understood from a contemporary perspective. How does the Journal of Early Modern History handle religion in the face of Eurocentrism and presentism? Some journals we receive in hard copy, but in the virtual academic world reading typically involves journals pouring their contents into a river called
context relevant for properly interpreting a philosopher’s views?; (3) in what way must philosophers be charitable in their interpretation of a text?; (4) in what way does the history of philosophy differ from intellectual history? Since I am presenting Gadamer’s views against the background of the
encompasses emotional motivations, symbolic assumptions, and social power practices; the introduction of the idea of an existential claim that we encounter when understanding agents and contexts; and the critique of the methodological positions of interpretive objectivism and interpretive presentism which are
David L. Marshall
1 Introduction “Presentism” is a recurrent dilemma in historical inquiry. On the one hand, concern for the present and its immediate futures is the motivator of a great deal of historical research, and relevance for the present is often both a metric of history’s importance (as assessed by
Of all the major Reformers, John Calvin (1509-1564) had the most far-reaching influence on the modern world. Calvin's Reformation was not simply a religious movement in the sense of an ecclesiastical reorganization or a doctrinal revision; it was something that touched all areas of life, which involved a profound reorientation of the life of the individual and of society in line with the teachings of the Gospel. The aim in this series is to present the complete works of Calvin in the original editions and in their original languages.
The Baltic Grain Trade in Amsterdam from the Late 16th to the Early 19th Century
Milja van Tielhof
Amsterdam was the central entrepôt from which the grain was distributed over the Dutch hinterland and the rest of Europe.
This book aims to present a general history of the 'mother of all trades' and particularly shows the fundamental importance for transaction costs, including the costs for transport, insurance and protection, the quality of the local services sector in Amsterdam, the influence of monetary and mercantile policies, and the efficiency of trade organization.
The First Russian Emblem Book. Edited and Translated by A. Hippisley
The present edition is a facsimile of Ambodik's Emvlemy I Simvoly, with a translation of his Russian text and an exhaustive index of all the 840 emblems. Anthony Hippisley also prefaces the edition with an introductory article throwing light on the sources of the emblem book and on its importance in eighteenth-century Russian culture.
The facsimile edition makes available to scholars a comparatively rare book that played an important role in the Russian Enlightenment and whose impact is to be seen in the Fine Arts, applied art and literature of the time.
Edited by Alexia Grosjean and Steve Murdoch
Contributors include: Douglas Catterall, David Dobson, Patrick Fitzgerald, Ginny Gardner, Alexia Grosjean, Lex Heerma van Voss, Waldemar Kowalski, Andrew Little, Esther Mijers, Steve Murdoch, Thomas O’Connor, Nina Østby Pedersen, T.C. Smout, Sølvi Sogner, Kathrin Zickermann, and Rimantas Žirgulis.