The Emergence of Tolerance in the Dutch Republic

The Emergence of Tolerance in the Dutch Republic

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This volume is the fruit of the colloquium "Les Pays-Bas, carrefour de la tolerance aux Temps Modernes", held in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, in 1994.
Toleration in the strict sense of the word was very much against the grain of sixteenth-century European history. This volume charts the emergence and vicissitudes of the concept of tolerance and its practical implications in the Dutch Republic, from the revolt against Spain in the sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century.
The various contributions, all by distinguished scholars, address such issues as Erasmus' views on toleration, the relation between tolerance and irenism, and the contemporary intellectual debate about toleration in the Dutch Republic.
This important volume will prove indispensable to historians of the Low Countries, students of humanism and all those interested in the intellectual history of the 16th-18th centuries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 22.86mm | 579g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English, French
  • 9004107681
  • 9789004107687
  • 2,573,382

Table of contents

Elisabeth Labrousse: Adresse du Colloque.
Jonathan Israel: The Intellectual Debate about Toleration in the Dutch Republic.
M.E.H.N. Mout: A Comparative View of Dutch Toleration in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries.
James D. Tracy: Erasmus, Coornhert and the Acceptance of Religious Disunity in the Body Politic - a Low Countries Tradition?
Hans Posthumus Meyjes: Tolerance et Irenisme.
Hans R. Guggisberg: Castellio - Problems of Writing a New Biography.
Catherine Secretan: La tolerance entre politique et rhetorique.
Rob van de Schoor: The Reception of Cassander in the Republic in the Seventeenth Century.
Peter G. Bietenholz: Daniel Zwicher's Views on Religious Peace and Unity.
Christiane Berkvens-Stevelinck: La reception de l'Historie der Reformatie de Gerard Brandt et son influence sur la conception de la tolerance hollandaise.
Hans Bots and Rob van de Schoor: La tolerance a travers les dictionnaires dans les decennies autour de 1700.
Michael Heyd: The Limits of Toleration in the Early 18th Century - Shaftesbury's Letter Concerning Enthusiasm and the Reaction to it.
Mario Turchetti: Elie Saurin [1639-1703] et ses Reflexions sur les droits de la Conscience.
H.H.M. van Lieshout: Les querelles lexicales sur la lice de la tolerance - Pierre Jurieu attaque dans le Dictionaire Historique et Critique de Pierre Bayle.
Willem Frijhoff: Dimensions de la coexistence confessionnelle.
Antony McKenna: Note sur la tolerance dans la litterature philosophique clandestine de l'Age Classique.
Myriam Yardeni: La tolerance retrospective - la perception de l'histoire des Pays Bas et de l'Angleterre dans le refuge huguenot.
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'The Emergence of Tolerance in the Dutch Republic is a valuable contribution to the history of tolerance...the volume helps us to deepen our knowledge of the Dutch Republic in early modern times.'
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