New PDF release: Correspondance. Tome XXXIII, 1592 (Travaux d'Humanisme et

By Théodore de Bèze,Béatrice Nicollier-De Weck,Hippolyte Aubert,Hervé Genton,Alain Dufour

Situation vraiment difficile, dramatique même, que celle de cette petite République de Genève, soutenant depuis trois ans une guerre épuisante contre le grand seigneur voisin, le duc de Savoie, beau-fils du roi d'Espagne, Philippe II. los angeles ville était exsangue, ne sachant plus où emprunter pour tenir encore, réduite à implorer une aide charitable des amis lointains, qui consentiraient, european égard à des liens religieux importants, un don même modeste, mais qui permettrait de tenir encore. Dans cette scenario, Théodore de Bèze écrivit lettre sur lettre, pour obtenir en quémandant ces quelques miettes indispensables. Et il en résulta quelque selected, grâce aux missions des Genevois Anjorrant aux Pays-Bas, et Liffort dans les can pay de l'Est, Silésie, Hongrie et Pologne, porteurs des messages de M. de Bèze, que tout le monde connaissait. Exemple étonnant d'un second de sympathie internationale, qui fonctionna grâce au réseau des admirateurs du grand théologien. Les discordances, les exagérations, les circonstances extérieures (épuisement de l'ennemi affaibli pour des raisons internationales aussi) n'ont pas manqué non plus. Ceux que cet étonnant "melting-pot" intéresse, liront avec curiosité ces records vibrants.

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Novalis: Leben und Werk Friedrich von Hardenbergs (German - download pdf or read online

By Gerhard Schulz

Von Novalis (1772–1801) stammt das zentrale image der Romantik: die blaue Blume, die zum Inbegriff romantischer Sehnsucht geworden ist. Novalis verkörpert für viele einen schwärmerischen jungen Poeten. Im Gegensatz dazu erzählt Gerhard Schulz in seiner Biographie von Leben und Werk des frühromantischen Schriftstellers, Dichters und Philosophen Friedrich von Hardenberg, der zugleich als Bergmann, Geologe, Salinentechniker und Jurist tätig struggle und dessen Werk die Trennung von Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften noch nicht kannte. Vorgestellt wird ein vielseitiger Autor, der fest in der Lebenspraxis seiner Tage verwurzelt war.
In zwölf Kapiteln entwickelt Gerhard Schulz dieses kurze, aber extensive Leben vor dem Hintergrund der Kultur- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts. Als Dichter und Philosoph hat Novalis ein vielgestaltiges Werk hinterlassen. Das lange Zeit tradierte Bild vom «romantischen Träumer» Novalis erfährt in dieser Biographie eine ebenso gründliche Korrektur wie die Annahme, Novalis’ naturwissenschaftliche Arbeiten seien nur einem ungeliebten «Brotberuf» geschuldet. Schulz erzählt von einem Autor, der in allem seinem Denken und Schreiben danach strebte, Enge und Isolation zu überwinden. Seine wichtigsten Werke – die Hymnen an die Nacht, der Roman Heinrich von Ofterdingen und das magische Lied der Todten – zeigen das ebenso überzeugend wie das großartige poetisch-philosophische Fragment des Allgemeinen Brouillons, dieser erst vor kurzem nun auch ins Englische und Französische übersetzte Entwurf einer «Romantischen Enzyklopädie».

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Download e-book for iPad: The Bible in the Renaissance: Essays on Biblical Commentary by Richard Griffiths

By Richard Griffiths

This number of 9 essays, with an advent by means of Richard Griffiths, examines many of the wide topics when it comes to the way the examining, translation and interpretation of the Bible within the Renaissance may possibly serve the categorical and sometimes useful goals of these concerned. relocating from humanist concerns concerned about the character of the sacred texts and techniques for reading them, the quantity examines the makes use of of the Bible in several contexts, and appears on the social, political and non secular effect of its translations within the 16th century.

