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    Publication Date:
    April 2004
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    Aims and Scope

    This handbook presents for the first time a comprehensive dictionary of names and concepts from the culture of letters in the Early Modern Age. It consists of a bio-bibliographical repertoire (Vol. I) of the most significant authors between the 15th and 18th centuries (from Thomas Abbt to Zwingli) and a glossary (still in preparation) (Vol. II) with concise articles on central concepts of learned culture in Early Modern Times, e.g. ars conversandi, disputatio, theologia naturalis , zwinglianism etc. Learned culture or the culture of letters is understood as an area of life and society in which the learned play a significant role, or which is of importance for them. The documentation foregrounds categories, terms and designations of both the mental and theoretical and the social and material culture. The subject areas cover both education and scholarship (schools, university faculties, church, jurisprudence, medicine etc.) and everyday culture (court and town, home and garden, friends and family, travel, writing and reading etc.).Account is taken of both the different conditions within a period spanning more than three centuries and the specifics of the various national cultures which were forming in the Early Modern Age. The tradition or continuity of Classical Antiquity is a self-explanatory further factor. This Handbook thus provides a 'window' on the strangeness of the past by reconstructing the intrinsic semantic perspective of the concepts from their own time.

    For historians of literature, law, science and philosophy among others, Herbert Jaumann has created an indispensable reference work that sharpens and corrects the image of the epoch in many respects; it will further research into the Early Modern Age and is in its way unique.


    24 x 17 cm
    xv, 721 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work

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    "Das 'Handbuch Gelehrtenkultur der Frühen Neuzeit' darf mit vollem Recht als Meilenstein in der prosopographischen Erschließung der europäischen Respublica litterarum zwischen dem 14. und 18. Jahrhundert bezeichnet werden."
    Jörg Robert in: Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1/2008

    "Eine höchst wichtige und begrüßenswerte Publikation."
    Dirk Werle in: Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur 3/2006

    "Wer Jaumanns Repertorium benutzt, wird seine zugleich reichhaltigen, konzisen und präzisen Informationen bald nicht merh missen wollen."
    Mark-Georg Dehrmann in: Das Achtzehnte Jahrhundert 2/2006

    "Das Buch gehört zweifellos nicht nur in jede einschlägige öffentliche Bibliothek, sondern in die Privatbibliothek jener Menschen, die immer noch mehr über die Frühe Neuzeit erfahren möchten."
    Kai Bremer in: iasl-online 2005

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