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Power and Religion in Baroque Rome

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Book Series: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History ISBN: 9789004148932 9789047417958 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627422 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100623
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This study analyzes the ways in which a variety of cultural manifestations were the necessary preconditions for (religious) policy and power in the Rome of Urban VIII (1623-1644). Precisely their interaction created what we now call ‘Baroque Culture’.

The Earliest History of the Christian Gathering

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Book Series: Vigiliae Christianae, Supplements ISBN: 9789004183094 9789004190702 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100639
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Using recent insights into the nature of early Christian communities as religious associations, this book offers a new reconstruction of the origins and development of the weekly Christian gathering and its constitutive elements; based on an analysis of all available evidence from the first three centuries.

Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany

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Book Series: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions ISBN: 9789004160934 9789047420552 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100641
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Using the example of Eichstätt, this book challenges current witchcraft historiography by arguing that the gender of the witch-suspect was a product of the interrogation process and that the stable communities affected by persecution did not collude in its escalation.

Left-Dislocation in Latin

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Book Series: Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology ISBN: 9789004357464 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.1163/9789004357464 Language: English
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Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Based on a detailed analysis of syntax, information structure and pragmatic organization, Left-dislocation in Latin by Hilla Halla-Aho examines how left-dislocation is used in republican Latin comedy, prose and inscriptions as a device to introduce topics. Readership: Scholars working on Latin syntax, especially in the republican period, and generally those interested in how syntax, particularly in its non-standard form, is influenced by information structure and pragmatic organization.

The Early Reception and Appropriation of the Apostle Peter (60-800 CE)

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Book Series: Euhormos: Greco-Roman Studies in Anchoring Innovation ISBN: 9789004425682 Year: Pages: 360 DOI: 10.1163/9789004425682 Language: English
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The Early Reception and Appropriation of the Apostle Peter (60-800 CE) investigates the interdisciplinary history of the reception of Peter from the first century up to Charlemagne, revealing as much about Peter as about the context in which this reception took place. Readership: All interested in the art, culture, epigraphy, literature and politics of early Christianity/late antiquity and the reception of the figure of the apostle Peter in those areas.

Genre in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry: Theories and Models

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Book Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements ISBN: 9789004412590 Year: Pages: 424 DOI: 10.1163/9789004412590 Language: English
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Genre in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry brings together a range of innovative approaches to the question of genre, what it means, and how to think about it for Greek poetry from the eighth to the fourth centuries BCE. Readership: Students and scholars across the Humanities who are concerned with questions of genre and the history of lyric, and anyone interested in ancient Greek poetry.

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England

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ISBN: 9781137487520 9781137569196 9781137487537 Year: Pages: 219 DOI: 10.1057/9781137487537 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Wellcome Trust - 093090
Subject: Medicine (General)
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The study of early modern cancer is significant for our understanding of the period’s medical theory and practice. In many respects, cancer exemplifies the flexibility of early modern medical thought, which managed to accommodate, seemingly without friction, the notion that cancer was a disease with humoral origins alongside the conviction that the malady was in some sense ontologically independent. Discussions of why cancer spread rapidly through the body, and was difficult, if not impossible, to cure, prompted various medical explanations at the same time that physicians and surgeons joined with non-medical authors in describing the disease as acting in a way that was ‘malignant’ in the fullest sense, purposely ‘fierce’, ‘rebellious’ and intractable.3 Theories seeking to explain why cancer appeared most often in the female breast similarly joined culturally mediated anatomical and humoral theory with recognition of the peculiarities of women’s social, domestic and emotional life-cycles. Moreover, as a morbid disease, cancer generated eclectic and sometimes extreme medical responses, the mixed results of which would prompt many questions over the proper extent of pharmaceutical or surgical intervention.

Conclusion: Death Is Only Their Desire (Book chapter)

Book title: Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England

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The study of early modern cancer is significant for our understanding of the period’s medical theory and practice. In many respects, cancer exemplifies the flexibility of early modern medical thought, which managed to accommodate, seemingly without friction, the notion that cancer was a disease with humoral origins alongside the conviction that the malady was in some sense ontologically independent. Discussions of why cancer spread rapidly through the body, and was difficult, if not impossible, to cure, prompted various medical explanations at the same time that physicians and surgeons joined with non-medical authors in describing the disease as acting in a way that was ‘malignant’ in the fullest sense, purposely ‘fierce’, ‘rebellious’ and intractable.3 Theories seeking to explain why cancer appeared most often in the female breast similarly joined culturally mediated anatomical and humoral theory with recognition of the peculiarities of women’s social, domestic and emotional life-cycles. Moreover, as a morbid disease, cancer generated eclectic and sometimes extreme medical responses, the mixed results of which would prompt many questions over the proper extent of pharmaceutical or surgical intervention.

Cancer and the Gendered Body (Book chapter)

Book title: Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England

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The study of early modern cancer is significant for our understanding of the period’s medical theory and practice. In many respects, cancer exemplifies the flexibility of early modern medical thought, which managed to accommodate, seemingly without friction, the notion that cancer was a disease with humoral origins alongside the conviction that the malady was in some sense ontologically independent. Discussions of why cancer spread rapidly through the body, and was difficult, if not impossible, to cure, prompted various medical explanations at the same time that physicians and surgeons joined with non-medical authors in describing the disease as acting in a way that was ‘malignant’ in the fullest sense, purposely ‘fierce’, ‘rebellious’ and intractable.3 Theories seeking to explain why cancer appeared most often in the female breast similarly joined culturally mediated anatomical and humoral theory with recognition of the peculiarities of women’s social, domestic and emotional life-cycles. Moreover, as a morbid disease, cancer generated eclectic and sometimes extreme medical responses, the mixed results of which would prompt many questions over the proper extent of pharmaceutical or surgical intervention.

Referencing Conventions (Book chapter)

Book title: Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England

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The study of early modern cancer is significant for our understanding of the period’s medical theory and practice. In many respects, cancer exemplifies the flexibility of early modern medical thought, which managed to accommodate, seemingly without friction, the notion that cancer was a disease with humoral origins alongside the conviction that the malady was in some sense ontologically independent. Discussions of why cancer spread rapidly through the body, and was difficult, if not impossible, to cure, prompted various medical explanations at the same time that physicians and surgeons joined with non-medical authors in describing the disease as acting in a way that was ‘malignant’ in the fullest sense, purposely ‘fierce’, ‘rebellious’ and intractable.3 Theories seeking to explain why cancer appeared most often in the female breast similarly joined culturally mediated anatomical and humoral theory with recognition of the peculiarities of women’s social, domestic and emotional life-cycles. Moreover, as a morbid disease, cancer generated eclectic and sometimes extreme medical responses, the mixed results of which would prompt many questions over the proper extent of pharmaceutical or surgical intervention.

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