Photo: Robert Goddyn
France, 1947

Rémi Brague

Rémi Brague is a professor in medieval Jewish and Arab philosophy in Paris and Munich. He translated works by Leo Strauss and Maimonides, and gained renown with his books on classical and medieval culture, religion, identity and literature. His best-known publication is Eccentric Culture: A Theory of Western Civilization (1992), in which he claims that the Romans stood at the basis of Europe and European identity. He also wrote books such as Law of God: The Philosophical History of an Idea (2005) and The Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam (2009).

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 49

Wie is wel onderwezen?
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 41

Spiegels voor Europa

Speaker at


Part II. What Is an Educated Man?

Towards a Definition of Western Culture

9 September 2007 09.20 - 18.15 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam


The Idea of Europe

Past, Present and Future

2 October 2004 09.30 - 20.00 Palac Prymasowski, Warschau