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Author Somos, Mark.

Title Secularisation and the Leiden Circle / by Mark Somos
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 544 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 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; 5. Scaligerian History as Master Discipline: Consequences for the Leiden Circle; 1. Vita Brevis; 2Virtuous 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); 5. On the Superiority and Dignity of History (1613)
Summary 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 portraits of Scaliger, Heinsius, Cunaeus and Grotius to develop a new model of secularisation
Notes Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Harvard University, 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden -- History -- 16th century.
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden -- History -- 17th century.
Secularism -- Netherlands -- Leiden -- History -- 16th century.
Secularism -- Netherlands -- Leiden -- History -- 17th century.
Leiden (Netherlands) -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Leiden (Netherlands) -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004209557
9004209573 (electronic bk.)
9789004209572 (electronic bk.)