The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe by Desmond M. Clarke,Catherine Wilson

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe
  • Author : Desmond M. Clarke,Catherine Wilson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019955613X
  • Pages : 595
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  • Language : English
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A team of leading scholars survey the development of philosophy in the period of extraordinary intellectual change from the mid-16th century to the early 18th century. They cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic, mathematics, and language; ethics and political philosophy; and religion.


The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 by Hamish M. Scott

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750
  • Author : Hamish M. Scott
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • ISBN Code : 019959726X
  • Pages : 736
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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term "early modern" has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however,the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subjectduring the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of "early modernity" itself and to survey early modern Europe as an establishedfield of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that "early modern" is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity.Volume II is devoted to "Cultures and Power", opening with chapters on philosophy, science, art and architecture, music, and the Enlightenment. Subsequent sections examine 'Europe beyond Europe', with the transformation of contact with other continents during the first global age, and military andpolitical developments, notably the expansion of state power.


The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America by Brian P. Levack

The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America
  • Author : Brian P. Levack
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199578168
  • Pages : 630
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  • Language : English
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A collection of essays from leading scholars in the field that collectively study the rise and fall of witchcraft prosecutions in the various kingdoms and territories of Europe and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies in the Americas.


The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 by Hamish Scott

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750
  • Author : Hamish Scott
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191015334
  • Pages : 736
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  • Language : English
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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of 'early modernity' itself and to survey early modern Europe as an established field of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that 'early modern' is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity. Volume I examines 'Peoples and Place', assessing structural factors such as climate, printing and the revolution in information, social and economic developments, and religion, including chapters on Orthodoxy, Judaism and Islam.


The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, C. 1530-1700 by Kevin Killeen,Helen Smith,Rachel Willie,Rachel Judith Willie

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, C. 1530-1700
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, C. 1530-1700
  • Author : Kevin Killeen,Helen Smith,Rachel Willie,Rachel Judith Willie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199686971
  • Pages : 783
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530-1700 is the indispensable and authoritative guide to the most important book in early modern England. It is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates in literature, history, and theology, and an important resource for scholars across the Arts and Humanities. The Handbook includes chapters from the leading scholars in the field, covering topics from sacred geography tobiblical falsehood, translation to revolution, material culture to Milton. Sections explore issues of translation, early modern biblical scholarship, Bible dissemination and circulation, the use of the Bible as apolitical resource, literary appropriations and responses, and the reception of the text across a range of forms.


The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800 by Ulrich L. Lehner,Richard A. Muller,A. G. Roeber

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800
  • Author : Ulrich L. Lehner,Richard A. Muller,A. G. Roeber
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019993794X
  • Pages : 668
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800 will offer a comprehensive and reliable introduction to Christian theological literature originating in Western Europe from, roughly, the end of the French Wars of Religion (1598) to the Congress of Vienna (1815). Using a variety of approaches, the contributors examine theology spanning from Bossuet to Jonathan Edwards. They review the major forms of early modern theology, such as Cartesian scholasticism, Enlightenment, and early Romanticism; sketch the teachings of major theological concepts, along with important historical developments; introduce the principal practitioners of each kind of theology and delineate their particular theological contributions and stresses; and depict the engagement by early modern theologians with other religions or churches, such Judaism, Islam, and the eastern Church. Combining contributions from top scholars in the field, this will be an invaluable resource for understanding a complex and varied body of research.


