EBookClubs

Read Books & Download eBooks Full Online

EBookClubs

Read Books & Download eBooks Full Online

Book Colloquies

Download or read book Colloquies written by Desiderius Erasmus and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 1320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Erasmus' Familiar Colloquies grew from a small collection of phrases, sentences, and snatches of dialogue written in Paris about 1497 to help his private pupils improve their command of Latin. Twenty years later the material was published by Johann Froben (Basel 1518). It was an immediate success and was reprinted thirty times in the next four years. For the edition of March 1522 Erasmus began to add fully developed dialogues, and a book designed to improve boys' use of Latin (and their deportment) soon became a work of literature for adults, although it retained traces of its original purposes. The final Froben edition (March, 1533) had about sixty parts, most of them dialogues. It was in the last form that the Colloquies were read and enjoyed for four centuries. For modern readers it is one of the best introductions to European society of the Renaissance and Reformation periods, with lively descriptions of daily life and provocative discussions of political, religious, social, and literary topics, presented with Erasmus's characteristic wit and verve. Each colloquy has its own introduction and full explanatory, historical, and biographical notes. Volumes 39 and 40 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series - Two-volume set.

Book CALVIN 500

    Book Details:
  • Author : Richard R. Topping
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2011-05-12
  • ISBN : 1498273327
  • Pages : 210 pages

Download or read book CALVIN 500 written by Richard R. Topping and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2011-05-12 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Calvin@500 is an exercise in appreciative criticism and appropriation of the Reformer's work for church and society. The collection serves as an introduction to the life and thought of this sixteenth-century Reformer in his context. The book also traces Calvin's continuing legacy for political, economic, theological, spiritual, and inter-religious practices of our own time. The essays reflect the depth and breadth of Calvin scholarship from the sixteenth century to the present. They also reflect Calvin's own wide-ranging ministry: the authors are pastors, teachers, social justice workers, and theologians. Calvin@500 arose from two Canadian conferences on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth.

Book Enchanted Europe

    Book Details:
  • Author : Euan Cameron
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2010-03-18
  • ISBN : 019161372X
  • Pages : 488 pages

Download or read book Enchanted Europe written by Euan Cameron and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2010-03-18 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the dawn of history people have used charms and spells to try to control their environment, and forms of divination to try to foresee the otherwise unpredictable chances of life. Many of these techniques were called 'superstitious' by educated elites. For centuries religious believers used 'superstition' as a term of abuse to denounce another religion that they thought inferior, or to criticize their fellow-believers for practising their faith 'wrongly'. From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, scholars argued over what 'superstition' was, how to identify it, and how to persuade people to avoid it. Learned believers in demons and witchcraft, in their treatises and sermons, tried to make 'rational' sense of popular superstitions by blaming them on the deceptive tricks of seductive demons. Every major movement in Christian thought, from rival schools of medieval theology through to the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment, added new twists to the debates over superstition. Protestants saw Catholics as superstitious, and vice versa. Enlightened philosophers mocked traditional cults as superstitions. Eventually, the learned lost their worry about popular belief, and turned instead to chronicling and preserving 'superstitious' customs as folklore and ethnic heritage. Enchanted Europe is the first comprehensive, integrated account of western Europe's long, complex dialogue with its own folklore and popular beliefs. Drawing on many little-known and rarely used texts, Euan Cameron constructs a compelling narrative of the rise, diversification, and decline of popular 'superstition' in the European mind.

Book Europe   s Welfare Traditions Since 1500  Volume 1

Download or read book Europe s Welfare Traditions Since 1500 Volume 1 written by Thomas McStay Adams and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2023-01-26 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the interwoven traditions of modern welfare states in Europe over five centuries, Thomas McStay Adams explores social welfare from Portugal, France, and Italy to Britain, Belgium and Germany. He shows that the provision of assistance to those in need has faced recognizably similar challenges from the 16th century through to the present: how to allocate aid equitably (and with dignity); how to give support without undermining autonomy (and motivation); and how to balance private and public spheres of action and responsibility. Across two authoritative volumes, Adams reveals how social welfare administrators, critics, and improvers have engaged in a constant exchange of models and experience locally and across Europe. The narrative begins with the founding of the Casa da Misericordia of Lisbon in 1498, a model replicated throughout Portugal and its empire, and ends with the relaunch of a social agenda for the European Union at the meeting of the Council of Europe in Lisbon in 2000. Volume 1, which focuses on the period from 1500 to 1700, discusses the concepts of 'welfare' and 'tradition'. It looks at how 16th-century humanists joined with merchants and lawyers to renew traditional charity in distinctly modern forms, and how the discipline of religious reform affected the exercise of political authority and the promotion of economic productivity. Volume 2 examines 18th-century bienfaisance which secularized a Christian humanist notion of beneficence, producing new and sharply contested assertions of social citizenship. It goes on to consider how national struggles to establish comprehensive welfare states since the second half of the 19th century built on the power of the vote as politicians, pushed by activists and advised by experts, appealed to a growing class of industrial workers. Lastly, it looks at how 20th-century welfare states addressed aspirations for social citizenship while the institutional framework for European economic cooperation came to fruition

