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

Nicholas Hardy and Dmitri Levitin (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This volume examines the relationship between the history of scholarship and the history of Christianity in the early modern period. Leading British, American and continental scholars explore the ... More


Introduction: Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: A Comparative Overview of a Neglected Episode in the History of the Humanities

Dmitri Levitin

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/9780197266601.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What effect did the structural process of religious confessionalisation have on the production, publication, and dissemination of works of erudition, and on shaping those aspects of European ... More


The Virtues of Marginality in Nerval's Illuminés

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers Nerval's collection of biographical texts in Les Illuminés as an instance of the way in which the popular cultural forms of biography in the period (dictionaries, newspapers) ... More


Biography and Literary Principle: Marcel Schwob's Vies imaginaires

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Schwob's account of biography as the basis for the literariness of literature. Biography's concerns with the unique and the individual — often in the form of incidental details ... More


The Making of d'Herbelot's Bibliothèque orientale

Nicholas Dew

in Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199234844
eISBN:
9780191715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234844.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter returns to Barthélemy d'Herbelot, and his Bibliothéque orientale (first published in 1697): its sources, the methods used to make it, and the way it organizes and presents information to ... More


Epilogue

Nicholas Dew

in Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199234844
eISBN:
9780191715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234844.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Epilogue draws together the themes of the preceding chapters, and offers concluding remarks. It is organized around the story of the philosopher G. W. Leibniz's attempts to verify Jesuit accounts ... More


Favorinus

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the philosopher and sophist Favorinus, a self-made Hellene famous for his eloquence, erudition, and sexual ambiguity, of whom Gellius was a devoted pupil and admirer. The ... More


The First Scottish Enlightenment: Rebels, Priests, and History

Kelsey Jackson Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198809692
eISBN:
9780191846960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Traditional accounts of the Scottish Enlightenment present the half-century or so before 1750 as, at best, a not yet fully realized precursor to the era of Hume and Smith, at worst, a period of ... More


1 Introduction

Ulrich L. Lehner

in Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199595129
eISBN:
9780191729096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595129.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

The Introduction emphasizes the interdisciplinary focus of this work, namely to present a cultural, intellectual and social history of the German Benedictines during the 18th century. Moreover, it ... More


De studio theologia: patristic erudition and the attack on Scripture

Justin Champion

in Republican Learning: John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719057144
eISBN:
9781781700259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses John Toland's religious thoughts and his invocation of the authority of erudition, explaining that Toland's ambition was to deconstruct the credibility of clerical knowledge, ... More


‘Placez moi dans un coin de Votre Bibliotheque’: Winckelmann’s career in Germany and his self-positioning within the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 locates Winckelmann’s early life and works within two of their most important cultural and intellectual contexts: the patronage networks of ancien-régime Europe and the cosmopolitan ... More


Humor in the North Carolina Supreme Court

Sam J. Ervin

in Humor of a Country Lawyer

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807844649.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows that humor has not been lacking in the North Carolina Supreme Court. Major Quincy F. Neal, who was a lawyer in mountainous Ashe County but was better known for his frankness than ... More


Tod among his contemporaries in London, 1823–35

Florence D’Souza

in Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090806
eISBN:
9781781708576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090806.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The seventh chapter deals with Tod’s twelve shorter essays, presented by him before learned societies in London and Paris, between 1824 and 1835. In two steps concerning these shorter essays, an ... More


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