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Get Gender and Song in Early Modern England (Women and Gender in PDF

By Leslie C. Dunn,Katherine R. Larson

track bargains an important case research for interpreting the wealthy interaction of track, gender, and illustration within the early sleek interval. This assortment engages with the query of the way gender knowledgeable music inside of specific textual, social, and spatial contexts in 16th- and seventeenth-century England. Bringing jointly ongoing paintings in musicology, literary reviews, and picture experiences, it elaborates an interdisciplinary attention of the embodied and gendered points of tune, and of song’s means to operate as a powerful-and flexible-gendered signifier. The essays during this assortment draw shiny awareness to music as a located textual and musical perform, and to the gendered procedures and areas of song's stream and reception. In so doing, they interrogate the literary and cultural value of tune for early glossy readers, performers, and audiences.

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Rosalind Kerr's The Rise of the Diva on the Sixteenth-Century Commedia PDF

By Rosalind Kerr

The upward thrust of the Diva on the Sixteenth-Century Commedia dell’Arte Stage examines the emergence of the pro actress from the 1560s onwards in Italy. Tracing the historic development of actresses from their earliest appearances as sideshow points of interest to respected divas, Rosalind Kerr explores the ways that actresses commodified their sexual and cultural appeal.

Newly translated archival fabric, iconographic proof, literary texts, and theatrical scripts supply a wealthy repertoire during which Kerr demonstrates how actresses skillfully improvised roles equivalent to the maidservant, the prima donna, and the transvestite heroine. Following the careers of early stars resembling Flaminia of Rome, Vincenza Armani, Vittoria Piissimi, and Isabella Andreini, Kerr exhibits how their status arose from the mix of astonishing technical mastery and eloquent powers of persuasion. Seamlessly integrating the Italian and English scholarly literature at the topic, The upward push of the Diva is an insightful research of 1 of the fashionable world’s first megastar cultures.

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New PDF release: Planet Rousseau: Zur heteronomen Genealogie der Moderne

By Stephan Leopold,Gerhard Poppenberg

Das Werk Rousseaus ist ein Ereignis planetarischer Auswirkung. Dass dieses Werk symptomatisch für die Moderne wurde, hat seinen Grund in der aporetischen Verschränkung von Autonomie und Heteronomie, die nach dem Tod des Königs jeder republikanischen Verfassung eingeschrieben ist.
Rousseau ist sich dieser Problematik bewusst, wenn er um die Frage von Fremd- und Selbstbestimmung kreist. Er legt eine Spaltung im Subjekt gerade dort bloß, wo sich kollektive Vernunft und individueller Affekt, symbolische Ordnung und Imaginäres entzweien. Das diskursive Feld, das guy als 'Rousseauismus' bezeichnet, bleibt davon nicht unberührt; denn wenn politische Denker und Literaten weltweit Rousseau für sich in Anspruch nehmen, transkodieren sie kein stabiles Wissen, sondern verstricken sich unweigerlich in Widersprüche. Diesen Widersprüchen gehen die Autoren von Planet Rousseau nach.

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Download e-book for iPad: Dialogues and Addresses (The Other Voice in Early Modern by Madame de Maintenon,John J. Conley S.J.

By Madame de Maintenon,John J. Conley S.J.

Born Françoise d'Aubigné, a criminal's daughter diminished to road begging as a toddler, Madame de Maintenon (1653-1719) made an implausible upward thrust from impoverished beginnings to the summit of strength because the moment, mystery spouse of Louis XIV. an academic reformer, Maintenon based and directed the distinguished academy for aristocratic ladies at Saint-Cyr. This quantity offers the dialogues and addresses within which Maintenon explains her debatable philosophy of schooling for women.

Denounced via her contemporaries as a political schemer and spiritual enthusiast, Maintenon has lengthy been criticized as an opponent of gender equality. The writings during this quantity faithfully replicate Maintenon's admire for social hierarchy and her stoic demand ladies to simply accept the tasks in their nation in existence. however the writings additionally echo Maintenon's extra feminist issues: the necessity to redefine the virtues within the gentle of women's adventure, the significance of naming the limitations on women's freedom, and the pressing have to therapy the scandalous forget of the schooling of women.

