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From Pietism to Enlightenment 1700–1800

Gerald Stone

Gerald Stone FBA is an Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, UK. He is the author of The Smallest Slavonic Nation: The Sorbs of Lusatia and numerous other books and articles on aspects of the language and culture of the Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs, including an Upper Sorbian-English Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Slav Outposts in Central European History : The Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In 1709 Friedrich I (king in Prussia) gave support to the publication of a Wendish New Testament. His successor Friedrich Wilhelm looked on the Wends as mere cannon-fodder. He founded a separate Wendish Regiment for them and introduced...

Popular Beliefs about the Human Body

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In the Middle Ages, the human body was understood to exist within a complex web of interior and exterior influences that acted on and affected it in various crucial ways. From the twelfth century on, medieval medicine and natural...

Arguments

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The tendency to apply procedural arguments to extralegal situations is much more widespread than one might think. In the Middle Ages, this tendency incorporated different fields of knowledge in a much more casual and transversal way than...

Religion and Popular Beliefs

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...The twentieth century was thought of, for a time, as an increasingly secular century. Claims that “God Is Dead” signaled the belief that Western society was becoming increasingly indifferent towards religion.There is a “death of God...

Body and Soul

David Gentilcore

David Gentilcore is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of Italy and the Potato: A History, 1550-2000 (2012), Pomodoro!: A History of the Tomato in Italy (2010) and Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italy (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in the Early Modern Age Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1556 the rector of the Jesuit college in Louvain wrote to the founder and general of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius of Loyola, with a query about the diet of the college’s residents. Letter from Ignatius Loyola to Adrian...

Body and Soul

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...In a treatise titled The Anatomy of Belial (1602), Robert Burton compares proper order to a body:God hath distinguished diverse members in one body: one from another, & set one aboue another, & placed them all in wonderfull maner. The head...

Body and Soul

A Cultural History of Food in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The dichotomy of body and soul permeates much of the history of philosophy. There is no one way to approach and account for this tension. The history of food generally eschews the very notion, and the relation between food, body, and soul...

Breaking Vows

A Cultural History of Marriage in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In divorcing his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, King Henry VIII is often seen to be a pioneer in the history of Christian marriage, initiating a new phase in which divorce as we know it today came into being. Nothing could be further from...

Religion and the Home: Jewish and Christian Experiences

Elisheva Baumgarten

Elisheva Baumgarten

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Katherine L. French

Katherine L. French is J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of Medieval English History at the University of Michigan, USA. She is the author of The Good Women of the Parish (2008), People of the Parish (2001) and, along with Allyson Poska, Women and Gender in the Western Past in two volumes (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Home in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...Elizheva Baumgarten’s portoin of this article was supported by funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No. 681507, ‘Beyond the Elite: Jewish Daily...

Church, Religion, and Morality

A Cultural History of Education in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...The age of Renaissance and Reformation was one of the most consequential periods in the long history of the Latin Church. Building on the momentum of late medieval reform and the historical and hermeneutical insights developed...