This study of clerical book collections in Norway 1650–1750 provides detailed evidence about the circulation of books among one specific layer of the educated classes in a peripheral part of Europe. The wide range of authors and works included in these book collections proves that the Norwegian clergy partook in the European flow of information across borders, a flow that was marked by expansion and exchange rather than narrowness and rigidity. Three core source areas stand out in terms of book acquisition, namely Germany, the Netherlands and England. This wide range of book distribution is indicative of the early modern transmission of knowledge across borders which took place in all areas of academic debate in the wake of Gutenberg.
Book Collections of Clerics in Norway, 1650–1750
Ernest R. Holloway III
Situating his life and thought within the broader context of the northern European Renaissance and French humanism, this work offers a critical re-evaluation of Andrew Melville in light of current research and the primary historical sources of the period.
Todd H. Green
Focusing on the female diaconate’s contributions to education, health care, and poor relief in nineteenth-century Sweden, this book challenges long-standing secularization theories by arguing that modernization created new possibilities and opportunities for religious communities to wield public ...
This book shows how threads of field research, economic reflection, natural law tradition, casuistry and the quest for justice weave together in Luis de Molina’s De Iustitia et Iure, thus forming a major work of Catholic moral theology.
A new interpretation of the Jesuit mission to New France is here proposed by using, for comparison and contrast, the earlier Jesuit experience in Japan. In order to present revisionist perspectives of the Jesuit missions based on a broader international framework beyond North America, the ...
Scholars have identify Juan de Ávila (1499-1569) as the author of a distinctively judeoconverso spirituality. However, there are no comprehensive studies that seriously take into account his background. The present work seeks to analyze his spirituality against its proper early-modern Spanish ...
Drawing on the tradition of the interpretation of eschatological concepts such as Fifth Empire and succession of ages, this book attempts to contextualize and analyze António Vieira, S.J., interpretation’s, particularly in the História do Futuro and in the Clavis Prophetarum.
Edited by Peter Biller, Caterina Bruschi and Shelagh Sneddon
This book provides an edition and translation of depositions of heresy suspects interrogated in Toulouse in the 1270s. These depositions plug a large hole in the history of heresy and inquisition, and they are reminiscent of Montaillou in their sheer colour and liveliness
H. Salvador Martínez. Translated by Odile Cisneros
A truly groundbreaking book, presenting a portrait of Alfonso X, monarch and medieval intellectual par excellence, and the extraordinary cultural history of Spain at that time.
This book addresses the problem of Milton's poetics of the passion, a tradition he revises by turning away from late medieval representations of the crucifixion and drawing instead on earlier Christian images and alternative strategies.
Herausgegeben von Christian Moser und Peter Opitz, unter Mitwirkung von Hans Ulrich Bächtold, Luca Baschera und Alexandra Kess
Die Beiträge dieser Festschrift für den Zürcher Reformationshistoriker Emidio Campi beleuchten ausgewählte Aspekte, welche die Geschichte des reformierten Protestantismus als komplexen Prozess von Bewegung und Beharrung ausmachen.
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