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Title The quest for certainty in early modern Europe from inquisition to inquiry, 1550-1700 / edited by Barbara Fuchs and Mercedes García-Arenal.

Publication Info. [Toronto ; Buffalo] : Published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 292 pages).
Series UCLA Clark Memorial Library series ; 28
UCLA Clark Memorial Library series ; 28.
Note Places of publication taken from publisher's website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "How was the early modern pursuit of knowledge in very different spheres conditioned by a shared desire for certainty? How did this desire in turn link the epistemological crises produced by the religious upheavals of early modern Europe with the development of new scientific methods? This volume recontextualizes the production of knowledge in the early modern period (1550-1700), focusing on the social and institutional dimensions of inquiry in light of political and cultural challenges. The collection explores how uncertainties about religious identities (and even the status of irreligion) challenged traditional modes of learning. As knowledge of all sorts was integrated into different traditions in a context of unprecedented religious questioning, institutions and texts sought new means of controlling and regulating "truth." Questions of representation became newly fraught as the production of knowledge increasingly challenged established orthodoxies."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Facing Uncertainty in Early Modern Iberia -- Part 1: Staging Inquisitions -- Nature, Culture, Religion -- 1 Trusting the "I": The Uncertainty of Picaresque Confession in Guzmán de Alfarache -- 2 Feeling Certainty, Performing Sincerity: The Emotional Hermeneutics of Truth in Inquisitorial and Theatrical Practice -- 3 Conflicting Certainties or Different Truths? Healers and Inquisition in Baroque Spain -- 4 True Peste and False Doors: Medical and Legal Discourse during the Great Castilian Plague, 1596-1601
5 Policing Talent in Early Modern Jesuit Rome: Difference, Self-Knowledge, and Career Specialization -- Part 2: Negotiating History and Theology -- 6 Stolen Saint: Relic Theft and Relic Identification in Seventeenth-Century Rome -- 7 Baptizing "uncertain human beings"? Probabilist Theology and the Question of the Beginning of Human Life in Seventeenth-Century Catholicism -- 8 Truth and Human History in Melchor Cano's De locis theologicis -- 9 Ambivalent Origins: Isaac La Peyrère and the Politics of Historical Certainty in Seventeenth-Century Europe -- Contributors -- Index
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Subject Religion and civilization -- History -- 17th century.
Religion and science -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Certainty -- History -- 17th century.
Europe -- Civilization -- 17th century.
Chronological Term 1600-1699
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Added Author Fuchs, Barbara, 1970- editor.
García-Arenal, Mercedes, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Quest for certainty in early modern Europe from inquisition to inquiry, 1550-1700. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2020 1487507062 9781487507060 (OCoLC)1123215812
ISBN 9781487535506 electronic book
148753549X electronic book
9781487535490 electronic book
1487535503 electronic book
9781487507060 cloth
1487507062