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Early modern Germany saw the dissemination of vast quantities of information at unprecedented speed. Popular knowledge, scientific inquiry, and scholarship influenced the political order, poetic expression, public opinion, and mechanisms of social control. This collection presents twelve essays by distinguished scholars regarding the transcendent nature of the Divine, the natural world, the body, sexuality, intellectual property, aesthetics, demons, and witches. The contributors are Thomas Cramer, Walter Haug, C. Stephen Jaeger, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Jan-Dirk Måller, James A. Parente, Jr., Stephan K. Schindler, Gerhard F. Strasser, Lynne Tatlock, Elaine Tennant, Horst Wenzel, and Gerhild Scholz Williams.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-title
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  1. Front-matter
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Introduction
  2. Gerhild Scholz Williams and Stephan K. Schindler
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  1. Part I. Policies, Formations, and Archives of Knowledge
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  1. The Protection of Invention: Printing Privileges in Early Modem Germany
  2. Elaine C. Tennant
  3. pp. 7-48
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  1. Zwischen Repräsentation und Regierungspraxis: Transformation des Wissens in Maximilians Weiskunig
  2. Jan-Dirk Müller
  3. pp. 49-70
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  1. Before Winckelmann: Toward the Origins of the Historiography of Art
  2. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann
  3. pp. 71-89
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  1. Part II. Metaphorology, Poetics, and Philosophy
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  1. Die “fließende” Rede und der “gefrorene” Text: Metaphern im Spannungsfeld von Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit
  2. Horst Wenzel
  3. pp. 93-116
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  1. Johannes Kepler: Poetic Inspiration and Scientific Discovery
  2. C. Stephen Jaeger
  3. pp. 117-130
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  1. Der scheiternde Platonismus in Giordano Brunos Heroici Furori
  2. Walter Haug
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  1. Part III. Adapting Traditional Knowledge to New Science
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  1. Der Umgang mit dem Wunderbaren in der Natur: Portenta, Monstra und Prodigia in der Zoologie des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit—Die Gleichzeitigkeit des Ungleichzeitigen
  2. Thomas Cramer
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  1. Die Wissenschaft von den Hexen: Jean Bodin und sein Übersetzer Johann Fischart als Demonologen
  2. Gerhild Scholz Williams
  3. pp. 193-218
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  1. Science and Pseudoscience: Athanasius Kircher’s Mundus Subterraneus and His Scrvtinivm … Pestis
  2. Gerhard F. Strasser
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  1. Part IV. Science and the Body
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  1. Carnal Knowledge: Writing about Sex in Early Modern Germany
  2. James A. Parente, Jr.
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  1. Carnal Knowledge and the Populating of Paradise: Johann Gottfried Schnabel’s Insel Felsenburg
  2. Lynne Tatlock
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  1. “Selbstbeschmutzung”: Der Gelehrte und sein Leib/ Körper in Adam Bernds Eigene Lebens-Beschreibung (1738)
  2. Stephan K. Schindler
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469656472
Related ISBN
9781469656465
MARC Record
OCLC
1226643988
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-14
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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