Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

Author: Merry E. Wiesner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031060

Category: History

Page: 563

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"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"--

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108496997

Category: History

Page: 390

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

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

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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.

Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

Author: Merry E. Wiesner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521005210

Category: History

Page: 495

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

The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I

Author: C. Beem

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118550

Category: History

Page: 231

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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

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

Madame de Pompadour

die Mätresse und die Diplomatie

Author: Eva Kathrin Dade

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar


Category: France

Page: 338

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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.

Die kürzeste Geschichte Europas

Author: John Hirst

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850235

Category: History

Page: 208

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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

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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.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250160

Category: Publishers' catalogs

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Europe 1450 to 1789

encyclopedia of the early modern world

Author: Jonathan Dewald

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684312064

Category: History

Page: 497

View: 3989

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

The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia

Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation

Author: Erik Ringmar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134292635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Why, from the eighteenth century onwards, did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth, while others stagnated? This text looks at the kind of institutions that are required in order for change to take place, and Ringmar concludes that for sustained development to be possible, change must be institutionalized. Taking a global view, Ringmar investigates the implications of his conclusion on issues facing the developing world today.

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

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

The Cambridge World History: Volume 6, The Construction of a Global World, 1400–1800 CE, Part 1, Foundations

Author: Jerry H. Bentley,Sanjay Subrahmanyam,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316297918

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The era from 1400 to 1800 saw intense biological, commercial, and cultural exchanges, and the creation of global connections on an unprecedented scale. Divided into two books, Volume 6 of the Cambridge World History series considers these critical transformations. The first book examines the material and political foundations of the era, including global considerations of the environment, disease, technology, and cities, along with regional studies of empires in the eastern and western hemispheres, crossroads areas such as the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, and the Caribbean, and sites of competition and conflict, including Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean. The second book focuses on patterns of change, examining the expansion of Christianity and Islam, migrations, warfare, and other topics on a global scale, and offering insightful detailed analyses of the Columbian exchange, slavery, silver, trade, entrepreneurs, Asian religions, legal encounters, plantation economies, early industrialism, and the writing of history.

A Concise History of the World

Author: Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110702837X

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5841

A concise history of the world from the Paleolithic to the present, telling the story of humans as producers and reproducers.


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

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