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Martine Julia van Ittersum
An in-depth study of Hugo Grotius' involvement with the Dutch East India Company or VOC, this monograph uncovers the ideological origins of the First Dutch Empire, particularly the implications of Grotius’ rights theories for European merchants and their indigenous trading partners.
This study uses the evolving meaning of "profit" in religious, political, economic, and social discourse to reveal the relationship between the prevailing concept of "just profit" and contemporary reactions to the Sixteenth-Century Price Revolution in Europe.
Edited by Fokke Akkerman and Piet Steenbakkers
This collection of seventeen essays breaks new ground in dealing comprehensively with philological, historical and bibliographical aspects of Spinoza’s texts. It covers subjects such as the philosopher’s Latinity and style, and the transmission and editing of his works.
Edited by Christopher S. Celenza and Kenneth Gouwens
This collection of original essays, gathered in honor of distinguished historian Ronald G. Witt, explores a range of issues of interest to scholars of Renaissance and Early Modern Europe. Contributors include Robert Black, Melissa Bullard, Anthony D'Elia, Anthony Grafton, Paul Grendler, James ...
This study analyzes the ways in which a variety of cultural manifestations were the necessary preconditions for (religious) policy and power in the Rome of Urban VIII (1623-1644). Precisely their interaction created what we now call ‘Baroque Culture’.
Edited by Martin Mulsow and Jan Rohls
This volume studies Socinianism in its relationship to “liberal” currents in reformed Protestantism, namely Dutch Remonstrants, English Latitudinarians and parts of the French Huguenots. What effects did its transition from Poland to the "modernized" intellectual milieus in the Netherlands and ...
The book explores the philosophical thinking of Petrarch and Boccaccio in contrast to the writings of contemporary mendicants. Examining both Latin and vernacular works, it investigates how these humanists poetically express the temporal, subjective, and emotional quality of moral sensibility.
Stephen A. Wilson
Drawing on Protestant scholasticism, Puritan “precisionism,” and virtue ethics, Virtue Reformed offers a comprehensive rereading of the ethical position of American philosopher-theologian Jonathan Edwards and his fascinating struggle to be both forwarder of the Reformation and participant in the ...
This study of Gassendi's philosophy and science puts forth the view that his atomism follows from his empiricism: as an outgrowth of our best theory of knowledge and sound scientific method, we get evidence that warrents the micorphysical theory.
Edited by István P. Bejczy and Richard G. Newhauser
This volume contains fifteen contributions on diverse aspects of twelfth-century moral thought, including monastic morality, (proto-)scholastic virtue ethics, the conception of virtue in various socio-political contexts and ethical traditions in Islamic and Jewish philosophy.
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