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Author Hunt, Lynn, 1945-

Title The book that changed Europe : Picart & Bernard's Religious ceremonies of the world / Lynn Hunt, Margaret C. Jacob, Wijnand Mijnhardt.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  203.8 H913b 2010    ---  Available
Description xi, 383 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A marketplace for religious ideas -- Bernard Picart: religious and artistic journeys -- Why Holland? -- Jean Frederic Bernard: the tumultuous life of a refugee publisher -- A writer's mental universe -- Picart's visual politics -- Familiarizing Judaism -- Cutting Roman Catholicism down to size -- Idolatry: West and East -- Rehabilitating Islam -- Dissent, deism, and atheism.
Summary "Two French Protestant refugees in eighteenth-century Amsterdam gave the world an extraordinary work that intrigued and outraged readers across Europe. In this captivating account, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt take us to the vibrant Dutch Republic and its flourishing book trade to explore the work that sowed the radical idea that religions could be considered on equal terms." -- dust jacket.
Subject Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde.
Religions -- Early works to 1800.
Rites and ceremonies -- Early works to 1800.
Picart, Bernard, 1673-1733.
Bernard, Jean-Frederic, 1683?-1744.
Added Author Jacob, Margaret C., 1943-
Mijnhardt, W. W., 1950-
ISBN 9780674049284 (alk. paper)
0674049284 (alk. paper)

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