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Power and Religion in Baroque Rome

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Book Series: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History ISBN: 9789004148932 9789047417958 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627422 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100623
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This study analyzes the ways in which a variety of cultural manifestations were the necessary preconditions for (religious) policy and power in the Rome of Urban VIII (1623-1644). Precisely their interaction created what we now call ‘Baroque Culture’.

Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany

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Book Series: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions ISBN: 9789004160934 9789047420552 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100641
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Using the example of Eichstätt, this book challenges current witchcraft historiography by arguing that the gender of the witch-suspect was a product of the interrogation process and that the stable communities affected by persecution did not collude in its escalation.

The Jesuit Mission to New France

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Book Series: Studies in the History of Christian Traditions ISBN: 9789004192850 9789004209657 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100646
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A new interpretation of the Jesuit mission to New France is here proposed by using, for comparison and contrast, the earlier Jesuit experience in Japan. In order to present revisionist perspectives of the Jesuit missions based on a broader international framework beyond North America, the existing historical paradigms of the Jesuit missionary activity to Amerindians based on the limited regional history of New France are re-examined.

The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture

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Book Series: Intersections ISBN: 9789004378216 Year: Pages: 820 DOI: 10.1163/9789004378216 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This volume explores the various strategies of construing appropriate pasts in scholarship, literature, art, architecture and literature, in order to create “national”, regional or local identities, in late medieval and early modern Europe. Readership: All those interested in the reception of Antiquity and high medieval history (true and false) in early modern in literature, architecture and art, neolatin scholarship, Renaissance architecture, history of ideas, history of literature, and history of humanist scholarship.

News in Early Modern Europe

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Book Series: Library of the Written Word - The Handpress World ISBN: 9789004276864 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.1163/9789004276864 Language: English
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Subject: History
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News in Early Modern Europe presents new research on the nature, production, and dissemination of a variety of forms of news writing from across Europe during the early modern period. Readership: Postgraduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and academic libraries, from the fields of history and literature, with interests in early modern Europe, news, book history, literary forms, social history, and politics.

Literary Cultures and Public Opinion in the Low Countries, 1450-1650

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Book Series: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History ISBN: 9789004206168 9789004201118 Year: Volume: 197 Pages: x, 324 pp. DOI: 10.1163/9789004201118 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Social Sciences --- Religion --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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In the early modern Low Countries, literary culture functioned on several levels simultaneously: it provided learning, pleasure, and entertainment while also shaping public debate. From a ditty in Dutch sung in the streets to a funeral poem in Latin composed to be read for or by intimate friends, from a play performed for a prince to a comedy written for pupils – literary texts and performances often dealt with highly controversial topics of religion or politics, on a local or national, but also on a supranational scale. This volume sets out to analyse the role and function of literary culture in the formation of early modern public opinion, and proposes ways in which a modern scholar might approach early modern works of literature and other traces of literary culture to explore early modern public opinion making. The cases presented in this volume bring the Dutch and Latin literary cultures of the Low Countries in the focus of international debates on the history of public opinion.

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