Kerstin Gregor und Steffen Neuß

or the plausibility of what one finds in the text or text-analogue. This subjective component of understanding, based on the importance of prejudice and the persistent reformation of one’s prejudices, was one of the great influences of Gadamer’s teacher Martin Heidegger whose approach included that

ʻHow Bourgeois Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?ʼ

Remarks on Neil Davidson’s Book

Heide Gerstenberger

legalisation of the practices of domination. At the same time, the Reformation had not only changed practices of religious belief but had also contributed to the critique of the personal ownership of competences of domination. I have suggested summarising these elements under the term ancien régime , 24

Jairus Banaji

Portugal et l’Afrique au XV e siècle: les débuts de l’expansion’ , Arquivos do Centro Cultural Português , 26 : 161 – 256 . Tognetti , Sergio 2002 , Un’industria di lusso al servizio del grande commercio , Florence : Leo S. Olschki . Trevor-Roper , Hugh Redwald 1967 , ‘The Reformation

Bernardo Bianchi

matter, Tosel notes the existence of at least three theses that, despite being attributed by Marx to English materialism, could have been imputed to Feuerbach’s Spinoza, as expounded in the Provisional Theses for the Reformation of Philosophy (1842), and Principles of the Philosophy of the Future

Stefan Troebst

textualization. In accordance with the processual nature of these categories, questions relating to the history of events, diplomacy and politics are no longer the focus of these categories but central themes and threads like absolutism, the modern state, the Renaissance and the Reformation 12 . However, if


Mathias Franc Kluge

Die Studie eröffnet einen neuen Blick auf den Entstehungsprozess kommunaler Schriftkultur in einer europäischen Großstadt des Spätmittelalters. Dabei zeigt die Geschichte der umfangreichen Überlieferung Augsburgs, wie mehrere Generationen städtischer Autoritäten im Zuge wachsender Emanzipation zunehmend auf Schriftlichkeit angewiesen waren und eigene Bedürfnisse der Archivierung ausprägten. Die Verschriftlichung war ein komplexer Prozess, der wichtige Lebensbereiche und Teile der städtischen Gesellschaft in unterschiedlicher Zeit und Intensität erfasste. Weniger als bisher angenommen ging es dabei um die pragmatische Effektivierung des Regierungshandelns. Die Antriebskraft der Verschriftlichung im Spätmittelalter entsprang einem wachsenden Bedürfnis nach Kontrolle und Überprüfbarkeit.

Alison Langdon

York, NY : Routledge . Cooper , H. ( 1996 ). The Canterbury tales . ( 2nd ed. ). Oxford : Oxford University Press . Coulter , G. G. ( 1968 ). Social life in Britain from the Conquest to the Reformation . New York, NY : Barnes & Noble . Crane , S. ( 2013 ). Animal encounters

Benjamin Hill

Mirandola, and Gianfrancesco Pico in the third and final edition of The History of Scepticism (2003), he never modified the contours of his 1957 narrative, namely that modern skepticism began in Pyrrhonian discussions of the criterion during Reformation debates, which especially took off after the

Anna Corrias

to his contemporaries, Ficino left an enduring impression on Western philosophy. From the analysis of different attitudes towards Platonic love during the period of reformation and counter-reformation in Italy (pp. 199-226) to the influence of the third book of De vita on Sixteenth and Seventeenth


Alejandro Barcenas

In Machiavelli’s Art of Politics Alejandro Bárcenas offers a reexamination of Niccolò Machiavelli’s political thought in order to propose a concise and historically accurate portrayal of his ideas and intellectual context.

This study provides a nuanced view of the complexities of Machiavelli’s thought by analyzing his classical background, taking into particular consideration the influence of Xenophon, and his view of the ideal ruler as someone who creates the conditions for a flourishing human life. In addition, Bárcenas explains why Machiavelli defends a republican political order that encourages citizens to live according to their own laws while serving a common good and revises his legacy through the writings of Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin and Maurizio Viroli.