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Alexander Lee, University of Luxembourg and University of Warwick
Challenging the familiar view of Francesco Petrarca as the ‘father of humanism’, this book offers a comprehensive re-interpretation of Petrarch’s debt to the theology of St. Augustine, and advances a provocative new reading of the development of humanism in Italy.
Leen Spruit, Sapienza University, Rome and Pina Totaro, Italian Research Council (ILIESI-CNR), Rome
Brill authors Leen Spruit and Pina Totaro discovered the original manuscript of Spinoza's "Ethica" in the Vatican library. This spectacular discovery attracted a lot of media attention. This edition will be published in Brill's Texts and Sources on Intellectual History (BSIH) in August. The ...
Edited by Dirk van Miert, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands
Hadrianus Junius was Holland’s most important scholar of the third quarter of the sixteenth century. This book analyses Junius’ most important works, some of which have never been studied before. It contextualise them in light of the tradition of humanism.
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.
In a text-orientated approach, this study presents a rich mosaic depicting a tradition of European socio-cultural criticism since the French Revolution. Accepting the inevitability of technological advance, critics rejected the proud assumption of progress and stressed the negatives instead.
Edited by Christopher S. Celenza
This book presents the first English translation of an important Renaissance Latin text: Angelo Poliziano’s Lamia, an opening oration to a 1492 course at the University of Florence that amounts to a rethinking of the mission and nature of philosophy. An edition of the Latin text is also ...
These essays carefully show that classic social-contract theory was an ancien regime genre. Far more than is commonly realized, the local horizon was built into Hobbes’s and Locke’s theories and the genre drew on the absolutism of Bodin and Grotius.
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.
This book probes attitudes towards Greek antiquity by Lutheran humanists, posited in their sixteenth century context within the framework of Protestant universal history, pedagogical concerns, and the newly made acquaintance with Byzantine texts and post-Byzantine Greeks.
Edited by Renée van de Vall and Robert Zwijnenberg
The central question of this interdisciplinary volume is, whether present day medical visualisation techniques like ultrasound, endoscopy, CT, MRI and PET-scans mark a significant shift in the historical and cultural construction and experience of bodily interiority.
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