The shape of knowledge obviously changed in many ways from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment—in terms of its content, its organization, its classifications, its dissemination, etc. Understanding how and why all of this happened would be an enormous undertaking. The conference held concerning this at the Warburg Institute in June 1989 was a much too brief indication of the kinds of scholarly light that can be thrown on the subject. People in a range of disciplines discussed some aspects of what happened, what people thought happened, and what did not happen.
KeywordsIntellectual History Adjunct Professor Biblical criticIsm Gender History Natural Scientific Knowledge
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