The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics by Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics
  • Author : Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191607444
  • Pages : 926
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This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practise it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and how. A broader understanding of mathematical practitioners naturally leads to a new appreciation of what counts as a historical source. Material and oral evidence is drawn upon as well as an unusual array of textual sources. Further, the ways in which people have chosen to express themselves are as historically meaningful as the contents of the mathematics they have produced. Mathematics is not a fixed and unchanging entity. New questions, contexts, and applications all influence what counts as productive ways of thinking. Because the history of mathematics should interact constructively with other ways of studying the past, the contributors to this book come from a diverse range of intellectual backgrounds in anthropology, archaeology, art history, philosophy, and literature, as well as history of mathematics more traditionally understood. The thirty-six self-contained, multifaceted chapters, each written by a specialist, are arranged under three main headings: 'Geographies and Cultures', 'Peoples and Practices', and 'Interactions and Interpretations'. Together they deal with the mathematics of 5000 years, but without privileging the past three centuries, and an impressive range of periods and places with many points of cross-reference between chapters. The key mathematical cultures of North America, Europe, the Middle East, India, and China are all represented here as well as areas which are not often treated in mainstream history of mathematics, such as Russia, the Balkans, Vietnam, and South America. A vital reference for graduates and researchers in mathematics, historians of science, and general historians.


Reformations by Carlos M. N. Eire

Reformations
  • Title : Reformations
  • Author : Carlos M. N. Eire
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300111924
  • Pages : 893
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TWENTY-THREE. The Age of Devils -- TWENTY-FOUR. The Age of Reasonable Doubt -- TWENTY-FIVE. The Age of Outcomes -- TWENTY-SIX. The Spirit of the Age -- EPILOGUE. Assessing the Reformations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Illustration Credits -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Z


The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought by Nicholas Adams,George Pattison,Graham Ward

The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought
  • Author : Nicholas Adams,George Pattison,Graham Ward
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 019162666X
  • Pages : 720
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'Modern European thought' describes a wide range of philosophies, cultural programmes, and political arguments developed in Europe in the period following the French Revolution. Throughout this period, many of the wide range of 'modernisms' (and anti-modernisms) had a distinctly religious and even theological character-not least when religion was subjected to the harshest criticism. Yet for all the breadth and complexity of modern European thought and, in particular, its relations to theology, a distinct body of themes and approaches recurred in each generation. Moreover, many of the issues that took intellectual shape in Europe are now global, rather than narrowly European, and, for good or ill, they form part of Europe's bequest to the world-from colonialism and the economic theories behind globalisation through to democracy to terrorism. This volume attempts to identify and comment on some of the most important of these. The thirty chapters are grouped into six thematic parts, moving from questions of identity and the self, through discussions of the human condition, the age of revolution, the world (both natural and technological), and knowledge methodologies, concluding with a section looking explicitly at how major theological themes have developed in modern European thought. The chapters engage with major thinkers including Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Barth, Rahner, Tillich, Bonhoeffer, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Wittgenstein, and Derrida, amongst many others. Taken together, these new essays provide a rich and reflective overview of the interchange between theology, philosophy and critical thought in Europe, over the past two hundred years.


The Oxford Handbook of the Baroque by John D. Lyons

The Oxford Handbook of the Baroque
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Baroque
  • Author : John D. Lyons
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190678445
  • Pages : 912
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  • Language : English
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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.


Practices of Wonder by Sophia Vasalou

Practices of Wonder
  • Title : Practices of Wonder
  • Author : Sophia Vasalou
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1621899187
  • Pages : 266
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  • Language : English
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Wonder has often occupied a place of unique importance across a variety of human practices and intellectual activities. At different times and historical periods, it has been hailed as the beginning of philosophy and as the end that philosophy should aspire to pursue; as the motive force of scientific quests and their fruit; as the aim of art and the means art uses to accomplish its aims; and as the religious experience par excellence and the hallmark of a deeper spiritual life. Yet despite the special relationship it has borne to many of our most highly valued intellectual and spiritual practices, wonder remains a neglected and understudied notion. This volume aims to redress this neglect, bringing together a collection of essays drawn from different disciplines to consider the sense of wonder from a number of complementary perspectives. What is wonder? What role has it historically played in philosophy, science, art and aesthetics, and the religious or spiritual life? Can wonder be dangerous? Is wonder an experience in which we should, or indeed could, aspire to dwell? Why, among human experiences, should it be prized? Contributors: Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Stephen Mulhall, Sylvana Chrysakopoulou, Derek Matravers, Michel Hulin, Alexander Rueger, Robert Fuller, David Burrell, Claude-Olivier Doron & Sophia Vasalou.


