Pontifical Institute of Mediæval Studies, The - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Pontifical Institute of Mediæval Studies, The

In the 1920s, Professor Étienne Gilson, a noted French mediævalist, and Henry Carr, C.S.B., of St Michael's College, conceived a unique plan for a graduate centre for mediaeval studies. When it was founded in 1929, the Institute of Mediaeval Studies was the only specialized institution in its field. In 1939, as war threatened European centres of learning and cultural heritage, Pope Pius XII granted the Institute a papal charter. The Pontifical Institute's initial emphasis on mediaeval philosophy, especially the thought of St Thomas Aquinas, soon broadened into an historical approach that draws upon a wide range of academic disciplines. The Institute is known internationally for its research, teaching, library, and scholarly publications.

(Latin) Pontificium institutum studiorum mediae aetatis

Anno Domini circiter MCMXXVII Doctor Étienne Gilson, Gallia oriundus, rerum medii aevi praeclarus indagator, et Henricus Carr, Congregationis S. Basilii, Collegii S. Michaelis professor, sedis studiorum medii aevi superiorum instituendae consilium singulare ceperunt. Anno Domini MCMXXIX fundatum est Institutum Studiorum Mediae Aetatis, cui soli talia studia tunc temporis propria esse videbantur. Anno Domini MCMXXXIX, cum bellum eruditionis domiciliis humanarumque traditionum custodibus Europaeis interitum minabatur, Pius papa XII Instituto canonicae erectionis diploma concessit. Ratio studiorum primo ad philosophiam, praecipue S. Thomae Aquinatis, maiorem curam conferebat, mox et alia studia historica, quae pluribus variisque utuntur disciplinis, prompte fovebat. Institutum investigationibus historicis, operibus typis impressis, docendi peritia, bibliotheca clarissimum.

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On the grounds of the Institute, 59 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: City of Toronto (District)

Municipality: City of Toronto

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