Critique of Polygamy

Schelwig, Samuel. D. Samuelis Schelguigii Reliqua De polygamia, adversus Themisitum, virum nobilissimum, consultissimum et excellentissimum.

Lipsiæ [Leipzig]: Impensis Friderici Lanckisii, [1724]. In Latin and German. 4to. 198 x 158 mm (7.75 x 6.25 in.). 48 pp. Woodcut tail-piece. Date of publication from VD18. Good. Bound in modern Italian marbled paper. Posthumous edition of a treatise denouncing Themistius, the Greek philosopher and statesmen. Themistius’s political career coincided with tumult in the Roman Empire between early Christianity and Hellenism. Schelwig targets Themistius’s position that Hellenism and Christianity were both modes of a single divine order and individuals were free to choose which they prefer. This is linked to a critique of polygamy and defense of monogamy. OCLC reports 8 locations, seven in Germany and one in Poland. VD18 10171614


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