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Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe

An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe

An Episode in the History of the Humanities

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780197266601
Number of Pages: 426
Published: 26/12/2019
Width: 16 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe examines the consequences of the sixteenth-century Reformation for the study of ancient texts and of the past in general. The volume offers the most comprehensive account thus far of the relationship between religious identity-formation and the history of knowledge in early modern Europe.

Nicholas Hardy (Birmingham Fellow, Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham), Dmitri Levitin (Research Fellow, Research Fellow, University of Oxford)

Nicholas Hardy is a Birmingham Fellow in the School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham. He took his BA and DPhil at Oxford before becoming a Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. Apart from his recent monograph, Criticism and Confession: The Bible in the Seventeenth Century Republic of Letters (2017), he has published on the early modern reception of the classical poet Lucretius, and on the King James Version of the Bible. He is currently working on the vernacular contexts and readerships of biblical philology in seventeenth-century England. Dmitri Levitin is a Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He has published extensively on various aspects of early modern European intellectual culture. His first monograph, Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science (2015), considered visions of the history of ancient philosophy in the seventeenth century. In 2016 he was awarded the inaugural Leszek Kolakowski Prize in the History of Ideas.

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