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Johannes Saracenus
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was the most important translator north of the Alps in the 12th century; he was active for some time in Poitiers. Supported by John of Salisbury and the Abbey St. Denis in Paris, he translated the works and letters of Pseudo- Dionysius Areopagita from Greek into Latin, while avoiding grecisms. The preparation for this work was a commentary on the Hierarchia caelestis. His translations were widely used, especially in the 13th century.

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M. Grabmann, Mittelalterliches Geistesleben, vol. I, 1926, 454–460

W. Berschin, Griechisch-lateinisches Mit…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Johannes Saracenus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10901>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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