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Edited and translated by Michiel Wielema
This book is the first English edition of a major critique of organized religion. A rational plea for tolerance and free thought, Adriaan Koerbagh's A Light Shining in Dark Places (1668) demolishes the authority of the Christian revelation and the churches.
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 Martin Mulsow, University of Erfurt and the Gotha Research Center for Early Modern Studies
Drawing on new manuscript sources, this volume offers seven contributions on Hermann Samuel Reimarus, the most significant biblical critic in eighteenth-century Germany, as well as an eminent Enlightenment philosopher, a renowned classicist, and expert on Judaism.
Edited by Leen Spruit, Sapienza University, Rome
This books offers an annotated edition of Nifo’s De intellectu (1503), including an extensive analytical summary of the contents, as well as a chronology of Nifo’s life and works, and a full index of the chapters of this work.
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 Stephen Clucas, Peter J. Forshaw and Valery Rees
This collection of essays presents new work on the Renaissance philosopher Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) which explores aspects of Ficino’s own thought and the sources which he used, and traces his influence on the philosophy of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Edited by Jan Bloemendal, Arjan van Dixhoorn and Elsa Strietman
This volume sets out to analyse the role and function of literary culture in the formation of early modern public opinion, and proposes ways in which a modern scholar might approach early modern works of literature and other evidence of literary culture to explore early modern public opinion making.
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.
This book aims to provide a detailed and systematic account of Conrad Summenhart’s (1455-1502) language of individual rights. This study analyses Summenhart’s theory in its historical context treating it as a culmination of late medieval discourse on individual rights, particularly useful to ...
Wolfgang Simon, Reinhold Friedrich & Berndt Hamm
Ab dem Frühjahr 1532 rückt wieder die Reichspolitik ins Zentrum von Bucers Aufmerksamkeit, als in Schweinfurt in seiner Gegenwart die Verhandlungen über einen befristeten Waffenstillstand zwischen Kaiser und Protestanten beginnen. Erst Bucers theologische Gutachten und Argumentationshilfen ...
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