The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 by Hamish Scott

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750
  • Author : Hamish Scott
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780198820574
  • Pages : 735
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  • Language : English
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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. Volume II engages with philosophy, science, art and architecture, music, and the Enlightenment, and examines the military and political developments within and beyond the boundaries of Europe.


The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes by Kinch Hoekstra

The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes
  • Author : Kinch Hoekstra
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199791945
  • Pages : 664
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes collects twenty-six newly commissioned, original chapters on the philosophy of the English thinker Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). Best known today for his important influence on political philosophy, Hobbes was in fact a wide and deep thinker on a diverse range of issues. The chapters included in this Oxford Handbook cover the full range of Hobbes's thought--his philosophy of logic and language; his view of physics and scientific method; his ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law; and his views of religion, history, and literature. Several of the chapters overlap in fruitful ways, so that the reader can see the richness and depth of Hobbes's thought from a variety of perspectives. The contributors are experts on Hobbes from many countries, whose home disciplines include philosophy, political science, history, and literature. A substantial introduction places Hobbes's work, and contemporary scholarship on Hobbes, in a broad context.


The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution by Edward G. Gray,Jane Kamensky

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution
  • Author : Edward G. Gray,Jane Kamensky
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199324034
  • Pages : 696
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The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extraordinary struggles before, during, and after the eight-year-long civil war that secured the independence of thirteen rebel colonies from their erstwhile colonial parent. The chapters explore battles and diplomacy, economics and finance, law and culture, politics and society, gender, race, and religion. Its diverse cast of characters includes ordinary farmers and artisans, free and enslaved African Americans, Indians, and British and American statesmen and military leaders. In addition to expanding the Revolution's who, the Handbook broadens its where, portraying an event that far transcended the boundaries of what was to become the United States. It offers readers an American Revolution whose impact ranged far beyond the thirteen colonies. The Handbook's range of interpretive and methodological approaches captures the full scope of current revolutionary-era scholarship. Its authors, British and American scholars spanning several generations, include social, cultural, military, and imperial historians, as well as those who study politics, diplomacy, literature, gender, and sexuality. Together and separately, these essays demonstrate that the American Revolution remains a vibrant and inviting a subject of inquiry. Nothing comparable has been published in decades.


The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Frederick Burwick

The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Author : Frederick Burwick
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191651095
  • Pages : 784
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A practical and comprehensive reference work, the Oxford Handbook provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on all aspects of Coleridge's diverse writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing together the wisdome of experts from across the world, present an authoritative, in-depth, and up-to-date assessment of a major author of British Romanticism. The book is divided into sections on Biography, Prose Works, Poetic Works, Sources and Influences, and Reception. The Coleridge scholar today has ready access to a range of materials previously available only in library archives on both sides of the Atlantic. The Bollingen edition, of the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, forty years in production was completed in 2002. The Coleridge Notebooks (1957-2002) were also produced during this same period, five volumes of text with an additional five companion volumes of notes. The Clarendon Press of Oxford published the letters in six volumes (1956-1971). To take full advantage of the convenient access and new insight provided by these volumes, the Oxford Handbook examines the entire range and complexity of Coleridge's career. It analyzes the many aspects of Coleridge's literary, critical, philosophical, and theological pursuits, and it furnishes both students and advanced scholars with the proper tools for assimilating and illuminating Coleridge's rich and varied accomplishments, as well as offering an authoritative guide to the most up-to-date thinking about his achievements.


