This volume contains English translations of two important early French and German defences of freedom of the press. Almost unknown in the English-speaking world, these texts demonstrate that freedom of the press was an important issue in other parts of Europe in the early modern period, giving rise to articulate theories. Elie Luzac's Essay on Freedom of Expression (1749) defended freedom of the press for atheists on natural law and other grounds. Carl Friedrich Bahrdt's On Freedom of the Press and its Limits (1787) drew on natural law, religious rhetoric, and political journalism to make the case for understanding freedom of the press as a human right. Together, these texts show that the French and German traditions included their own intellectual resources for defending modern rights, before the American Bill of Rights and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Early French and German Defenses of Freedom of the Press
Elie Luzac's Essay on Freedom of Expression (1749) and Carl Friedrich Bahrdt's On Freedom of the Press and its Limits (1787) in English Translation
Edited by John Christian Laursen and Johan van der Zande
Maximilian Sternberg, University of Cambridge
In Cistercian Architecture and Medieval Society Max Sternberg offers an account of the social functions of the built environment in medieval monasticism, focusing in particular on the white order of the Languedoc in the 13th century.
Offering a systematic analysis of texts produced between the court of Burgundy in the 1470s and the court of the Austrian Habsburgs in the early 1700s, this book traces the development of the idea of successful and competent political behaviour as seen through the eyes of court historians ...
Edited by Asaph Ben-Tov, University of Erfurt, Yaacov Deutsch, David Yellin College, and Tamar Herzig, Tel Aviv University
This collection of essays examines interplays of knowledge and religion in early modern thought. Spanning from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, it considers varied formations of knowledge and religion, knowledge about religion(s) and irreligious knowledge in early modern Europe.
Lambert van Velthuysen. Edited and translated by Malcolm de Mowbray. With an introduction by Catherine Secretan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
The Letter on the Principles of Justness and Decency (1651) by Lambert van Velthuysen deduces the nature of virtue and vice and the right to punish crimes from the Hobbesian principle of self-preservation.
Edited by Marco Sgarbi, Villa I Tatti. The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence
The present volume collects seventeen case studies that characterize the various kinds of translationes of the European culture of the last two and a half millennia from ancient Greece to Rome, from the Medieval world to the Renaissance up to the Modernity.
Edited by Andrea Moudarres, University of California and Christiana Purdy Moudarres, University of California
This volume aims to assess the longstanding debate over the role played by the Italian Renaissance in shaping the modern Western worldview.
Wiep van Bunge, Erasmus University Rotterdam
In Spinoza Past and Present Wiep van Bunge explores various aspects of Spinoza’s works and the often conflichting ways in which the Dutch philosopher’s views have been interpreted from the seventeenth century onwards.
Edited by Eric Jorink, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, and Dirk van Miert, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands
This volume describes how Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) rose to fame in the fascinating world of seventeenth-century scholarship and science.
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.
Edited by Matthew Rampley, University of Birmingham, Thierry Lenain, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Hubert Locher, Philipps University, Marburg, Andrea Pinotti, Università degli Studi, Milan, Charlotte Schoell-Glass, University of Hamburg, and Kitty Zijlmans, Leiden University
This book undertakes a critical survey of art history across Europe, examining the recent conceptual and methodological concerns informing the discipline as well as the political, social and ideological factors that have shaped its development in specific national contexts.
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