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Skepsis, Providenz, Polyhistorie

Jakob Friedrich Reimmann (1668-1743)

[Skepticism, Providence, Polyhistory. Jakob Friedrich Reimmann (1668-1743).]

Ed. by Mulsow, Martin / Zedelmaier, Helmut

Series:Hallesche Beiträge zur Europäischen Aufklärung 7

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    Reprint 2012
    Publication Date:
    October 2012
    Copyright year:
    1998
    ISBN
    978-3-11-031068-9
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    Jakob Friedrich Reimmann stands between Baroque and Enlightenment. He is one of the major representatives of early 18th century historia litteraria, that forgotten discipline which set out to be a history of education, science and the book, and which Reimmann himself applied systematically to a whole range of subjects and cultures. His oeuvre may be seen as typifying the tensions emerging between an inherited faith in providentially ordained history and a new skeptical/hypothetical scientific culture.

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