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Fredrik Thomasson, Uppsala University
This intellectual biography of Johan David Åkerblad (1763–1819) presents a new account of the decipherment of ancient Egyptian. Oriental and classical studies and their entwinement in the turbulent politics of this age of Revolutions are presented from a novel perspective.
Raingard Esser, University of Groningen
The Eighty Years’ War and the partition of the Low Countries led to the publication of numerous chorographical works on towns and regions in the Northern and Southern Netherlands. This book offers a comparison of these histories reflecting political change and promoting new identities.
A close study of the Berlin Huguenot Refuge and its most famous figure, Jean Barbeyrac. Deeply rooted in the archives and full of new materials, it greatly clarifies the complicated relationship of Huguenot learning to cultural patronage, political cabals, theological disputes, and wider ...
Herausgegeben von Andrea Steenbeek
In the Saturnalian dialogues (1582) Lipsius describes all aspects of the gladiatorial combats. This theme fits perfectly well into his other historiographical works about roman customs and institutions, but above all he presents the gladiators as enlightening examples in his stoic ethical ...
Edited by Michael Hampe, Ursula Renz and Robert Schnepf
Till today Spinoza's Ethics is a standard for enlightened theoretical and practical reasoning. His five parts are elucidated by this collective commentary. An introduction sketches the historical consequences and the still relevant philosophical ambitions of the Ethics.
Edited by Jeanine De Landtsheer & Henk Nellen
Scylla and Charybdis offers a collection of studies on epistolary and scholarly responses to religious and political controversy in Early Modern Europe. Careful examination of key intellectual letter-writers yields new biographical information as well as a more balanced judgement on the ways ...
Through the case studies of two Hungary born humanists, Johannes Sambucus and Andreas Dudith, this book explores the world of late-sixteenth century East Central European humanism, presenting the ways a scholarly culture became meaning and sellable for a wide group of learned elite.
Edited by Laura Cruz and Willem Frijhoff
Based on the proceedings of a 2005 conference, this volume re-examines the role of Dutch social and patriotic myths. Using recent methodological approaches, the essays assess how the Dutch perceived their myths and how they were treated by previous historians.
Edited by Mogens Lærke
Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the topic, this volume studies the role censorship played in the intellectual culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, how it was implemented, and how it affected the development philosophy and literary writing.
Carol M. Richardson
This book offers a new and interdisciplinary approach to the history of papal Rome, 1400-80. It argues that the College of Cardinals emerged as key agents of its renaissance because of the crises of the fifteenth century.
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