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The banishment of Beverland : sex, sin, and scholarship in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic / by Karen E. Hollewand.

Author/Creator:
Hollewand, Karen Eline, 1986- author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Series:
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 298.
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; volume 298
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Beverland, Hadriaan, 1650-1716.
Philologists -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Classicists -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Humanism -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sin, Original -- History of doctrines.
Netherlands -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Netherlands -- Church history -- 17th century.
Classicists.
Humanism.
Intellectual life.
Philologists.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sin, Original -- History of doctrines.
Netherlands.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Church history.
History.
Summary:
"In 1679 Hadriaan Beverland (1650-1716) was banished from the province of Holland. Why was this humanist scholar exiled from one of the most tolerant parts of Europe in the seventeenth century? To answer this question, this book places Beverland's writings on sex, sin, and scholarship in their historical context for the first time. Beverland argued that sexual lust was the original sin and highlighted the importance of sex in human nature, ancient history, and his own society. His audacious works hit a raw nerve: Dutch theologians accused him of atheism, he was abandoned by his humanist colleagues, and he was banished by the University of Leiden. By positioning Beverland's extraordinary scholarship in the context of the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic, this book examines how his radical studies challenged the intellectual, ecclesiastical, and political elite, providing a fresh perspective upon the Dutch Republic in the last decades of its Golden Age"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Prologue: banishment (1650-1680)
Sin
Scripture
Scholarship
Sex
Epilogue: exile (1680-1716).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Hollewand, Karen Eline, 1986- author. Banishment of Beverland
ISBN:
9789004344969
9004344969
9789004396326
OCLC:
1081433357
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