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The Bulging Circuit 1 of Florence

Peter Biller

in The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter takes one city around 1300, Florence, and asks, ‘How was demographic thought represented here, in one place?’ It catalogues the results, first of all what we find in the vernacular ... More


The Pastoral Use of the Scholastic Critique of Superstitions

Euan Cameron

in Enchanted Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257829
eISBN:
9780191698477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257829.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter addresses the question of how far the ‘critique of superstition’ actually impacted the pastoral work of Europe's clergy. To take either of the extreme positions, to claim that the ... More


‘Practical power and faith’: 1 Ruskin and the Companions of the Guild of St George

Stuart Eagles

in After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602414
eISBN:
9780191725050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602414.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Ruskin's utopianist Guild of St. George was the embodiment of his social challenge. An extension of his personality, it grew partly out of his early involvement with the Working Men's College in ... More


‘Taken prisoner by his mortal enemies’?: 1 Ruskin, Working-Class Consciousness, and Organized Labour

Stuart Eagles

in After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602414
eISBN:
9780191725050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602414.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Many of the pioneers of the emerging Labour movement cited the crucial role of Ruskin's writings in the development of their own political and class consciousness. Recognising in Ruskin's ... More


Erudition and Censorship

Daniel Stolzenberg

in Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at how the Jesuit censors responded to Kircher's exposition of magical practices and esoteric wisdom, and how Kircher responded to them. It offers a different kind of case study ... More


Studying “God's Contrivances”

in Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226116396
eISBN:
9780226116419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116419.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the works and views of Robert Boyle and John Locke on the study of the entirety of “God's works” and of Scripture. It explains that Boyle devoted a section to the advantages of ... More


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