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Secularisation and the Leiden Circle

Author: Mark Somos
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
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The Leiden Circle pioneered the systematic exclusion of theologically grounded argument in areas of thought from the natural sciences to international relations. Somos uses richly contextualised  Read more...

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Somos, Mark.
Secularisation and the Leiden Circle.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2011028620
(OCoLC)738347775
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Somos
ISBN: 9789004209572 9004209573
OCLC Number: 755081053
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Harvard University, 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 544 p.) : ill.
Contents: Preface I INTRODUCTION 1 Question and Term 2 Method: Leiden as Illustration 2.1 The Leiden Circle 2.1.1 A Thickening Description: Illustration and Contextualisation 3 The Medieval Background 3.1 The Omnipresence of Theology: Generic Problems and Solutions 3.1.1 IR Theology: Just War Theories During The Crusades 3.2 A Specific Example: The Reign of Philip IV 3.2.1 The Sacrosanct State and its Gallican Church 3.2.2 Crown vs. Tiara: Boniface VIII, Clement V and the Avignon Papacy 3.2.3 Expansion and Centralisation 3.3 The Persistence of Theological Politics 4 Change And Continuity: The Early Modern Crises of Christianity 4.1 The Religious Foundations of Early Modernity: Generic Problems and Solutions 4.2 A Specific Example: Historicisation as Secularisation's Point of Entry 5 Scaliger's Secularising Historiography: A Valuable Start to Constructing Leiden as Illustration II SCALIGER: HISTORY COMES OF AGE 1 Vita Brevis 2 Scaliger's Significance 3 Premature Universal History: The French Origins of Scaliger's Method 4 Everything a Target: History as Master Discipline 4.1 First Illustration of History as the Master Discipline: Historical vs. Astronomical Method 4.1.1 Leiden's Scaligerian Astronomy 4. 2 Second Illustration of History as the Master Discipline: History vs. Theology 4.2.1 Ancient Christianity vs. Modern Progress 4.2.2 The Secularisation of Christ 5 Scaligerian History as Master Discipline: Consequences for the Leiden Circle III HEINSIUS: ENTER SECULARISATION 1 Vita Brevis 2 Virtuous Poverty of Reason: The Bucolic Heinsius (1603-4) 3 Dwelling on the Pagan-Christian Borders: Heinsius and Cunaeus on Nonnus (1610) 4 Enter Secularisation: On The Constitution of Tragedy (1611) 4.1 Intellectual Context: Theatre and Sixteenth-Century Politics of Religion 4.2 A Close Textual Analysis of DTC 4.2.1 Imitation and Passion 4.2.2 Character and Action 4.2.3 Fable 4.2.4 Manners 4.2.5 Verisimilitude 4.2.6 Universal - Particular In DTC 4.2.7 Contrivance 4.3 DTC and Secularisation 4.4 Reception and Controversy 4.5 Heinsius's Secularising Contributions in DTC and Related Works 5 On The Superiority And Dignity Of History (1613) 5.1 The Greatest Good: Eternal Life 5.2 Universal-Particular in DTC 5.3 Epistemic Humility 5.4 The Politics of Writing History 5.5 History-Writing Polities 5.6 History's Triumphal March 5.7 Unsecularised Counterparts of Triumph and Immortality through Historiography 6 Hymns to Gods of Frenzy: Lof-Sanck Van Bacchus (1614), Lof-Sanck Van Jesus Christus (1616) 6.1 Background 6.2 Frenzy and the Brethren of the Common Life: The Epistemic Context 6.3 The Lofzangen: Satire, Satyr, Silenos And Christ 6.3.1 The Hymn to Bacchus 6.3.2 Satire 6.3.3 The Hymn to Christ IV CUNAEUS: SOPHIA'S DREAM 1 Vita Brevis 1.1 Leiden's Young Zeelanders 2 Sardi Venales 2.1 Brief Introduction: Text, Context, Reception 2.1.1 Text: SV's Secularising Message 2.1.2 Context: SV's Secularising Genre 2.1.3 Reception: The Impact of SV's Secularisation 2.2 Textual Analysis: Text, Context, Reception 2.2.1 SV: The Text 2.2.2 Context 2.2.3 Reception V GROTIUS: FROM BIBLE CRITICISM TO A THEORY OF WAR AND PEACE 1 Vita Brevis 2 Secularisation In IPC: From Bible Criticism to a Theory of War and Peace 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Textual Analysis 2.2.1 Method and Contexts 2.2.2 Discussion: Cases 3 Conclusion: From Fox to Hedgehog VI CONCLUSION AND OUTLOOK Appendix Bibliography List of Illustrations Index
Responsibility: by Mark Somos.

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