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Language of Paradise: Protestant Oriental Scholarship and the Discovery of Arabic Poetry

Jan Loop

in Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the discovery of Arabic poetry in Western Europe in the context of Protestant Arabic studies of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The piece centres on the work of ... More


10. “As If the First Martyr of Hebrew Letters”

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter demonstrates that the 1520 papal verdict, which was handed down two years before the scholar's death, did not stymie Christian Hebrew studies or tarnish Johannes Reuchlin's reputation, ... More


1. “Impermissibly Favorable to Jews?”

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes how campaigns agitating for the expulsion of Jews from the Holy Romany Empire collided with the nascent Christian–Hebrew movement, creating a complex setting for the intense ... More


Survey of Henrician Humanism

James P. Carley and Ágnes Juhász-Ormsby

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking John Leland as an exemplary case, this chapter charts the reception of the classics in England in the first half of the sixteenth century. It explores the gradual institutionalization of the ... More


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