The late seventeenth century Netherlands have traditionally been viewed as the intellectual entrepot of Europe in general, and for Scotland in particular. Scottish students flocked in large numbers to the Dutch universities, bringing back ideas and books which influenced Scottish learning well into the eighteenth century. This book is the first full-length study of Scots in the United Provinces between 1650 and 1750. It analyses their numbers at the Dutch universities, the education they received and the impact this had on Scottish learning, on the eve of the Enlightenment, showing that the Scottish-Dutch relationship provided the infrastructure, which allowed Scotland to take part in a wider Republic of Letters and that its culture was increasingly characterised by it.
‘News from the Republick of Letters’
By examining depictions of rape in pamphlets, plays, poems, and advice manuals, this book underscores the significance of sex and gender in the construction of Dutch identity during the period of the Revolt of the Netherlands and beyond.
Liv Helene Willumsen, University of Tromsø
Drawing on wide range of legal documents from the seventeenth-century, this book contains quantitative and qualitative analyses of witchcraft trials in Scotland and Finnmark, Norway. Attention is drawn towards the voices of the accused persons, the witnesses, and the law.
Emotions and Health, 1200-1700 examines theological and medical approaches to the ‘passions’ as alterations affecting both mind and body. It focuses on sorrow, fear and anger, on constructions of the melancholic subject, and on the effects of music on health.
This book analyzes William of Ockham's early theory of property rights alongside those of his fellow dissident Franciscans, paying careful attention to each friar's use of Roman and civil law, which provided the conceptual building blocks of the poverty controversy.
Edited by Sigrid Müller and Cornelia Schweiger
This volume deals with contrasting developments in the period between 1400-1550. It is one that is characterized by a search for greater personal liberty and more opportunities for creative expression, on the one hand, and a quest to secure stability by establishing binding norms, on the other.
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.
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 ...
Brad C. Pardue
This book explores the important implications of printed vernacular appeals to a nascent public by the reformer William Tyndale, by religious conservatives such as Thomas More, and by Henry VIII’s regime in the volatile early years of the English Reformation.
Edited by Kevin Ingram
The second volume of Conversos and Morisco series focuses on the Moriscos, offering new perspectives on this allusive group's social and religious character in the period leading up to its expulsion from Spain in 1609.
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 ...
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