The Atheist Answered and His Error Confuted
Annette Kern-Stähler, Beatrix Busse and Wietse de Boer
Together, these papers constitute a major contribution to the growing field of sensorial research that will be of interest to historians of perception and cognition as well as to historians with more generalist interests in medieval and early modern England.
Contributors include: Dieter Bitterli, Beatrix Busse, Rory Critten, Javier Díaz-Vera, Tobias Gabel, Jens Martin Gurr, Katherine Hindley, Farah Karim-Cooper, Annette Kern-Stähler, Richard Newhauser, Sean Otto, Virginia Richter, Elizabeth Robertson, and Kathrin Scheuchzer
Line Cottegnies, John Thompson and Sandrine Parageau
In the context of the early modern blooming “culture of curiosity”, women’s desire for knowledge made them both curious subjects and curious objects, a double relation to curiosity that is meticulously inquired into by the authors in this volume. The social, literary, theological and philosophical dimensions of women’s persistent association with curiosity offer a rich contribution to cultural history.
Freyja Cox Jensen
Meg Lota Brown
The first two chapters explore the political, historical, and theological contexts of casuistry, locating Donne in debates about the limits of reason and the relativity of law and ethics. Chapter three addresses Donne's concern with problems of moral decision and action, of knowledge and definition, in five of his prose works. Chapter four examines ways in which his verse assimilates and wittily subverts casuists' responses to epistemological and linguistic uncertainty.
The study is particularly useful for literary critics, intellectual historians, and theologians.
CONTRA TYRANNOS IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND 1 STEFANIA TUTINO University of California at Santa Barbara A BSTRACT The ﬁ rst edition of the Vindiciae contra Tyrannos was published in 1579. In 1690 a pamphlet entitled Political Aphorisms was printed: this work, constructed by mixing entire passages from the
Kirsten C. Uszkalo
interchangeable in terms of symptomatologies, have been contextualized culturally and historically, as a part of the legal system, village economics, and developing science. Although there has been a steady decline in looking to maleficium as a disease vector in early modern England—the end of the witch trials
Writing Women’s Identities
one state and another. 70 Both their past and their future were in the process reimagined as Christian in preparation for the end of days. Rather than protocolonialism in action, the baptism of “strangers” in early modern England became a focal point for the interplay of contested religious positions
The first part of the book examines the medieval background of English travel abroad, the enthusiasm for educational travel among early modern Englishmen, and the progress of the public debate over the practice which essentially started with the publication of Ascham's The Scholemaster in 1570.
The second part of the book examines each of the seven major images of the educational traveller: the Italianated traveller; the atheistical traveller, the Catholic traveller, the morally corrupt traveller, the culturally corrupt traveller, and the foolish and lying travellers.