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The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead. Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Michael Graham’s work is the first book length study of the life and unfortunate death of Edinburgh university student Thomas Aikenhead. It builds on the important article length study of Michael Hunter first published in 1992.(1) Taking the model approach of the case-study of individual heterodoxy beautifully initiated by Ginzburg’s study of Menocchio, Seaver’s explorationContinue reading “The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead. Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment”

Religio Medici. Medicine and religion in seventeenth century England

This is a timely collection of essays that sets out to address a key relationship in early modern historiography. Over the last decade the histories of religion and of medicine in the early modern period have developed a more conceptually robust demeanour embracing the achievements and examples of works like Keith Thomas’ Religion and theContinue reading “Religio Medici. Medicine and religion in seventeenth century England”