Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

Author: Merry E. Wiesner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031060

Category: History

Page: 563

View: 6786

"The title of this book, and perhaps also of the course for which you are reading it, is Early Modern Europe. The dates in the title inform you about the chronological span covered (1450-1789), but they do not explain the designation "early modern." Thatterm was developed by historians seeking to refine an intellectual model first devised during this very period, when scholars divided European history into three parts: ancient (to the end of the Roman Empire in the west in the fifth century), medieval (from the fifth century to the fifteenth), and modern (from the fifteenth century to their own time). In this model, the break between the Middle Ages and the modern era was marked by the first voyage of Columbus (1492) and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation (1517), though some scholars, especially those who focused on Italy, set the break somewhat earlier with the Italian Renaissance. This three-part periodization became extremely influential, and as the modern era grew longer and longer, historians began to divide it into "early modern" - from the Renaissance or Columbus to the French Revolution in 1789 - and what we might call "truly modern" - from the French Revolution to whenever they happened to be writing"--

2007

Author: Heinz Duchhardt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486842684

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1317

Das Jahrbuch bietet der Erforschung der europäischen Interaktionen und der geistig-sozialen Prozesse übergreifenden Charakters ein Forum, aber auch Studien zur Ausstrahlung Europas nach Außereuropa. Das Jahrbuch kann zur Fortsetzung mit 10% Ermäßigung bezogen werden. Jeder Band des Jahrbuchs ist einem Kernthema gewidmet, ohne dass dies die Aufnahme "sonstiger" Beiträge ausschließt. Die Zeitschrift enthält Forschungsberichte zu ausgewählten Themen. Durch eine Auswahlbibliographie des im zurückliegenden Jahr erschienenen einschlägigen Schrifttums und eine Rubrik, in der sich Europa-Institute und Europa-Projekte des In- und Auslands vorstellen, wird sein informativer Charakter noch unterstrichen.

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108496997

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 8521

This new edition of Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks's prize-winning survey features significant changes to reflect the newest scholarship in every chapter.

Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

Author: Merry E. Wiesner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521005210

Category: History

Page: 495

View: 7006

Accessible, engaging textbook offering an innovative account of people's lives in the early modern period.

Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England

Author: Anne Stobart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472580362

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4106

How did 17th-century families in England perceive their health care needs? What household resources were available for medical self-help? To what extent did households make up remedies based on medicinal recipes? Drawing on previously unpublished household papers ranging from recipes to accounts and letters, this original account shows how health and illness were managed on a day-to-day basis in a variety of 17th-century households. It reveals the extent of self-help used by families, explores their favourite remedies and analyses differences in approaches to medical matters. Anne Stobart illuminates cultures of health care amongst women and men, showing how 'kitchin physick' related to the business of medicine, which became increasingly commercial and professional in the 18th century.

The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 7, The Early Modern World, 1500–1815

Author: Jonathan Karp,Adam Sutcliffe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110813906X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 888

This seventh volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism provides an authoritative and detailed overview of early modern Jewish history, from 1500 to 1815. The essays, written by an international team of scholars, situate the Jewish experience in relation to the multiple political, intellectual and cultural currents of the period. They also explore and problematize the 'modernization' of world Jewry over this period from a global perspective, covering Jews in the Islamic world and in the Americas, as well as in Europe, with many chapters straddling the conventional lines of division between Sephardic, Ashkenazic, and Mizrahi history. The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative work in this field currently available, this volume will serve as an essential reference tool and ideal point of entry for advanced students and scholars of early modern Jewish history.

The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I

Author: C. Beem

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118550

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 7783

This edited volume brings together a collection of provocative essays examining a number of different facets of Elizabethan foreign affairs, encompassing England and The British Isles, Europe, and the dynamic civilization of Islam. As an entirely domestic queen who never physically left her realm, Elizabeth I cast an inordinately wide shadow in the world around her. The essays is this volume collectively reveal a queen and her kingdom much more connected and integrated into a much wider world than usually discussed in conventional studies of Elizabethan foreign affairs.

Languages and Communities in Early Modern Europe

Author: Peter Burke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521535861

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 4312

This book is a cultural history of European languages from the invention of printing to the French Revolution.

Die kürzeste Geschichte Europas

Author: John Hirst

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850235

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6960

Über zweitausend Jahre Kulturgeschichte im Überblick - prägnant, anschaulich, humorvoll. John Hirst, Australiens bedeutendster Historiker, nimmt das Fernglas zur Hand und Europa ins Visier. Fakten und Ereignisse bringt er in einen fassbaren Zusammenhang und bietet einen einzigartigen Überblick über die europäische Kulturgeschichte. Mit Humor erzählt er vom Ende des römischen Schmierentheaters durch die Germanen, die unbeabsichtigt das Weströmische Reich übernehmen oder wie 1066 die Normannen England erobern und ihnen damit bis heute als Letzte ein Einfall in das Inselland gelingt. Spannende, überraschende und witzige Einblicke in die Entwicklung der europäischen Kultur - mit garantiertem Aha-Effekt.

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Author: Merry E. Wiesner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052187372X

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 8286

This new edition of Merry Wiesner-Hanks' prize-winning book incorporates the newest scholarship and features a new chapter on gender and race in the colonial world; expanded coverage of eighteenth century developments including the Enlightenment; and enhanced discussions of masculinity, single women, same-sex relations, humanism, and women's religious roles.

Europe 1450 to 1789

encyclopedia of the early modern world

Author: Jonathan Dewald

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684312064

Category: History

Page: 497

View: 3536

Online version of the 6-volume work, published: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004.

Madame de Pompadour

die Mätresse und die Diplomatie

Author: Eva Kathrin Dade

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: 338

View: 2819

An Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764) führe kein Weg vorbei, so argwöhnte man nicht nur am Versailler Hof: Die ruhmsüchtige Bürgerliche schirme Ludwig XV. wirkungsvoll ab, sie habe mehr Macht als seine Minister und suche sich vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Diplomatie zu profilieren, hieß es unter ihren Zeitgenossen. Welchen Einfluss nahm die königliche Mätresse aber tatsächlich auf die französische Außenpolitik ihrer Jahre? Die Autorin kann nachweisen, dass Madame de Pompadour als weiblicher Günstlingsminister an richtungweisenden Entwicklungen in den Außenbeziehungen nahezu zwanzig Jahre lang beteiligt war (1745-1764). Als enge Vertraute des Königs war sie ein wichtiger Bestandteil des höfischen Systems und als solcher unverzichtbar. Madame de Pompadour profitierte von der besonderen politischen Kultur in der Spätphase des Ancien Régime, in welcher auch informelle Wege möglich waren, auf denen sie ihre herausragenden individuellen Fähigkeiten und Kenntnisse einsetzen konnte.

The Modernization of the Western World

A Society Transformed

Author: John McGrath,Kathleen Callanan Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455681

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 9143

This book focuses on the forces of social change and what they have meant in the lives of the people caught in the middle of them from medieval times through our current era of globalization.

The Cambridge World History

Author: Benjamin Z. Kedar,Merry Wiesner-Hanks,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Professor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521190746

Category: History

Page: 748

View: 7347

Global history of cross-cultural exchange and conquest, and the accompanying growth of states, religions, knowledge, and economic systems, between 500 and 1500.