Tsocho Boyadzhiev. Winter in the Middle Ages
Original title: Зимата през средновековието
Category: Medieval Philosophy/Theology
Through winter castles, villages, monasteries, towns, holidays, kitchens, bedrooms, squares, games, wars and what not, Tsocho Boyadjiev continues to build the path of non-triviality. Drawing on a vast array of sources and a refined methodology, he explores otherness in our otherwise "other" age of the so-called Middle Ages. Winter was for the man of Western Europe at the time — a problematic time, a traumatic subject. It is not only a natural phenomenon, but also a symbol that requires reliance. Winter is the interval of the rupture of existence, the passage between the worlds of the living and the dead. It is a heavy metaphor of the unlit parts of the world and of human presence in it. Tsocho Boyadzhiev draws attention to the fragmentary nature of the text and expresses the hope that the reader will have before him a delicious reading. The result? A veritable feast of the mind.
Tsocho Boyadzhiev is one of the leading Bulgarian humanist scientists, a founder of philosophical media studies in Bulgaria. He taught the history of ancient and medieval philosophy at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". He is a member of the International Society for the Study of Medieval Philosophy (Louvre) and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Vienna). He is the author of a number of studies and monographs, teaching aids, has compiled several anthologies and collections of philosophical texts. Founder of the Institute for the Study of Medieval Philosophy. It translates from Latin, Ancient Greek and German.