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Angels in the Early Modern World

Angels in the Early Modern World

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Peter Marshall, Alexandra Walsham, Bruce Gordon, Philip M. Soergel, Fernando Cervantes, Robin Briggs, Trevor Johnson, Raymond Gillespie, María Tausiet, Joad Raymond, Elizabeth Reis, Owen Davies
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  • Date Published: September 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521843324

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  • Belief in the importance of angels was as widespread and intense in the early modern era as it had been in the middle ages. This volume is the first to consider how ideas about the nature, existence and activities of angels negotiated the religious, intellectual and cultural upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The contributors explore the fate and fortunes of these heavenly protectors and messengers against the backdrop of the Renaissance and Reformation and in the context of scientific change. Ranging from the British Isles and continental Europe to New England and Latin America, they consider how angels were implicated in the processes of Protestant and Catholic renewal, their relationship with witchcraft and magic, and their representation in literature and art. Based on original research, the essays offer genuinely fresh insight into the moments and movements that defined the early modern world.

    • First ever study of the angels in the early modern period
    • Brings together distinguished religious, cultural and art historians from the USA, UK and Europe
    • The volume should appeal to scholars of early modern religious and cultural history as well as of art history and literary studies
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...co-editors Peter Marshall and Alexandra Walsham provide a helpful overview of the place of angels in Christian history." -Timothy Masch, H-German

    "Rarely does a collection of essays hold together so tightly as this one, which is likely to inspire a spate of studies of angels in the early modern world."
    Laura Smoller, Renaissance Quarterly

    "The essays in this volume are cogent and painstakingly researched. They explore aspects of the early modern period that have not been widely examined...This volume will without a doubt appeal to scholars of early modern religious and cultural history a well as those of art history and literary studies." --Richard F. Johnson, Harper College: The Catholic Historical Review

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    • Date Published: September 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521843324
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 181 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface and acknowledgments
    1. Migrations of angels in the early modern world Peter Marshall and Alexandra Walsham
    2. The Renaissance angel Bruce Gordon
    3. Luther on the angels Philip M. Soergel
    4. Angels around the deathbed: variations on a theme in the English art of dying Peter Marshall
    5. Angels conquering and conquered: changing perceptions in Spanish America Fernando Cervantes
    6. Angels and idols in England's long Reformation Alexandra Walsham
    7. Dubious messengers: Bodin's daemon, the spirit world and the Sadducees Robin Briggs
    8. Guardian angels and the Society of Jesus Trevor Johnson
    9. Imagining angels in early modern Ireland Raymond Gillespie
    10. 'Patronage of angels and combat of demons': good versus evil in seventeenth-century Spain María Tausiet
    11. 'With the tongues of angels': angelic conversations in Paradise Lost and seventeenth-century England Joad Raymond
    12. Otherworldly visions: angels, devils and gender in puritan New England Elizabeth Reis
    13. Angels in elite and popular magic, 1650–1790 Owen Davies.

  • Editor

    Peter Marshall, University of Warwick
    Peter Marshall is Reader in History at the University of Warwick. His recent publications include Reformation England, 1480–1642 (2003) and Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England (2005).

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    Alexandra Walsham, University of Exeter
    Alexandra Walsham is Professor of Reformation History at the University of Exeter. Her previous publications include Providence in Early Modern England (1999) and Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England 1500–1700 (2006).

    Contributors

    Peter Marshall, Alexandra Walsham, Bruce Gordon, Philip M. Soergel, Fernando Cervantes, Robin Briggs, Trevor Johnson, Raymond Gillespie, María Tausiet, Joad Raymond, Elizabeth Reis, Owen Davies

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