Positioned on the crossroads of significant exchange routes, the bustling seaports of the Low nations not just traded cargoes of grain and bushes, silk and spices, woollen fabric and wonderfully carried out altarpieces, but additionally manuscripts and books, information, details, principles and gossip. therefore the Netherlands have been touched by means of the evangelical Reformation circulation at an early degree and performed an more and more vital function as a crossroads for non secular and philosophical principles, serving as an middleman among various components of the area. The 3rd quantity of "Intersections" is dedicated to this element of the intertraffic of the brain. 13 authors from numerous disciplines deal with concerns resembling: How open have been a few of the non secular teams to new issues of view and the way did they react to one another s opinion? How did they get conversant in new insights and diversified attitudes, and what was once the position of alternate and site visitors in spreading them? How vital was once the half performed via many of the church and civil gurus, at the diverse degrees of neighborhood, neighborhood and nationwide executive? members contain: Paul Arblaster, Pieta van Beek, Ralph Dekoninck, Jeanine De Landtsheer, Agnes Guiderdoni-Brusle, Jason Harris, Christine Kooi, Fred van Lieburg, Guido Marnef, Mia M. Mochizuki, Henk van Nierop, Charles H. Parker, P.J. Schuffel, and J.J.V.M. de Vet."
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