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Constancy and Opinion: Renaissance Neostoicism

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Fifteen hundred years after the death of Seneca, Stoic constancy once again became a subject of debate. In the later sixteenth century ‘Neostoic’ or ‘Christian Stoic’ writers — Montaigne, Lipsius, Du ... More


Justus Lipsius and the Post-Machiavellian Prince

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/9780691152080.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter studies the political thought of Justus Lipsius, a moral and political thinker as well as the author of the two-volume philosophical dialogue De constantia (1583) and the six-volume ... More


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

Alice Brooke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816829
eISBN:
9780191858406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816829.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This study analyses the autos sacramentales, or Eucharistic plays, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–95). It focusses on their relationship to the changing currents of philosophical thought in the ... More


Stoicism, Slavery, and Law: Grotian Jurisprudence and its Reception

John W Cairns

in Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682133
eISBN:
9781474415972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682133.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the Scottish legal system's engagement with slavery in the eighteenth century as well as Hugo Grotius' thinking on Stoicism and law and its impact on later jurisprudence. ... More


Introduction: Natural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology in the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

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/9780198816829.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Introduction to this study explores the philosophical context in which Sor Juana wrote her Eucharistic plays. It traces the transition from a mindset characterized by scepticism and Neostoicism ... 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


‘Higher then to her no bookes doe reach’: The Queen and the Antiquary

Martha Vandrei

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816720
eISBN:
9780191858352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816720.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Historiography

This chapter and the following both draw the reader into seventeenth-century understandings of the past, and of Boudica in particular, and makes clear that in a time before disciplines, writers of ... More


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