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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.
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.
Edited by Julian Goodare and Alasdair A. MacDonald
This is a collection of essays on the political, cultural and religious history of Scotland in the era of the Renaissance and Reformation.
Edited by Clare Copeland and Jan Machielsen
This volume explores individual responses to the problem of discernment of spirits, and the adjacent problem of true and false holiness in the period following the European Reformations.
The sources and applied work processes in Heinrich Bullinger’s Reformation History are analyzed in the context of the theological assumptions and methodological claims of Bullinger’s historiography, which are classified against the background of early modern humanist and confessional ...
Johannes Reuchlin’s Augenspiegel (1511) was a radical political publication aimed to preserve Jewish books from destruction and the consequent loss of irreplaceable knowledge. This first complete and extensively annotated translation provides an insight into the authorities’ attitude to Judaism ...
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