Professor Howard Hotson


Commonplace Learning: Ramism and its German Ramifications, 1543-1630 [Oxford-Warburg Studies], Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588-1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation and Universal Reform [Oxford Historical Monographs], Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000.

Paradise Postponed: Johann Heinrich Alsted and the Birth of Calvinist Millenarianism [International Archive of the History of Ideas, vol. 172], Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000.

Articles and Chapters:

'Outsiders, Dissenters, and Competing Visions of Reform, in Ulinka Rublack, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Protestant Reformations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. pp. 301-28.

‘Highways of Light to the Invisible College: Linking Data on Seventeenth-Century Intellectual Diasporas’, Intellectual History Review, 26.1 (2016), 71-80.

‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters – Rekonstruktion der Gelehrtenrepublik, 1500–1800: Konzeption eines digitalen Rahmens für die multilaterale Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet der europäischen Geistesgeschichte’, in Christine Mundhenk, ed., Philipp Melanchthon in der Briefkultur des 16. Jahrhunderts Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2015.  Pp. 91-105.

‘Die Herborner Encyclopaedia septem tomis distincta von Johann Heinrich Alsted’, Part I (with contributions from Rüdiger Störkel): ‘Nassauischer Ursprung und internationale Rezeption’;  Part II: ‘Verbesserungsversuche und allgemeingeschichtliche Bedeutung’, Nassauische Annalen 123, (2012) 183-223; 124 (2013), 157-186.

Arbor sanguinis, arbor disciplinarum: the Intellectual Genealogy of Johann Heinrich Alsted.’  Acta Comeniana, 25 (2011), 47-91. 

‘The Ramist Roots of Comenian Pansophia’, in Steven John Reid and Emma Wilson, eds., Ramus, Pedagogy and the Liberal Arts: Ramism in Britain and the Wider World (Aldershot: Ashgate, November 2011). Pp. 227-252

‘A "Generall Reformation of Common Learning” and its Reception in the English-Speaking World, 1560-1642’, Proceedings of the British Academy, 164 [Polly Ha and Patrick Collinson, eds., The Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain and Ireland.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010]. Pp. 193-228

'Anti-Semitism, Philo-Semitism, Apocalypticism and Millenarianism in Early Modern Europe: A Case Study and some Methodological Reflections', in Seeing Things Their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion (Notre Dame, 2009), 91-133

‘Central Europe, 1550-1700’, in David Whitford (ed.), Reformation and Early Modern Europe: a Guide to Research III, 2008, 161-206

‘The Instauration of the Image of God in Man: Humanist Anthropology, Encyclopaedic Pedagogy, Baconianism and Universal Reform’, in Margaret Pelling and Scott Mandelbrote (eds.), The Practice of Reform in Health, Medicine, and Science 1500-2000: Essays for Charles Webster, 2005, 1-21

‘Irenicism in the Confessional Age: the Holy Roman Empire, 1563-1648’, in Howard Louthan and Randall Zachman (eds.), Conciliation and Confession: Struggling for Unity in the Age of Reform, 1415-1648, 2004, 228-85

'The Conservative Face of Contractual Theory: The Monarchomach Servants of the Count of Nassau-Dillenburg’, in Emilio Bonfatti, Giuseppe Duso and Merio Scattola (eds.), Politische Begriffe und historisches Umfeld in der Politica methodice digesta des Johannes Althusius [Wolfenbütteler Forschungen, Band 100], 2002, 251-89

‘Arianism and Millenarianism: The Link between two Heresies from Servetus to Socinus’, in Richard H. Popkin and John Christian Laursen (eds.), Continental Millenarianism: Protestants, Catholics, Heretics [International Archive of the History of Ideas, vol. 176], 2001, 9-35

‘Leibniz and Millenarianism’, in Stuart Brown (ed.), The Young Leibniz and his Philosophy, 1646-1676 [International Archive of the History of Ideas], 1999, 169-98

‘The Historiographical Origins of Calvinist Mil­le­na­rianism’, in Bruce Gordon (ed.), Protestant History and Identity in Sixteenth-Century Europe [St Andrews Studies in Reformation History] 2 vols., 1996. Vol. II, 159-81

‘Philosophical Pedagogy in Reformed Central Europe between Ramus and Comenius: A Survey of the Continental Background of the "Three Foreigners”.’ In Samuel Hartlib and Universal Reformation: Studies in Intellectual Communication, Mark Greengrass, Michael Leslie and Timothy Raylor (eds.), 1994, 29-50

‘Johann Heinrich Alsted’s Relations with Silesia, Bohemia and Moravia: Patronage, Piety and Pansophia.’ Acta Comeniana, 12 (1997), 13-35

‘Irenicism and Dogmatics in the Confessional Age: Pareus and Comenius in Heidelberg, 1614.’ The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 46.3 (July 1995), 432-53

‘A Previously Unknown Early Work by Comenius: Disputatio de S. Domini Coena, sive Eucharistia under David Pareus, Heidelberg, 19 March 1614.’ Studia Comeniana et Historica, 24, c. 52 (1994), 129-44

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