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On the Shoulders of Giants: Transmission and Exchange of Knowledge

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter deals with intellectual, cultural, and artistic exchanges, studying in particular the profound impact of Arab science and philosophy on the intellectual revival of Europe that began in ... More


Investigation and Improvement

Stephen Conway

in Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century: Similarities, Connections, Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199210855
eISBN:
9780191725111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210855.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the British and Irish involvement in a European community of schoalrs and intellectuals, and how scholarship itself might help to further European consciousness. It looks first ... More


À la Recherche du Concours Académique

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in The Enlightenment in Practice: Academic Prize Contests and Intellectual Culture in France, 1670-1794

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450600
eISBN:
9780801463907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450600.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the rudiments of the concours académique as an intellectual exercise, with particular emphasis on the democratic judging process employed by French academies. It first provides ... More


The Participatory Enlightenment

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in The Enlightenment in Practice: Academic Prize Contests and Intellectual Culture in France, 1670-1794

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450600
eISBN:
9780801463907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450600.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the growth of the concours académique as the overall number of academic prize contests increased and the wide-ranging network of participating savants expanded. The total number ... More


Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Salim Tamari

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520291256
eISBN:
9780520965102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291256.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This rich history of Palestine in the last decade of the Ottoman Empire reveals the nation emerging as a cultural entity engaged in a vibrant intellectual, political, and social exchange of ideas and ... More


Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa

Victor J. Katz, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, and J. Lennart Berggren (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691156859
eISBN:
9781400883202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156859.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Medieval Europe was a meeting place for the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic civilizations, and the fertile intellectual exchange of these cultures can be seen in the mathematical developments of the ... More


Prize Contests in the Revolutionary Crucible: Decline and Regeneration

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in The Enlightenment in Practice: Academic Prize Contests and Intellectual Culture in France, 1670-1794

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450600
eISBN:
9780801463907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450600.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the fate of the concours académique in the French Revolution. More specifically, it asks whether academic prize contests were able to keep pace with the evolving political ... More


Conclusion: The Enlightenment in Question

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in The Enlightenment in Practice: Academic Prize Contests and Intellectual Culture in France, 1670-1794

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450600
eISBN:
9780801463907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450600.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book concludes with a discussion of the concours académique's steady decline since the end of the French Revolution in term of its social and intellectual importance. Academic prize contests ... More


One and Many: A Comparative Study of Plato's Philosophy and Daoism Represented by Ge Hong

Ji Zhang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835545
eISBN:
9780824871291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Is the world one or many? This book revisits this ancient philosophical question from the modern perspective of comparative studies. The investigation stages an intellectual exchange between Plato, ... More


Thresholds of Illiteracy, or the Deadlock of Resistance in Latin America

Abraham Acosta

in Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter traces the emergence of postcolonial theory in Latin American studies during the 1990s, a disciplinary shift that sparked a serious and hotly contested debate over the terms and ... More


Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718: Transnational Reception in English Political Thought

Marco Barducci

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198754589
eISBN:
9780191816208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754589.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This book is a reconstruction of the way Hugo Grotius (1583–1645) was read and used by English political and religious writers in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The book is broad in ... More


The Technical Language Assessed

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter establishes the extent to which the newly invented technical language can be seen as forming the basis for a ‘calculus’ of relations. The new technical language, which evolved from ... More


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