Dr Timothy Twining
The intellectual, cultural, and religious history of early modern Europe from the Reformation to the eighteenth century, especially including: the history of biblical scholarship, theological controversy, and confessional identity; the relationship between Jewish and Christian scholars and traditions of learning; the material, confessional, and intellectual history of the 'Republic of Letters'; and the history of censorship. Two current book projects are a history of post-Reformation Old Testament scholarship, and a study of the intellectual world of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Rome.
I currently teach a range of subjects within the Historical Tripos, including papers on early modern history, the history of political thought, and historical argument and practice (HAP). I also teach the Part 1 Themes and Sources Paper 'Sacred Histories' (Option VIII).
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Gonville & Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TA