Europe in the Sixteenth Century

Author: H.G. Koenigsberger,George L. Mosse,G.Q. Bowler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875869

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 5792

This bestselling, seminal book - a general survey of Europe in the era of `Rennaisance and Reformation' - was originally published in Denys Hay's famous Series, `A General History of Europe'. It looks at sixteenth-century Europe as a complex but interconnected whole, rather than as a mosaic of separate states. The authors explore its different aspects through the various political structures of the age - empires, monarchies, city-republics - and how they functioned and related to one another. A strength of the book remains the space it devotes to the growing importance of town-life in the sixteenth century, and to the economic background of political change.

Writers in Conflict in Sixteenth-century France

Essays in Honour of Malcolm Quainton

Author: Elizabeth Vinestock,David Foster,Malcolm Quainton

Publisher: Durham Modern Languages

ISBN: 9780907310693

Category: French literature

Page: 387

View: 8374

Text in English with some contributions in French.

Renaissance&Reform;Italian Con

Author: Yates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136354522

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 3472

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reformations

The Early Modern World, 1450-1650

Author: Carlos M. N. Eire

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300111924

Category: Counter-Reformation

Page: 920

View: 2794

A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion

The Gondi

Family Strategy and Survival in Early Modern France

Author: Dr Joanna Milstein

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472405293

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 2083

One of the most striking features of French government in the second half of the sixteenth century was the influence of Italians. Notwithstanding widespread French admiration for Italian culture, Italian influence at the heart of French government aroused xenophobic antagonism amongst many in French society. This study throws light on this complex relationship by offering the first detailed examination of the Gondi, one of the most influential of the Italian families active during this period. The Gondi family played a leading part in the finance, government, church and military affairs of the nation, and were indispensable counsellors to the Queen Mother, Catherine De' Medici. They were also the targets of anti-Italian hostility, much of it deliberately stirred by rivals in the French aristocracy who felt threatened by these powerful foreigners occupying positions they believed were rightfully theirs. The book examines perceptions of the Gondi through examination of contemporary pamphlets, diaries, and ambassadors' dispatches. It investigates, among other issues, their notorious role in the plotting of the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572. Making use of many previously overlooked archival sources from France and Italy, this book charts the Gondi's rise to power and demonstrates how their deft use of patronage and financial expertise allowed them to weave the intricate web of power and obligation that protected them against native hostility. In so doing the book reveals much about government and society in late sixteenth-century France.

Printed Propaganda under Louis XIV

Absolute Monarchy and Public Opinion

Author: Joseph Klaits

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140086982X

Category: History

Page: 358

View: 8699

In the late seventeenth century the role of printed propaganda in manipulating public consciousness became increasingly explicit, and governments developed systematic controls over the printed word. This book considers the purposes, mechanisms, content, and audience of royal printed propaganda in early modern France. The author first sketches the impact of the invention of printing and characterizes propaganda generally during the reign of Louis XIV. In succeeding chapters he discusses the theory and practice of censorship and the government's relationships with the recently established French periodical press, presenting a balanced portrait of the crown's objectives and mixed success in influencing the sources of opinion. The varieties of government-inspired pamphlet propaganda are carefully and extensively analyzed, and signed royal propaganda receives special attention. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Europe in the sixteenth century

Author: Helmut Georg Koenigsberger,George Lachmann Mosse,G. Q. Bowler

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 539

View: 3600

The Neglected Canon: Nine Women Philosophers

First to the Twentieth Century

Author: T. Dykeman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401734003

Category: Philosophy

Page: 366

View: 4563

When down from the moon stepped the goddess of the night, she bid Minerva/Athene come to her. "Minerva/Athene," she said, "you sprang fully formed from the head of your father. Now all the daughters of mankind think they, too, are as rootless as you. Tonight I bid you dance, join the circle round 1 that tree glistening with the clarity of wisdom. Mother Natura and Lady Philosophia, hands together, already have begun the promenade of myth and allegory. " Still in the garb of gold and white stone, Minerva/ Athene did as she was bid and danced till dawn. Then in new light, she found herself suddenly a budding flower on a tall branch, and even more swiftly a crystalline fruit, rivaling the morning sun, refracting the light. Behold, she had grown roots, difficult to discover down in the dark of history, deep in the solid knowledge of earth. And the daughters of humankind saw and reveled in their roots. This is the story of this book, a history, long and diverse, of women thinkers and their thought. It will become a legacy for all who study it, a legacy that Heloi"se, Marie de Gournay, Sor Juana Ines de Ia Cruz, and Judith Sargent Murray among many women philosophers assured by composing lists of the names of women little acknowledged century after century. While the Hannah Arendt's, Susanne K.

Early Music History

Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Music

Author: Iain Fenlon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521104388

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 7968

Early Music History is devoted to the study of music from the early Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century. It demands the highest standards of scholarship from its contributors, all of whom are leading academics in their fields. It gives preference to studies pursuing interdisciplinary approaches and to those developing novel methodological ideas. The scope is exceptionally broad and includes manuscript studies, textual criticism, iconography, studies of the relationship between words and music and the relationship between music and society. Articles in volume thirteen include: Ut musica poesis: Music and poetry in France in the late sixteenth century; Ronsard, the Lyric Sonnet and Late Sixteenth-Century Chanson; Italianism and Claude de Jeune; Geometry and Rhetoric in Antoine de Bertrand's Troisiesme livre de chansons.