Science and Religion Around the World by John Hedley Brooke,Ronald L. Numbers

Science and Religion Around the World
  • Title : Science and Religion Around the World
  • Author : John Hedley Brooke,Ronald L. Numbers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199793204
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of science and religion. But all too often the scholars writing it have focused their attention almost exclusively on the Christian experience, with only passing reference to other traditions of both science and faith. At a time when religious ignorance and misunderstanding have lethal consequences, such provincialism must be avoided and, in this pioneering effort to explore the historical relations of what we now call "science" and "religion," the authors go beyond the Abrahamic traditions to examine the way nature has been understood and manipulated in regions as diverse as ancient China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. Science and Religion around the World also provides authoritative discussions of science in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- as well as an exploration of the relationship between science and the loss of religious beliefs. The narratives included in this book demonstrate the value of plural perspectives and of the importance of location for the construction and perception of science-religion relations.


The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics by Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy,Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics
  • Title : The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics
  • Author : Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy,Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 111825726X
  • Pages : 704
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  • Language : English
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Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language


The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies by George Boys-Stones,Barbara Graziosi,Phiroze Vasunia

The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies
  • Author : George Boys-Stones,Barbara Graziosi,Phiroze Vasunia
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 019160870X
  • Pages : 912
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.


The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption by Frank Trentmann

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption
  • Author : Frank Trentmann
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191624357
  • Pages : 720
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The term 'consumption' covers the desire for goods and services, their acquisition, use, and disposal. The study of consumption has grown enormously in recent years, and it has been the subject of major historiographical debates: did the eighteenth century bring a consumer revolution? Was there a great divergence between East and West? Did the twentieth century see the triumph of global consumerism? Questions of consumption have become defining topics in all branches of history, from gender and labour history to political history and cultural studies. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation, taking the reader from the ancient period to the twenty-first century. It includes chapters on Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, brings together new perspectives, highlights cutting-edge areas of research, and offers a guide through the main historiographical developments. Contributions from leading historians examine the spaces of consumption, consumer politics, luxury and waste, nationalism and empire, the body, well-being, youth cultures, and fashion. The Handbook also showcases the different ways in which recent historians have approached the subject, from cultural and economic history to political history and technology studies, including areas where multidisciplinary approaches have been especially fruitful.


The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz by Maria Rosa Antognazza

The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz
  • Author : Maria Rosa Antognazza
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199744726
  • Pages : 824
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  • Language : English
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"This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online. For more information, please read the site FAQs." -- website


The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies by Michael Freeden,Lyman Tower Sargent,Marc Stears

The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies
  • Author : Michael Freeden,Lyman Tower Sargent,Marc Stears
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191663719
  • Pages : 752
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  • Language : English
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This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.


The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism by Paul Hamilton

The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism
  • Author : Paul Hamilton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199696381
  • Pages : 704
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook to European Romanticism is a guide to European Romanticism written for an English-speaking audience. It finishes with a chapter on the European Romantic attitude to Britain. The authors are all expert in the original languages of the writers and topics which they discuss. European Romanticism sits in an epochal period full of historical excitement, beginning with the French Revolution and extending to the uprisings of 1848 acrossEurope. It witnessed what was arguably the first world war, against Napoleon, and the post-Napoleonic settlement at the Congress of Vienna which shaped the Europe which lasted until the Great War. Germany'sgreatest writer, Goethe, and Russia's, Pushkin, lived during this time. Other writers from different countries are comparably important - Mme de Staël, the founder of the sociology of literature and the original cultural commentator in her book On Germany; Giacomo Leopardi, the second greatest Italian poet after Dante; Victor Hugo, greates French writer of the 19th century, hélas, and many others.


The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History by Peter Clark

The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History
  • Author : Peter Clark
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199589534
  • Pages : 882
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  • Language : English
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In 2008 for the first time the majority of the planet's inhabitants lived in cities and towns. Becoming globally urban has been one of mankind's greatest collective achievements over time. Written by leading scholar, this is the first detailed survey of the world's cities and towns from ancient times to the present day.


The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640 by Andrew Hadfield

The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640
  • Author : Andrew Hadfield
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199580685
  • Pages : 744
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640 is the only available overview of early modern English prose writing. It considers the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, and also analyses the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period.