Book Before Tom Brown

Download or read book Before Tom Brown written by Robert J. Kirkpatrick and published by Lutterworth Press. This book was released on 2024-01-25 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The use of school life as a closed narrative environment is well documented, and modern examples such as Malory Towers and Harry Potter show the genre's continued appeal. While there have been several histories of the school story, especially in children's literature, almost all of them take as their starting point Tom Brown's Schooldays. Although occasionally acknowledged in passing, there has never been a complete study of earlier school stories, or of other fictional portrayals of school life before the middle of the eighteenth century. In Before Tom Brown, Robert Kirkpatrick traces the roots of the school story back to 2500BC, when school life was a feature of Sumerian, Egyptian and Graeco-Roman texts written as teaching aids for children. From Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to Shakesperean comedies, he explores for the first time the use of school dialogues in the classroom, in print and on stage, and presents new evidence that the first school novel appeared in 1607. Finally, he examines the role of the school story in the broader development of the novel as the genre became established through the eighteenth century. Readers will be rewarded with a whole new perspective on the history of children's literature.

Book A Reformation Sourcebook

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael W. Bruening
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2017-04-05
  • ISBN : 1442635703
  • Pages : 298 pages

Download or read book A Reformation Sourcebook written by Michael W. Bruening and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2017-04-05 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the Reformation, Europeans were engaged in a debate that would alter the course of European history. This debate was about how to understand and practice the Christian faith. Never before had so many people weighed in on a topic of such importance. This book presents the debates of the Reformation era through over eighty primary sources. Some of the documents present formal debates. Others represent informal debates or disputes, with one text responding directly to the other. Still other sections present texts that offer divergent approaches to or perspectives on specific ideas. These too were part of the century-long debate that characterized the Reformation. The author provides an essay on how to read primary sources. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction, and each group of primary sources is preceded by information on historical context as well as focus questions. Further readings are provided at the end of each chapter, and a map of Europe divided by religions is included.

Book Pieter Bruegel the Elder

    Book Details:
  • Author : ToddM. Richardson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 1351554026
  • Pages : 269 pages

Download or read book Pieter Bruegel the Elder written by ToddM. Richardson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands examines the later images by Bruegel in the context of two contemporary discourses - art theoretical and convivial. The first concerns the purely visual interactions between artists and artistic practices that unfold in pictures, which often transgress the categorical boundaries modern scholars place on their work, such as sacred and profane, antique and modern, and Italian and Northern. In this context, the images themselves - those of Bruegel, his contemporaries and predecessors - make up the primary source material from which the author argues. The second deals with the dialogue that occurred between viewers in front of pictures and the way in which pictorial strategies facilitated their visual experience and challenged their analytical capabilities. In this regard, the author expands his base of primary sources to include convivial texts, dialogues and correspondences, and texts by rhetoricians and Northern humanists addressing art theoretical issues. Challenging the conventional wisdom that the artist eschewed Italianate influences, this study demonstrates how Bruegel's later peasant paintings reveal a complicated artistic dialogue in which visual concepts and pictorial motifs from Italian and classical ideas are employed for a subject that was increasingly recognized in the sixteenth century as a specifically Northern phenomenon. Similar to the Dutch rhetorician societies and French Pl?de poets who cultivated the vernacular language using classical Latin, the function of this interpictorial discourse, the author argues, was not simply to imitate international trends, a common practice during the period, but to use it to cultivate his own visual vernacular language. Although the focus is primarily on Bruegel's later work, the author's conclusions are applied to sketch a broader understanding of both the artist himself and the vibrant artistic dialogue occurring in the Netherl

Book Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

Download or read book Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures written by L. Besserman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2006-02-04 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illuminates the pervasive interplay of 'sacred' and 'secular' phenomena in the literature, history, politics, and religion of the Middle Ages and Early Modern periods. The essays gathered here constitute a new way of applying a classic dichotomy to major cultural phenomena of the pre-modern era.

