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Jan Machielsen

in Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265802
eISBN:
9780191772009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265802.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The special friendship of Martin Delrio and Justus Lipsius (1547–1606), the famous neo-Stoic philosopher and humanist, was much trumpeted by their Catholic contemporaries, who used it as proof of ... More


A Tale of Two Senecas

Jan Machielsen

in Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265802
eISBN:
9780191772009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265802.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The authorship of the Senecan tragedies was hotly debated until the end of the sixteenth century. Martial’s testimony regarding the existence of two Senecas confused the early Italian humanists and ... More


Emendation, Divination

Jan Machielsen

in Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265802
eISBN:
9780191772009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265802.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Humanists employed a simplified moral language of virtue and vice to describe their textual emendations. An emendation could be cast as an act of healing or, when deemed unsuccessful, as inflicting ... More


Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation

Jan Machielsen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265802
eISBN:
9780191772009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265802.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The protagonist of this study, the Jesuit Martin Delrio (1551–1608), is a largely forgotten figure, purposefully elided from many of the scholarly and religious spheres to which he contributed. To ... More


From Lipsius to Hobbes

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter forges a connection between Lipsius and Thomas Hobbes. There are a number of ways in which Hobbes's theoretical project, culminating in the Leviathan of 1651, can be read as continuing ... More


The Construction of Humanism

Floris Verhaart

in Classical Learning in Britain, France, and the Dutch Republic, 1690-1750: Beyond the Ancients and the Moderns

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198861690
eISBN:
9780191893643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861690.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter starts with a very concise discussion of how the different approaches to classical literature debated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries can be traced back to the ancient world ... More


Prologue: Philosophy during Leiden’s First Golden Age, 1575–1618

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/9780199553389.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The oldest curriculum drafted for Leiden university in 1575 closely followed that outlined by Ramus himself 20 years earlier. But from 1582 onward, after the arrival in Leiden of the great humanist ... More


The Constant Prince: Neostoicism and the New Philosophy in

Alice Brooke

in The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Natural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816829
eISBN:
9780191858406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816829.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The final chapter of this study analyses Sor Juana’s most perplexing auto, El mártir del Sacramento, San Hermenegildo. It argues that the key to understanding the play lies in its engagement with ... More


Ben Jonson: Formal Imitation

Colin Burrow

in Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838081
eISBN:
9780191874604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838081.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter shows that Ben Jonson’s practice in imitating classical poetry was far more deeply indebted to the kinds of ‘formal’ imitation described in Chapter 6 than Jonson himself would have ... More


Letter-Writing Manuals

Peter Mack

in A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199597284
eISBN:
9780191804588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199597284.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses letter-writing manuals and their respective authors. Latin letter-writing manuals were among the most printed renaissance works on rhetoric with about 900 editions of ... More


Translation and Communication: War and Peace by Other Means

José María Pérez Fernández

in Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198835691
eISBN:
9780191873225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835691.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Based on a survey of how the tropes of community, commerce, and communication pervaded the rhetoric of political theory and also of certain forms of prose fiction, Chapter 5 suggests a new approach ... More


Cowley: Oblivion and Obedience

Niall Allsopp

in Poetry and Sovereignty in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198861065
eISBN:
9780191893032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861065.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 4 challenges established interpretations of Cowley as a (crypto-)royalist with a revisionist reading of his Poems (1656), particularly the Pindarique Odes and Davideis, as his conscious ... More


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