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John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

Noel Malcolm and Jacqueline Stedall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564843
eISBN:
9780191713750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The mathematician John Pell was a member of the Royal Society and one of the generation of scientists that included Boyle, Wren, and Hooke. Although he left a huge body of manuscript materials, he ... More


‘A Generall Reformation of Common Learning’ and its Reception in the English-Speaking World, 1560–1642

Howard Hotson

in The Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264683
eISBN:
9780191734878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264683.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter provides a synthesis of the ‘Reformation of Common Learning’, which progressively developed from Peter Ramus’s pedagogy in the mid-sixteenth century to the work of the Moravian Comenius ... More


Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Howard Hotson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Johann Heinrich Alsted, professor of philosophy and theology at the Calvinist academy of Herborn, was a man of many parts. A deputy to the famous Synod of Dort and greatest encyclopaedist of his age, ... More


Introduction

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Samuel Hartlib, John Dury, and Johann Amos Comenius step from central Europe's Reformed world into the pages of English intellectual history as if from out of a void. The places where they studied — ... More


Reforming Hungarian Education

Graeme Murdock

in Calvinism on the Frontier 1600–1660: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church in Hungary and Transylvania

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208594
eISBN:
9780191678080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208594.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

A central aim of the Hungarian reformation was to improve standards of education. Leading clergy in the Reformed church worked together with noble patrons and town authorities in determined efforts ... More


The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Howard Hotson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Howard Hotson’s previous contribution to this series, Commonplace Learning, explored how a fragmented political and confessional landscape turned the northwestern corner of the Holy Roman Empire into ... More


Negotiating the Irenical Turn

Kelly Joan Whitmer

in The Halle Orphanage as Scientific Community: Observation, Eclecticism, and Pietism in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226243771
eISBN:
9780226243801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243801.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Two considers how and why the Halle Orphanage and its educational programming were implicated in the politics of confessional reconciliation that in many ways defined Brandenburg-Prussia ... More


Building Bensalem at Massachusetts Bay: The Search For Solomon’s Adamic Wisdom

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 4 documents the influence of Francis Bacon, Comenius, and the new science on colonial aspirations to the intellectual perfections enjoyed by Adam and partially restored by Solomon. John ... More


From Brown to Red: The Fall and Rise of an Educational System, 1945–51

John Rodden

in Repainting the Little Red Schoolhouse: A History of Eastern German Education, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112443
eISBN:
9780197561102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112443.003.0009
Subject:
Education, History of Education

October 1945. It is a testament to the determination of Soviet and German education officials that the schools and universities east of the Elbe have opened at all this fall. Just as in the western ... More


Dissemination: The Reformed Diaspora and the Hartlib Circle

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Although typically identified with English Puritanism, the nucleus of the correspondence network which Samuel Hartlib envisaged in 1634 was originally composed primarily by intellectuals displaced, ... More


Expansion and Adaptation: The Post-Ramist Roots of Comenian Pansophia

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The following two chapters show how crucial elements of the educational reforms developed above all by Comenius and propagated by Hartlib and his associates emerged out of common roots in the ... More


Divergence: Post-Ramist Pedagogy and Baconian Natural Philosophy

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Since the function and form of Comenian pansophia derived from the previous post-Ramist tradition, its sources and basic working methods naturally betrayed the same family resemblance. Far from ... More


Reception: The Fortuna of the Encyclopaedia

Howard Hotson

in The Reformation of Common Learning: Post-Ramist Method and the Reception of the New Philosophy, 1618 - 1670

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199553389
eISBN:
9780191898440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199553389.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

A comprehensive study of the reception of the post-Ramist tradition within central, east-central and northern Europe is a topic too large and amorphous for treatment in the space available here. ... More


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