weiss, Joseph Albo on Free Choice: Exegetical Innovation in Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Oxford University Press)

Boyd Taylor Coolman, Eternally Spiraling into God: Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus (Oxford University Press)

Anthony Kaldellis and Niketas Siniossoglou (eds.), The Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium (Cambridge University Press)

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz (ed.), The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings, Volume 1: God (Cambridge University Press)

Yousef Casewit, The Mystics of al-Andalus: Ibn Barrajān and Islamic Thought in the Twelfth Century (Cambridge University Press)

Roshdi Rashed (ed.), Ibn al-Haytham’s Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of Mathematics, translated from the French by J. V. Field (Routledge)

Kifayat Ullah, Al-Kashshaf: Al-Zamakhshari’s Mu’tazilite Exegesis of the Qur’an (De Gruyter)

Marko J. Fuchs, Gerechtigkeit als allgemeine Tugend: Die Rezeption der aristotelischen Gerechtigkeitstheorie im Mittelalter und das Problem des ethischen Universalismus (De Gruyter)

Ilia Galán Díez, The Birth of Thought in the Spanish Language: 14th century Hebrew-Spanish Philosophy (Springer)

Mary Beth Ingham, Understanding John Duns Scotus: ‘Of Realty the Rarest-veined Unraveller’ (Franciscan Institute)

Luis Cortest, Philo’s Heirs: Moses Maimonides and Thomas Aquinas (Academic Studies)

Edward Engelmann, Nature and the Artificial: Aristotelian Reflections on the Operative Imperative (Lexington)

Rose Mary Hayden Lemmons, Ultimate Normative Foundations: The Case for Aquinas’s Personalist Natural Law (Lexington)

Peter Adamson and Peter E. Pormann (eds.), Philosophy and Medicine in the Formative Period of Islam (Warburg Institute)

Robert Andrews and Olle Ferm (eds), Swedish Students at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the Middle Ages (Sällskapet Runica et Mediævalia)

John Wyclif, De scientia Dei, edited by Luigi Campi (OUP/British Academy)

Robert Glenn Davis. The Weight of Love: Affect, Ecstasy, and Union in the Theology of Bonaventure (Fordham)

Alexander Fidora & Nicola Polloni (eds.), Appropriation, Interpretation and Criticism: Philosophical and Theological Exchanges between the Arabic, Hebrew and Latin Intellectual Traditions (FIDEM)

Joseph E. Lowry & Shawkat M. Toorawa (eds.), Arabic Humanities, Islamic Thought. Essays in Honor of Everett K. Rowson (Brill)

Andrés Martínez Lorca. La filosofía en Al Ándalus, 2nd ed (Almuzara)

Farid Jabre, Essais et articles (L’Harmattan)

Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad & Sajjad H. Rizvi (eds.), Philosophy and the Intellectual Life in Shî’ah Islam (Shi’ah Institute)

Ulrich Rudolph, Rotraud Hansberger, and Peter Adamson (eds.), English translation by Rotraud Hansberger, Philosophy in the Islamic World: Volume 1: 8th-10th Centuries (Brill) [a translation with bibliographical updates of Philosophie in der islamischen Welt 1: 8.-10. Jahrhundert (Schwabe, 2012)].

Georgio Rahal & Heinz-Otto Luthe (eds.), Promisa nec aspera curans. Mélanges offerts à Marie-Thérèse Urvoy (Les Presses Universitaires, Institut Catholique de Toulouse)

Jules Janssens, An Annotated Bibliography on Ibn Sînâ. Second Supplement (1995-2009) (ACMRS)

Roshdi Rashed (ed.), Lexique historique de la langue scientifique arabe (Olms)

Abû Nasr al-Fârâbî, Las filosofías de Platón y Aristóteles with an Appendix Sumario de las Leyes de Platón. Prólogo y Tratado primero, translation by Rafael Ramón Guerrero (Ápeiron)

Alexander Orwin, Redefining the Muslim Community: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in the Thought of Alfarabi (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Mahdî Yazdî Hâ’irî, Universal Science: An Introduction to Islamic Metaphysics, transl. by John Cooper, ed. and intro. by Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad (Brill)

Eva-Maria Lika, Proofs of Prophecy and Refutation of the Isma’iliyya. The Kitab ithbat nubuwwat al-nabi by the Zaydi al-Mu’ayyad bi-llah al-Haruni (De Gruyter)


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