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Author Ben-Tov, Asaph, author.

Title Johann Ernst Gerhard (1621-1668) : the life and work of a seventeenth-century Orientalist / Asaph Ben-Tov
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
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Series History of Oriental studies, 2405-4488 ; volume 11
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Figures -- Introduction A Biography of a Seventeenth-Century Orientalist: Its Sources and Significance for Understanding Oriental Studies in Early Modern Germany -- Chapter 1 The Making of a Seventeenth-Century Orientalist -- 1 First Academic Appearances -- 2 Studying Oriental Languages -- 3 Studying Ethiopic in Jena -- 4 Commonplace Learning -- Chapter 2 Early Endeavours -- 1 His Father's Editor -- 2 Inherited Enemies: The Case of Barthold Nihus -- 3 History -- 4 Biblical Scholarship and Antiquarianism -- 5 The Syriac Bible
1 Hiob Ludolf to Johann Ernst Gerhard -- Bibliography -- Index
1 Professor of Theology -- 2 The Armenian, Muscovite, Coptic, and Maronite Churches -- 3 Armenia (1665) -- 4 The Muscovites (1665) -- 5 The Copts (1666) and the Maronites (1668) -- 6 Beyond Church History -- 7 Islam -- 8 Umbra in luce (1667) -- 9 An Unexpected Prelude: Justinian von Weltz (1621-1668?) and His Mission to the Heathens -- 10 Shadow, Light, and Penumbra -- 11 Christian Hoffmann's Umbra in luce (1667) -- A Hieroglyphic Farewell and Concluding Comments -- Appendix A Selection of Letters to Gerhard from Hiob Ludolf and Johann Zechendorff in the Gerhardina Collection
Chapter 3 Harmonia Linguarum Orientalium -- 1 Gerhard and the Tradition of Harmonic Linguistics -- 2 Harmonia Linguarum Orientalium (1647) -- 3 Some Immediate Reactions to the Harmonia -- 4 Fata libelli -- Chapter 4 Travels in the Republic of Letters -- 1 Altdorf, Nuremberg, and Regensburg -- 2 Iter ad mare balticum -- A Tour of War-Ravaged Northern Germany (1642) -- 3 The Grand Tour: Itinerarium Belgicum (1650-1651) -- Chapter 5 Professor of History (1652-1655) -- 1 Cyrus, Athens, Alexander the Great, and the Mirror of Princes -- Chapter 6 Umbra in luce: A Fragmented World History of Religion
Summary "In this biography of Johann Ernst Gerhard (1621-1668) Asaph Ben-Tov offers a study of a now forgotten yet unusually well documented seventeenth-century orientalist. Gerhard, the son of the famous Lutheran theologian Johann Gerhard, is not a towering figure but rather a fascinating representative of the academic culture of his day, especially of seventeenth-century Oriental studies. His extant Nachlassallows a close scrutiny of the life and work of an early modern scholar, focussing on his training, travels, the ambitious Harmonia linguarum Orientalium (1647) and other works, and the interests he fostered as a professor of history and theology in Jena. It aims to shed light on the broad and understudied field of Oriental studies in seventeenth century Germany"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 25, 2021)
Subject Gerhard, Johann Ernst, 1621-1668.
Gerhard, Johann Ernst, 1621-1668.
Asianists -- Germany -- Biography
Middle Eastern philology -- Study and teaching -- Germany -- History -- 17th century
Oriental philology -- Study and teaching -- Germany -- History -- 17th century
Orientalism -- Germany -- History -- 17th century
Asianists.
Education.
Middle Eastern philology -- Study and teaching.
Oriental philology -- Study and teaching.
Orientalism.
Asia -- Study and teaching -- Germany -- History -- 17th century
Middle East -- Study and teaching -- Germany -- History -- 17th century
Asia.
Germany.
Middle East.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies.
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021024129
ISBN 9004466460
9789004466463