Articles © by Ricardo da Costa © 1995-2016
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Articles © by Ricardo da Costa © 1995-2016
All rights reserved.
Analysis of Regimen sanitatis by physician Catalan Arnaldus de Villa Nova, with emphasis on diet prescribed by the author for the prevention of disease and the search for better health.
The purpose of this work is to present some characteristics and peculiarities of the first translation of Lo Somni, by Bernat Metge, to Portuguese, realized by Ricardo da Costa and revised by Armando Alexandre dos Santos. For this, we will comment some literary aspects more typically humanists of the work. Lastly, we will discourse about the reception of the metgian text for the Portuguese language.
Brief analysis of Lo Somni (1399) work of Bernat Metge, particularly the educational and moral point of view.
The purpose of this paper is to present the academic community our translation of Cantiga 103, made directly from the Galician-Portuguese, in addition to its close thematic relationship with the corresponding illumination.
The Tapestry of the Creation (XI century) is a Catalan embroidery, one of the most important textile works of Romanesque art who tells the Christian cosmology, the Heaven and the Nature in its original state. Our proposal is to analyze some aspects of his iconography, especially the meaning of the Cosmocrator God and His relationship with the philosophy of St. Augustine.
The Conference will present the Catalan philosopher meditations on God's foreknowledge, preceded by considerations of St. Thomas Aquinas. The basis of our presentation will be The Book of Contemplation, first great treatise written by Ramon Llull.
The purpose of this conference is to present the imaginary debate between Pedro and Ramon Llull (Librum disputationis Petri et Raimundi phantastici), and analyze the limits of the medieval dialogue. Debate or conversion? In addition, we intend to do a iconographic analysis of one of the most famous artistic representations of Ramon Llull: “The rear of the army and relief of Mr. Ramon Llull of Majorca to destroy the tower of falsehood and ignorance”, seventh miniature from Breviculum (1325).
Comparative analysis of three virtues of the Virgin Mary – Goodness, Truth and Justice – narrated in the Cantiga 140 of Cantigas de Santa Maria by Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284), called the Wise, and the Book of Santa Maria (c. 1290) written by Catalan philosopher Ramon Llull.
Brief iconographic analysis of Cantiga 25 by Cantigas de Santa Maria, which is narrated a miracle of the Virgin with a loan of money from a Jew to a Christian, and consequently miraculous conversion of the Jew.
According to its detractors, the Catholic Church would have supported the slave system, especially what happened in Africa in the modern period (XVI-XIX centuries). Is this true?
The formation of the Portuguese language and their literary and historical parallels with Castilian and Catalan. As case studies, we addressed three authors who, between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, they highlighted the Portuguese language: D. Pedro de Barcelos (1287-1354), Antonio Vieira (1608-1697) and Olavo Bilac (1865-1918).
Trabajo post-doctoral presentado a la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) y al Rotary Club Barcelona-Europa, bajo la dirección del Prof. Dr. Josep Serrano i Daura.
Nuestra propuesta es comprender el modo en que Bernardo desarrolló ese concepto en su obra, sus definiciones cristianas más humanísticas hasta las nociones específicamente metafísicas; también sus consideraciones acerca del imperativo que rige la colaboración entre la Naturaleza y la Gracia, ya que para Bernardo, las facultades de la Naturaleza humana son iguales para todos, pero son inútiles sin la Gracia.
On the occasion of the celebration of the 15th anniversary and the publishing of the volume #200 of the academic journals of Cemoroc, Centro de Estudos Medievais Oriente & Ocidente (Edf-Feusp), this article presents the landmarks of this editorial history concerning Medieval studies.
The concept of Beauty and its consequent aesthetic enjoyment varied according the transformations of human societies in time. Our purpose is present the aesthetic of the body that some medieval philosophers developed in his treatises and some representations in medieval images.
The purpose of this paper is to present our translation of the aforementioned work, the first to be made into Portuguese (directly from the original 1399 text, in Ancient Catalan), and analyze the importance of the theme of the Dreams and the oniric universe to Philosophy, since Bernat's text bears a close relationship to Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy.
The Dream (Lo somni) of Bernat Metge (1340-1413) is one of the classical works of the fifteenth century. The purpose of this paper is to present the evidences presented by Metge for the immortality of the soul, important meditation to Medieval Philosophy.
The conference examines the birth of the Monarchy in the Medieval West. Three paradigmatic cases that helped to build the monarchical ideal are analysed: the conversions to Christianity of Constantine and Clovis I and the submission of Theodosius I to the Roman Catholic Church.
The purpose of this lecture is to present and analyse the image of the feminine gender in two Catalan literary works: The Dream (1399) and Curial and Guelfa (c.1460).
Study about the relationship between mourning and presence of women along History.
The purpose of this conference, after previously defining the concept of Humanism, is to present our translation of Lo Somni, the first one into Portuguese.
Analysis of St. Bernard's letters to show that medieval literary correspondence was the principal founder of interior spaces, in which the psyche was revealed, stated, and consolidated.
The act of translating. The comprehensive understanding. A translation of medieval texts. The translation by a novel of chivalry: Curial e Guelfa. Fundamental themes approached: Love, Death, Sublime. Translating is a feeling, feeling to explain.
In this essay I intend to highlight the theological character of Greek philosophy, particularly in Plato, Aristotle and Seneca, to conclude to, in its transcendental aspect, medieval philosophy did nothing more than enhance and deepen this particularity philosophical, but essential, of Greek thought.
Interview with Ricardo da Costa about the novel of chivalry Curial e Guelfa.