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With A Catalogue of Early Printed Books containing Anglo-Saxon 1566–1705
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This book offers something new, a full-length study of printing Anglo-Saxon (Old English) from 1566 to 1705, combining analysis of content and form of production. It starts from the end-product and addresses the practical issues of providing for printing Anglo-Saxon authentically, and why this was done. The book tells a story that is largely Cambridge-orientated until Oxford made an impact, largely thanks to Franciscus Junius from Leiden. There is a catalogue of all books containing Anglo-Saxon, with full details of their use of manuscript or printed sources. This information allows us to see how knowledge of Anglo-Saxon grew and developed.
Why devote a Companion to the "mirrors for princes", whose very existence is debated? These texts offer key insights into political thoughts of the past. Their ambiguous, problematic status further enhances their interest. And although recent research has fundamentally challenged established views of these texts, until now there has been no critical introduction to the genre.
This volume therefore fills this important gap, while promoting a global historical perspective of different “mirrors for princes” traditions from antiquity to humanism, via Byzantium, Persia, Islam, and the medieval West. This Companion also proposes new avenues of reflection on the anchoring of these texts in their historical realities.

Contributors are Makram Abbès, Denise Aigle, Olivier Biaggini, Hugo Bizzarri, Charles F. Briggs, Sylvène Edouard, Jean-Philippe Genet, John R. Lenz, Louise Marlow, Cary J. Nederman, Corinne Peneau, Stéphane Péquignot, Noëlle-Laetitia Perret, Günter Prinzing, Volker Reinhardt, Hans-Joachim Schmidt, Tom Stevenson, Karl Ubl, and Steven J. Williams.
Die Entdeckung des nördlichen Polytheismus 1600–1650
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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.
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.