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The Study of Classical Antiquity at Göttingen

Michael C. Legaspi

in The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter shifts briefly away from the study of the Bible and focuses on two classical philologists at Göttingen, important representatives of neohumanism: Johann Matthias Gesner and Christian ... More


Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

H. G. M. Williamson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In recent years, the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. On the one hand there are those who continue to use the Bible as a primary source, modified and illustrated by the ... More


The Foundations of Classical Archaeology

Stephen L. Dyson

in In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110975
eISBN:
9780300134971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110975.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the foundations of classical archaeology and discusses the French Academy in Rome, which was founded in 1666 by Louis XIV as a study center where artists could work creatively ... More


The Middle Ages

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the medieval Western technology that drew from classical antiquity, Islamic and Asian societies, and its own original creativity. It observes that diffusion of new technology ... More


A Rhetor and His Audience: The Role of Invective

Raffaella Cribiore

in Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452079
eISBN:
9780801469084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452079.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on certain of Libanius's orations, returning to consideration of his correspondence only at the end but considering the same issues of credibility and “reality.” It concentrates ... More


Warburg’s Renaissance and the Things in Between

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Influenced by Burckhardt and Nietzsche, Warburg promoted a radically new understanding of how the Renaissance inherited a more complex aesthetic heritage from classical antiquity. Yet in the spirit ... More


Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

David Sedley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks ... More


Ancient Hellenistic Sources of Western Esotericism

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the ancient Hellenistic origins of Western esotericism. It explains that Western esoteric traditions have their basis in certain distinct patterns of thinking about the divine, ... More


Introduction

Ann Moss

in Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249879
eISBN:
9780191697838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Renaissance humanism and introduces several concepts that are used throughout the different chapters in the book. Humanism, for example, is defined as an intellectual endeavour ... More


Greeks, Romans, Germans: How the Nazis Usurped Europe's Classical Past

Johann Chapoutot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520275720
eISBN:
9780520966154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275720.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Much has been written about the conditions that made possible Hitler's rise and the Nazi takeover of Germany, but when we tell the story of the National Socialist Party, should we not also speak of ... More


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