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Believe Not Every SpiritPossession, Mysticism, & Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism

Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, & Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism

Moshe Sluhovsky

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226762821
eISBN:
9780226762951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762951.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

From 1400 through 1700, the number of reports of demonic possessions among European women was extraordinarily high. During the same period, a new type of mysticism—popular with women—emerged that ... More

Complete WritingsLetterbook, Dialogue on Adam and Eve, Orations

Complete Writings: Letterbook, Dialogue on Adam and Eve, Orations

Isotta Nogarola

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226590073
eISBN:
9780226590097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590097.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Renowned in her day for her scholarship and eloquence, Isotta Nogarola (1418–66) remained one of the most famous women of the Italian Renaissance for centuries after her death. And because she was ... More

The Contest for KnowledgeDebates over Women's Learning in Eighteenth-Century Italy

The Contest for Knowledge: Debates over Women's Learning in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010540
eISBN:
9780226010564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010564.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

At a time when women were generally excluded from scholarly discourse in the intellectual centers of Europe, four extraordinary female letterate proved their parity as they lectured in prominent ... More

The Court Midwife

The Court Midwife

Justine Siegemund

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226757087
eISBN:
9780226757100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226757100.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

First published in 1690, this book made its author the spokesperson for the art of midwifery at a time when most obstetrical texts were written by men. More than a technical manual, it contains ... More

Dialogues and Addresses

Dialogues and Addresses

Madame de Maintenon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226502410
eISBN:
9780226502403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502403.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Born Françoise d'Aubigné, a criminal's daughter reduced to street begging as a child, Madame de Maintenon (1653–1719) made an improbable rise from impoverished beginnings to the summit of power as ... More

Eating the EnlightenmentFood and the Sciences in Paris, 1670-1760

Eating the Enlightenment: Food and the Sciences in Paris, 1670-1760

E. C. Spary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226768861
eISBN:
9780226768885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768885.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book offers a new perspective on the history of food, looking at writings about cuisine, diet, and food chemistry as a key to larger debates over the state of the nation in Old Regime France. ... More

Epistle to Marguerite de Navarre and Preface to a Sermon by John Calvin

Epistle to Marguerite de Navarre and Preface to a Sermon by John Calvin

Marie Dentiere

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226142784
eISBN:
9780226142753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142753.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Born to a noble family in Tournai, Marie Dentière (1495–1561) left her convent in the 1520s to work for religious reform. She married a former priest and with her husband went to Switzerland, where ... More

Gusto for ThingsA History of Objects in Seventeenth-Century Rome

Gusto for Things: A History of Objects in Seventeenth-Century Rome

Renata Ago

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010571
eISBN:
9780226008387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226008387.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

We live in a material world—our homes are filled with things, from electronics to curios and hand-me-downs, that disclose as much about us and our aspirations as they do about current trends. But we ... More

Habitual OffendersA True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderers in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Habitual Offenders: A True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderers in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Craig A. Monson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226335339
eISBN:
9780226335476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335476.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book reconstructs the case of two reformed prostitute nuns (“convertite”) who fled their convent in Bologna, Italy, in 1644 and whose garroted corpses were discovered in a cellar fifteen months ... More

In the Company of DemonsUnnatural Beings, Love, and Identity in the Italian Renaissance

In the Company of Demons: Unnatural Beings, Love, and Identity in the Italian Renaissance

Armando Maggi

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226501307
eISBN:
9780226501291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501291.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Who are the familiar spirits of classical culture and what is their relationship to Christian demons? In its interpretation of Latin and Greek culture, Christianity contends that Satan is behind all ... More

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