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Commonplace learning : Ramism and its German ramifications, 1543-1630

Author: Howard Hotson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
Series: Oxford-Warburg studies
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This first contextualized study of the rich tradition of Ramism has wide-ranging implications for the intellectual, cultural, and social histories not only of the Holy Roman Empire but also of the  Read more...

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Named Person: Petrus Ramus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Hotson
ISBN: 9780198174301 0198174306
OCLC Number: 487700675
Description: xvi, 333 s. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: FIRST-GENERATION RAMISM ; 1. INTRODUCTION: THE EARLIEST GERMAN RAMISM ; i. Ramism in Germany: a neglected tradition ; ii. Ramism and Calvinism: an overworked explanation ; iii. The spread of Ramism in north-western Germany: a fresh start ; 2. FOUNDATIONS: RAMISM IN GERMAN CONTEXT, 1543-1600 ; i. The rudiments of Ramism ; ii. Ramism and humanism, c.1580-1600 ; iii. Ramism in Hanseatic cities and imperial counties ; SECOND-GENERATION SEMI-RAMISM ; 3. INSTITUTIONALISATION: SEMI-RAMISM IN REFORMED ACADEMIES, 1580-1600 ; i. Adaptation: the advent of Philippo-Ramism ; ii. Confessionalisation: Ramism and Calvinism revisited ; iii. Expansion: Ramism and the encyclopaedia ; 4. ADAPTATION: POST-RAMIST METHODS IN REFORMED UNIVERSITIES, 1590-1613 ; i. Beyond Philippo-Ramism: Casmann, Timpler, Keckermann, and Alsted ; ii. 'Methodical Peripateticism': Heidelberg and Keckermann's systema, 1590-1601 ; iii. Precursor to the Encyclopaedia: Danzig and Keckermann's Systema systematum, 1602-13 ; THIRD-GENERATION POST-RAMIST ECLECTICISM ; 5. COMPILATION: ALSTED'S CURSUS PHILOSOPHICI ENCYCLOPAEDIA, 1609-20 ; i. Form: the Encyclopaedia as systema systematum ; ii. Composition: the Encyclopaedia as bibliotheca universalis locorum communium ; iii. Matter: the Encyclopaedia as bibliotheca philosophica ; 6. CULMINATION: ALSTED'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA SEPTEM TOMIS DISTINCTA, 1620-30 ; i. Synthesis: the Encyclopaedia as systema harmonicum ; ii. Expansion: from Cursus philosophici encyclopaedia (1620) to Encyclopedia omnium disciplinarum (1630) ; iii. Dissolution: the Encyclopaedia as Farragines disciplinarum ; 7. INTERIM CONCLUSIONS ; i. Destruction and further ramification, 1622-70 ; ii. The common principles: means and ends of the German post-Ramist tradition ; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Series Title: Oxford-Warburg studies
Responsibility: Howard Hotson
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