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Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science is a book series to be dedicated totally to the investigation of scientific thought between 1200 and 1700, the period that saw the birth of modern scientific method and the origins of the scientific world view. It covers not only the Aristotelian paradigm of scholastic natural philosophy, but also rivalling Renaissance and seventeenth-century conceptions of physics.
A broad-based and distinguished panel of editors and international advisors has made a careful selection of the best new research emerging in a vibrant field examining this formative period of European scientific thought. Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science contains contributions from an international cast of experienced and promising scholars and looks for the highest standards of scholarship in work that is thought-provoking, insightful, and at the forefront of contemporary discussion.
Its editorial stance is broad, aiming not only to embrace all the main aspects of study but to approach them from a variety of angles and to foster new methodological ideas. Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science thus includes commented editions of crucial (medieval) texts, monographs of important thinkers, and diachronic analyses of particular themes. Accessible, attractively written articles and monographs will open up the latest trends and developments in the field to a wide range of teachers and students in further and higher education.

Sponsored by the prestigious Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy at the Radboud University (Nijmegen) Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science is essential reading for anyone studying intellectual history, the history of science, and the history of philosophy.

Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science is a continuation of Medieval and Early Modern Science (MEMS).

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Stefan Einarson or to one of the series editors: C.H. Lüthy, Radboud University, Nijmegen, or P.J.J.M. Bakker, Radboud University, Nijmegen.
For information on how to submit a book proposal, please consult the Brill Author Guide.
Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions is a peer-reviewed book series of monographs and text editions on subjects from the high Middle Ages through the Reformation era. Emphasizing the inter-relations and potential for mutual interpretation of three normative areas of specialization, Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Studies, constitutes a core aspect of its program. The series pays equal attention to political, cultural and religious history.

  General Editor: Christopher Ocker
Studies in the History of Christian Traditions is a peer-reviewed book series intended to encourage the study of continuities and discontinuities in the history of Christian thought through monographs dealing with single authors, movements and ideas. In view of the urgent necessity to transcend confessional and language barriers, the series is dedicated to this subject-matter as the common focus for the research of scholars of various religious and national backgrounds.

General Editor: Robert J. Bast.
Andrea Fulvio’s Illustrium imagines and the Beginnings of Classical Archaeology is a study of the book recognized by contemporaries as the first attempt (1517) to publish artifacts from Classical Antiquity in the form of a chronology of portraits appearing on coins. By studying correspondences between the illustrated coins and genuine, ancient coins, Madigan parses Fulvio’s methodology, showing how he attempted to exploit coins as historical documents. Situated within humanist literary and historical studies of ancient Rome, his numismatic project required visual artists closely to study and assimilate the conventions of ancient portraiture. The Illustrium imagines exemplifies the range and complexity of early modern responses to ancient artifacts.
A Study of the Reformed Scholastic Theologians William Twisse (1578–1646) and John Owen (1616–1683)
The seventeenth century Reformed Orthodox discussions of the work of Christ and its various doctrinal constitutive elements were rich and multifaceted, ranging across biblical and exegetical, historical, philosophical, and theological fields of inquiry. Among the most contested questions in these discussions was the question of the necessity of Christ’s satisfaction. This study sets that “great controverted point,” as Richard Baxter called it, in its historical and traditionary contexts and provides a philosophical and theological analysis of the arguments offered by two representative Reformed scholastic theologians, William Twisse and John Owen.
Die Entdeckung des nördlichen Polytheismus 1600–1650
Mit dem Beginn des 17. Jahrhunderts verändert sich das gelehrte Interesse am Polytheismus. Wurde er bis dahin vor allem im Kontrast zur eigenen christlichen Religiosität verstanden, traten nun die Gemeinsamkeiten der Religionen stärker in den Vordergrund, und die Suche nach dem verbindenden Ursprung trat neben das – selbstverständlich immer noch vorhandene – Bedürfnis nach Abgrenzung und Definition des Eigenen. Die wissenschaftliche Theoriebildung, die mit dieser Entwicklung einherging, profitierte entscheidend von der Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen religiösen Vorgeschichte. Gelehrte nördlich der Alpen folgten den Spuren, die der vorchristliche Vielgötterglaube in den Sprachen, Texten und Dingen hinterlassen hatte. Sie verbanden sie mit den Informationen über polytheistische Vorstellungen und Praktiken, die sich in anderen Kulturräumen finden ließen, und entwarfen auf dieser Grundlage globale und universelle Modelle zum Verständnis der religiösen Vielfalt.