The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History by Dan Stone

The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History
  • Author : Dan Stone
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199560986
  • Pages : 767
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  • Language : English
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This volume covers subjects as diverse as the meaning of European identity, southern Europe after dictatorship, the cultural meanings of the bomb, the 1968 student uprisings immigration, welfare, and coming to terms with the Nazi past.


The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity
  • Author : Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199996334
  • Pages : 1296
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.


The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century by Peter R. Anstey

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century
  • Author : Peter R. Anstey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199549990
  • Pages : 651
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century comprises twenty-six new essays by leading experts in the field. This unique scholarly resource provides advanced students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the current issues that are informing research on the subject, while at the same time offering new lines of research. The volume is ambitious in scope and far reaching in impact. It covers the whole of the seventeenthcentury, ranging from Francis Bacon, who flourished early in the century, to John Locke and Isaac Newton, who rose to prominence as the century drew to a close. In addition to dealing with canonical authors and celebrated texts, such as Thomas Hobbes and his Leviathan, the Handbook discusses many lesser knownfigures and debates from the period, whose importance is only now being appreciated.


The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity by John Arnold

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity
  • Author : John Arnold
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • ISBN Code : 0199582130
  • Pages : 580
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  • Language : English
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This volume brings together the latest scholarship on the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500 AD. The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity is about the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Roman Church between 400 and 1500AD, and brings together in one volume a host of cutting-edge analysis. The book does not primarily provide a chronological narrative, but rather seeks to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion across this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. It presents the work of thirty academic authors, from the US, the UK, and Europe, addressing topics that range from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why "Christianity" took on a particular shape at a particular moment, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the very material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. The book aims to be an indispensable guide to future discussion in the field--Publisher description.


Experiment, Speculation and Religion in Early Modern Philosophy by Alberto Vanzo,Peter R. Anstey

Experiment, Speculation and Religion in Early Modern Philosophy
  • Title : Experiment, Speculation and Religion in Early Modern Philosophy
  • Author : Alberto Vanzo,Peter R. Anstey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0429663625
  • Pages : 308
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  • Language : English
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Experimental philosophy was an exciting and extraordinarily successful development in the study of nature in the seventeenth century. Yet experimental philosophy was not without its critics and was far from the only natural philosophical method on the scene. In particular, experimental philosophy was contrasted with and set against speculative philosophy and, in some quarters, was accused of tending to irreligion. This volume brings together ten scholars of early modern philosophy, history and science in order to shed new light on the complex relations between experiment, speculation and religion in early modern Europe. The first six chapters of the book focus on the respective roles of experimental and speculative philosophy in individual seventeenth-century philosophers. They include Francis Bacon, Robert Boyle, Margaret Cavendish, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Isaac Newton. The next two chapters deal with the relation between experimental philosophy and religion with a special focus on hypotheses and natural religion. The penultimate chapter takes a broader European perspective and examines the paucity of concerns with religion among Italian natural philosophers of the period. Finally, the concluding chapter draws all these individuals and themes together to provide a critical appraisal of recent scholarship on experimental philosophy. This book is the first collection of essays on the subject of early modern experimental philosophy. It will appeal to scholars and students of early modern philosophy, science and religion.


The Oxford Handbook of the History of English by Terttu Nevalainen,Elizabeth Closs Traugott

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the History of English
  • Author : Terttu Nevalainen,Elizabeth Closs Traugott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199996385
  • Pages : 984
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  • Language : English
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The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages. This has historical linguists to rethink many standard assumptions about language history, and methods and approaches that are relevant to the study of it. The field is now interested in, and attracts, specialists whose fields range from statistical modeling to acoustic phonetics. These changes have even transformed linguists' perceptions of the very processes of language change, particularly in English, the most studied language in historical linguistics due to the size of available data and its status as a global language. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English takes stock of recent advances in the study of the history of English, broadening and deepening the understanding of the field. It seeks to suggest ways to rethink the relationship of English's past with its present, and make transparent the variety of conditions and processes that have been instrumental in shaping that history. Setting a new standard of cross-theoretical collaboration, it covers the field in an innovative way, providing diachronic accounts of major influences such as language contact, and typological processes that have shaped English and its varieties, as well as highlighting recent and ongoing developments of Englishes--celebrating the vitality of language change over the centuries and the many contexts and processes through which language change occurs.


