Ramon Llull

March 2010
16 colour illustrations
128 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Textos B
ISBN: 9781855661998
Format: Paperback

Ramon Llull

A Contemporary Life

Ramon Llull

Translated by Anthony Bonner

Edited by Anthony Bonner

The autobiography of an influential medieval Catalan intellectual.
Ramon Llull was a highly original medieval writer and thinker. Direct contact with Moslem culture during his early years in Majorca, soon after the Christian reconquest, furnished him with a vision of the "Other" quite unique among medieval European intellectuals. It was not, however, until his thirties that he abandoned the courtly life, immersed himself in theological and philosophical studies and began his sustained campaign of conversion. He travelled on many occasions throughout Europe in search of royal and papal support and undertook several missions to north Africa, in the course of one of which he was stoned and imprisoned. Despite his many travels he found time to compose more than 260 works, in Catalan and Latin, many of which related to his famous "Art", a method for religious discussion with scientific and logical applications that subsequently influenced Giordano Bruno and Liebniz. When he was almost eighty years old, Llull dictated the story of his life to a group of Carthusians in Paris, leaving us this fascinating autobiography. This edition includes both an English translation and the original Latin version.

Published in association with Editorial Barcino.

ANTHONY BONNER is a translator and scholar who has published extensively on Ramon Llull.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Translation
The Book of the Order of Chivalry


[A]n invaluable resource for anyone working on Llull's thought and self-presentation. MEDIUM AEVUM

Nicely produced, like all volumes in this series published as a joint venture by Barcino and Tamesis, [this] is a very attractive paperback, carefully edited and printed on paper of high quality with a full color cover. NEWSLETTER OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RESEARCH HISTORIANS OF MEDIEVAL SPAIN
Bonner es el traductor más reconocido de los textos lulianos al inglés [...]. ARCHIVUM FRANCISCANUM HISTORICUM

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