In her writings in addition to in her personal version tuition at Saint-Cyr, Maintenon embodies the call for for academic reform because the key to the empowerment of girls on the sunrise of modernity.

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Sarah Fyge Egerton: Printed Writings, 1641–1700: Series II, by Robert C. Evans PDF

By Robert C. Evans

Sarah Fyge Egerton (1668-1723) is an fascinating poet who wrote loads of poetry in the course of a interval while girls poets have been quite infrequent. Her occupation additionally all started at an astonishingly early age: she used to be slightly fourteen years outdated while certainly one of her poems used to be first published in London. all through a lot of her existence Egerton used poetry to proportion her techniques, vent her emotions, and take part, to a hugely strange measure, within the public discourse of her occasions. the feminine recommend might be her most renowned unmarried paintings. It was once her first actual ebook and used to be revealed 3 times in her personal lifetime”in 1686, in a revised version in 1687 and once again in 1707. the unique 1686 version is incorporated during this quantity in addition to the 3rd version of 1707, that is very infrequent. along the feminine recommend during this quantity is Egerton's Poems on numerous events, including a Pastoral. this can be a various quantity with out noticeable development or layout yet along with many poems which exhibit genuine expertise and will convey unusually assertive or unforeseen perspectives, suggesting the quantity merits way more analytical awareness than it has but received.

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Download e-book for kindle: Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden by Jason P. Rosenblatt

By Jason P. Rosenblatt

in the course of an age of prejudice, John Selden's giant, missed rabbinical works include marvelous Hebrew scholarship that respects, to an volume impressive for the days, the self-understanding of Judaism. students celebrated for his or her personal vast and deep studying gladly conceded Selden's superiority and conferred on him titles resembling 'the glory of the English country' (Hugo Grotius), 'Monarch in letters' (Ben Jonson), 'the leader of discovered males reputed in
this land' (John Milton). even if students have tested Selden (1584-1654) as a political theorist, felony and constitutional historian, and parliamentarian, Renaissance England's leader Rabbi is the 1st book-length examine of his rabbinic and particularly talmudic guides, which soak up such a lot of the
six folio volumes of his entire works and represent his so much mature scholarship. It lines the cultural impact of those works on a few early glossy British poets and intellectuals, together with Jonson, Milton, Andrew Marvell, James Harrington, Henry Stubbe, Nathanael Culverwel, Thomas Hobbes, and Isaac Newton. It additionally explores a number of the post-biblical Hebraic principles that served because the beginning of Selden's personal proposal, together with his identity of traditional legislation with a collection of universal
divine legislation of perpetual legal responsibility suggested by means of God to our first mom and dad in paradise and after the flood to the youngsters of Noah. Selden's discovery within the Talmud and in Maimonides' Mishneh Torah of shared ethical ideas within the common, pre-civil nation of humankind presents a foundation for relationships among
human beings at any place on the planet. The heritage of the non secular toleration of Jews in England is incomplete with out acknowledgment of the influence of Selden's uncommonly beneficiant Hebrew scholarship.

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Download e-book for kindle: Discord and Consensus in the Low Countries, 1700-2000 by Professor Jane Fenoulhet,Dr Gerdi Quist,Ulrich Tiedau

By Professor Jane Fenoulhet,Dr Gerdi Quist,Ulrich Tiedau

All nations, areas and associations are finally equipped on a level of consensus, on a collective dedication to an idea, trust or price method. This consensus is always rephrased and reinvented via a story of harmony and challenged by way of expressions of discontent and discord. The heritage of the Low international locations is characterized by way of either a striving for consensus and eruptions of discord, either internally and from exterior demanding situations. This interdisciplinary quantity explores consensus and discord in a Low international locations context alongside large cultural, linguistic and old traces. Disciplines represented comprise early-modern and modern heritage; paintings background; movie; literature; and translation students from either the Low international locations and beyond.

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