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Introduction: A Program of Research

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This is the introductory chapter of the book, which consists of three parts. The first part consists of seven studies devoted to William Durant. Durant was born ca. 1266 in Puimisson near Béziers and ruled the Gévaudan, a rugged territory in the Massif Central in southern France, as bishop of Mende and count of Gévaudan from 1296 until his death in 1330. The author has called the part "Holding On", because holding on is what William Durant the Younger was trying to do: holding on to the supremacy of the church and the allegiance of the laity. The second part consists of seven studies devoted to Hermann Conring. The third part consists of six studies devoted to our understanding of the changes Europe underwent during the centuries leading from the days of William Durant the Younger to those of Hermann Conring the period of history now generally called 'early modern'.

Keywords: Hermann Conring; William Durant



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