The Oxford Handbook of Negation by Viviane Déprez,M. Teresa Espinal

The Oxford Handbook of Negation
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Negation
  • Author : Viviane Déprez,M. Teresa Espinal
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198830521
  • Pages : 832
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  • Language : English
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In this volume, international experts in negation provide a comprehensive overview of cross-linguistic and philosophical research in the field, as well as accounts of more recent results from experimental linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neuroscience. The volume adopts an interdisciplinary approach to a range of fundamental questions ranging from why negation displays so many distinct linguistic forms to how prosody and gesture participate in the interpretation of negative utterances. Following an introduction from the editors, the chapters are arranged in eight parts that explore, respectively, the fundamentals of negation; issues in syntax; the syntax-semantics interface; semantics and pragmatics; negative dependencies; synchronic and diachronic variation; the emergence and acquisition of negation; and experimental investigations of negation. The volume will be an essential reference for students and researchers across a wide range of disciplines, and will facilitate further interdisciplinary work in the field.


Losing Touch with Nature by Mary Thomas Crane

Losing Touch with Nature
  • Title : Losing Touch with Nature
  • Author : Mary Thomas Crane
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421415321
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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During the scientific revolution, the dominant Aristotelian picture of nature, which cohered closely with common sense and ordinary perceptual experience, was completely overthrown. Although we now take for granted the ideas that the earth revolves around the sun and that seemingly solid matter is composed of tiny particles, these concepts seemed equally counterintuitive, anxiety provoking, and at odds with our ancestors’ embodied experience of the world. In Losing Touch with Nature, Mary Thomas Crane examines the complex way that the new science’s threat to intuitive Aristotelian notions of the natural world was treated and reflected in the work of Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and other early modern writers. Crane breaks new ground by arguing that sixteenth-century ideas about the universe were actually much more sophisticated, rational, and observation-based than many literary critics have assumed. The earliest stages of the scientific revolution in England were most powerfully experienced as a divergence of intuitive science from official science, causing a schism between embodied human experience of the world and learned explanations of how the world works. This fascinating book traces the growing awareness of that epistemological gap through textbooks and natural philosophy treatises to canonical poetry and plays, presciently registering and exploring the magnitude of the human loss that accompanied the beginnings of modern science.


The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain by Roderick Floud,Paul Johnson

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain
  • Title : The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain
  • Author : Roderick Floud,Paul Johnson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521527361
  • Pages : 552
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Legal History by Markus D. Dubber,Christopher Tomlins

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Legal History
  • Author : Markus D. Dubber,Christopher Tomlins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0192513133
  • Pages : 1152
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  • Language : English
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Some of the most exciting and innovative legal scholarship has been driven by historical curiosity. Legal history today comes in a fascinating array of shapes and sizes, from microhistory to global intellectual history. Legal history has expanded beyond traditional parochial boundaries to become increasingly international and comparative in scope and orientation. Drawing on scholarship from around the world, and representing a variety of methodological approaches, areas of expertise, and research agendas, this timely compendium takes stock of legal history and methodology and reflects on the various modes of the historical analysis of law, past, present, and future. Part I explores the relationship between legal history and other disciplinary perspectives including economic, philosophical, comparative, literary, and rhetorical analysis of law. Part II considers various approaches to legal history, including legal history as doctrinal, intellectual, or social history. Part III focuses on the interrelation between legal history and jurisprudence by investigating the role and conception of historical inquiry in various models, schools, and movements of legal thought. Part IV traces the place and pursuit of historical analysis in various legal systems and traditions across time, cultures, and space. Finally, Part V narrows the Handbooks focus to explore several examples of legal history in action, including its use in various legal doctrinal contexts.


Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences by Dana Jalobeanu,Charles T. Wolfe

Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences
  • Author : Dana Jalobeanu,Charles T. Wolfe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9783319310671
  • Pages : 1200
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  • Language : English
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This Encyclopedia offers a fresh, integrated and creative perspective on the formation and foundations of philosophy and science in European modernity. Combining careful contextual reconstruction with arguments from traditional philosophy, the book examines methodological dimensions, breaks down traditional oppositions such as rationalism vs. empiricism, calls attention to gender issues, to ‘insiders and outsiders’, minor figures in philosophy, and underground movements, among many other topics. In addition, and in line with important recent transformations in the fields of history of science and early modern philosophy, the volume recognizes the specificity and significance of early modern science and discusses important developments including issues of historiography (such as historical epistemology), the interplay between the material culture and modes of knowledge, expert knowledge and craft knowledge. This book stands at the crossroads of different disciplines and combines their approaches – particularly the history of science, the history of philosophy, contemporary philosophy of science, and intellectual and cultural history. It brings together over 100 philosophers, historians of science, historians of mathematics, and medicine offering a comprehensive view of early modern philosophy and the sciences. It combines and discusses recent results from two very active fields: early modern philosophy and the history of (early modern) science.


The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies by Martin Goodman,Jeremy Cohen,David Sorkin

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies
  • Author : Martin Goodman,Jeremy Cohen,David Sorkin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9780199280322
  • Pages : 1037
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  • Language : English
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This volume on Jewish studies presents surveys of today's interests and directions in the humanities and social sciences. It covers the main areas taught and researched as part of Jewish studies in universities throughout the world, especially in Europe, the US, and Israel.


Early Modern Europe by Euan Cameron

Early Modern Europe
  • Title : Early Modern Europe
  • Author : Euan Cameron
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191606812
  • Pages : 440
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  • Language : English
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'Early Modern' is a term applied to the period which falls between the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Europe in this period, exploring the changes and transitions involved in the move towards modernity. Nine newly commissioned chapters under the careful editorship of Euan Cameron cover social, political, economic, and cultural perspectives, all contributing to a full and vibrant picture of Europe during this time. The chapters are organized thematically, and consider the evolving European economy and society, the impact of new ideas on religion, and the emergence of modern political attitudes and techniques. The text is complemented with many illustrations throughout to give a feel of the changes in life beyond the raw historical data.


The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine by Mark Jackson

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine
  • Author : Mark Jackson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0199546495
  • Pages : 672
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  • Language : English
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In three sections, the Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. It explore medical developments and trends in writing history according to period, place, and theme.


The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe by Judith M. Bennett,Ruth Mazo Karras

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe
  • Author : Judith M. Bennett,Ruth Mazo Karras
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199582173
  • Pages : 626
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and will not only serve as the major reference text in the area of medieval and gender studies, but will also provide the agenda for future new research.


Cultures of Calvinism in Early Modern Europe by Crawford Gribben,Graeme Murdock

Cultures of Calvinism in Early Modern Europe
  • Title : Cultures of Calvinism in Early Modern Europe
  • Author : Crawford Gribben,Graeme Murdock
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190456280
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Scholars have associated Calvinism with print and literary cultures, with republican, liberal, and participatory political cultures, with cultures of violence and vandalism, enlightened cultures, cultures of social discipline, secular cultures, and with the emergence of capitalism. Reflecting on these arguments, the essays in this volume recognize that Reformed Protestantism did not develop as a uniform tradition but varied across space and time. The authors demonstrate that multiple iterations of Calvinism developed and impacted upon differing European communities that were experiencing social and cultural transition. They show how these different forms of Calvinism were shaped by their adherents and opponents, and by the divergent political and social contexts in which they were articulated and performed. Recognizing that Reformed Protestantism developed in a variety of cultural settings, this volume analyzes the ways in which it related to the multi-confessional cultural environment that prevailed in Europe after the Reformation.