Book The Holy Land and the Early Modern Reinvention of Catholicism

Download or read book The Holy Land and the Early Modern Reinvention of Catholicism written by Megan C. Armstrong and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-20 with total page 415 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the Holy Land as a critical site where Catholics sought spiritual and political legitimacy during a period of profound change.

Book Ioannis Maldonati Geniale Iudicium Siue Bacchanalia

Download or read book Ioannis Maldonati Geniale Iudicium Siue Bacchanalia written by Juan Maldonado and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The 16th-century humanist Juan Maldonado in his Latin essays foreshadows the Spanish picaresque. Like Erasmus, with whom he corresponded, Maldonado advocated the use of Latin in a wide-range of activities. Maldonado's Pastor Bonus, a lengthy open letter to a bishop, reviews in a vivid and satirical style the abuses of the churchmen in his diocese. His ludus chartarum is framed as a colloquium similar to Vives' on the subject, entertaining while teaching a Latin terminology for card playing. His Bacchanalia, written for student actors, is a spirited play pitting the forces of Lent against those of Bacchus, as in the Libro de buen amor. These works have been edited and translated into English by Warren Smith and Clark Colahan for the first time, with illustrations of scenes from each work, and of 16th-century cards, by Richard Simmons and Caleb Smith."--Publisher's website.

Book A Companion to St  Paul in the Middle Ages

Download or read book A Companion to St Paul in the Middle Ages written by Steven Cartwright and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2012-11-09 with total page 521 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume surveys the interpretation of St. Paul by patristic and medieval exegetes. It also examines the use of Paul by medieval reformers, canon lawyers, and spiritual teachers and Paul’s portrayal in medieval literature and art.

Book Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Download or read book Pieter Bruegel the Elder written by Barbara A. Kaminska and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-06-24 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Religious Art for the Urban Community Barbara Kaminska offers the first book-length study of Bruegel’s biblical paintings, and argues that they were inherently linked to Antwerp’s religious, socio-economic, and cultural transformation.

Book Speaking of Love  The Love Dialogue in Italian and French Renaissance Literature

Download or read book Speaking of Love The Love Dialogue in Italian and French Renaissance Literature written by Reinier Leushuis and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-03-27 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Speaking of Love: The Love Dialogue in Italian and French Renaissance Literature, Reinier Leushuis examines a corpus of sixteenth-century love dialogues that exemplifies the dialogue’s mimetic qualities and validates its place in the literary landscape of the Italian and French Renaissance.

Book A Companion to the Theology of John Mair

Download or read book A Companion to the Theology of John Mair written by John Slotemaker and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-06-24 with total page 409 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Companion to the Theology of John Mair explores the theological thought of this significant sixteenth-century Parisian scholar. It includes articles exploring his positions on humanism and scholasticism, faith and theology, Trinity and Incarnation, Ethics and Casuistry, Justification and Sacraments.

Book The Comedy of Errors

    Book Details:
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-12-15
  • ISBN : 1408151898
  • Pages : 424 pages

Download or read book The Comedy of Errors written by William Shakespeare and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-12-15 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare's dextrous comedy of two twin masters and two twin servants continually mistaken for one another is both farce and more than farce. The Comedy of Errors examines the interplay between personal and commercial relationships, and the breakdown of social order that follows the disruption of identity. As well as detailed on-page commentary notes, this new edition has a long, illustrated introduction exploring the play's performance and crtitical history, as well as its place in the comic tradition from Classical to modern times.

Book Wicked Women of Tudor England

Download or read book Wicked Women of Tudor England written by R. Warnicke and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-05-14 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fascinating study delves into the lives of six Tudor women celebrated for their reputed wickedness. Collected here are accounts of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Anne Seymour, Lettice Dudley, and Jane and Alice More. Warnicke rescues these women from historical misrepresentations and helps us to rediscover the complex world of Tudor society.

Book Reformation Fictions

    Book Details:
  • Author : Antoinina Bevan Zlatar
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-06-30
  • ISBN : 019960469X
  • Pages : 254 pages

Download or read book Reformation Fictions written by Antoinina Bevan Zlatar and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-06-30 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reformation Fictions rehabilitates a body of little-known Elizabethan texts. It takes some twenty polemical Protestant dialogues written predominantly by puritan clerics, and for the first time gives them a literary, historicist and, to a lesser extent, theological reading.