Intellectual History Products

  • The Romantic Idea of the Golden Age in Friedrich Schlegel's Philosophy of History

    By Asko Nivala

    The nineteenth-century Romantic understanding of history is often confused with the longing for the past Golden Age. In this book, the Romantic idea of Golden Age is seen from a new angle by discussing it in the context of Friedrich Schlegel’s works. Interestingly, Schlegel argued that…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Landscapes and Voices of the Great War

    Edited by Angela K. Smith, Krista Cowman

    This volume aims to provide a wider view of First World War experience through focusing on landscapes less commonly considered in historiography, and on voices that have remained on the margins of popular understanding of the war. The landscape of the western front was captured during the conflict…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754)

    Learning and Literature in the Nordic Enlightenment

    Edited by Knud Haakonssen, Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen

    Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754) was the foremost representative of the Danish-Norwegian Enlightenment and also a European figure of note. He was an Enlightenment thinker in the conventional sense, with significant works in natural law and history, but also a very important body of moral essays and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24 

  • Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiography

    By Tor Egil Førland

    Bringing sophisticated philosophy to bear on real-life historiography, Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiography rekindles and invigorates the debate on two perennials in the theory and methodology of history. One is the tension between historians' values and the ideal—or illusion—of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24 
    Routledge Approaches to History

  • The Disinformation Age

    The Collapse of Liberal Democracy in the United States

    By Eric Cheyfitz

    The Disinformation Age, beginning in the present and going back to the American colonial period, constructs an original historical explanation for the current political crisis and the reasons the two major political parties cannot address it effectively. Commentators inside and outside academia…

    Hardback – 2017-02-22 
    Routledge Advances in American History

  • Studies in the Platonism of Marsilio Ficino and Giovanni Pico

    By Michael J. B. Allen

    Fifteen of these essays by one of the leading authorities on Renaissance Platonism explore the complex philosophical, hermeneutical, and mythological issues addressed by the Florentine, Marsilio Ficino (1433-99). Ficino was the pre-eminent Platonist of his time and a distinguished philosopher,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-18 
    Variorum Collected Studies Series

  • Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts

    Edited by Sven Dupré, Christine Göttler

    In early modern Europe, discernment emerged as a key notion at the intersection of various domains in both learned and artisanal cultures. Often used synonymously with judgment, ingenuity, and taste, discernment defined the ability to perceive and understand the secrets of nature and art, and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14 
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • The Practice of Scholarly Communication

    Correspondence Networks between Central and Western Europe, 1550–1700

    By Vladimír Urbánek, Iva Lelková

    Digital humanities have become an integral part of the academic landscape, providing scholars with unique opportunities to explore the past in imaginative and innovative ways. Demonstrating the exciting possibilities of such approaches, this volume draws upon the increasing availability of on-line…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Universal Reform: Studies in Intellectual History, 1550-1700

  • Plow, Pen and Sword. Images and Self-Images of Medieval People

    By Rudi Künzel

    Pen, Plow and Sword examines the self-image of clergy, nobility, peasants and townsmen in the medieval Low Countries, and how these could differ markedly from the perceptions held by people outside of these groups. The images of aristocrats, peasants, merchants and townsmen which have come down to…

    Hardback – 2017-01-28 

  • Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment

    By Steffen Ducheyne

    Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment comprises fifteen new essays written by a team of international scholars. The collection re-evaluates the characteristics, meaning and impact of the Radical Enlightenment between 1660 and 1825, spanning England, Ireland, the Dutch Republic, France,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19 

  • Social Darwinism in the French Ideological Novel

    By Louise Lyle

    Examining French ideological novels, Louise Lyle charts the development and motivation of French hostility towards social Darwinism during the fin de siècle. Lyle argues that the antagonism of authors from diverse literary schools was a consequence of and a response to historically specific…

    Hardback – 2016-12-28 

  • The Image of Restoration Science

    The Frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667)

    By Michael Hunter

    This book is about a single image - the frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal-Society of London (1667). Designed by John Evelyn, and etched by Wenceslaus Hollar, it is arguably the best-known representation of seventeenth-century English science. The use of such plates to celebrate…

    Hardback – 2016-12-17 

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