An Introduction to Early Modern European History, 1450-1610


Author: Tony Imperato
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340683873
Category: Europe
Page: 260
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This volume outlines the social, economic and political condition of Europe in the middle of the 15th century, and discusses how these had changed by 1610. The author also gives coverage to the beliefs and values of societies at the time, and provides analyses of literacy and the arts of the period. There are historiographical biography boxes, Points to Consider sections, Key Issues boxes, integrated activities, and selections of written and illustrative source material.

The European World 1500-1800

An Introduction to Early Modern History
Author: Beat Kümin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415432535
Category: History
Page: 379
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The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transition phase, but a dynamic period worth studying in its own right. Written by an experienced team of specialists, associated with a university module of the same name, it offers a student-friendly introduction to all major themes and processes of early modern history.Structured in four parts dealing with socio-economic, religious, cultural and political issues, it adopts a broad geographical perspective: Western and Central Europe receive particular attention, but dedicated chapters also explore the wider global context. Thematic priorities include social structures, Reformation change, expanding cultural horizons and the emergence of the modern state.Specially designed to assist learning, The European World 1500-1800 features: up-to-date surveys of key topics written by an international team of historians suggestions for seminar discussion and further reading extracts from primary sources and vivid illustrations, including maps a glossary of key terms and concepts a chronology of major events a full index of persons, places and subjects selected web resources and a textbook homepage.The European World 1500-1800 will be essential reading for all students embarking on the discovery of the early modern period.

An Introduction to Tudor England, 1485-1603


Author: Angela Anderson,Tony Imperato
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division
ISBN: 9780340683880
Category: History
Page: 242
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This title provides an introduction to the Tudor period. Key issues and important developments such as religious change, the changing social structure and the nature of government are examined and related to the wider European background. The Access to History Context series covers core periods of European and American history. Each book covers a period of at least one hundred years, charting the key political, social, economic, religious and cultural themes and issues of that time. All texts include activities with comprehensive advice on tackling essay questions.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England


Author: Andrew Hadfield,Matthew Dimmock,Abigail Shinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317042069
Category: History
Page: 400
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of current research on popular culture in the early modern era. For the first time a detailed yet wide-ranging consideration of the breadth and scope of early modern popular culture in England is collected in one volume, highlighting the interplay of 'low' and 'high' modes of cultural production (while also questioning the validity of such terminology). The authors examine how popular culture impacted upon people's everyday lives during the period, helping to define how individuals and groups experienced the world. Issues as disparate as popular reading cultures, games, food and drink, time, textiles, religious belief and superstition, and the function of festivals and rituals are discussed. This research companion will be an essential resource for scholars and students of early modern history and culture.

Luther and the German Reformation, 1517-55


Author: Russel Tarr,Keith Randell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780340965917
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 162
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This edition examines the background to the German Reformation and the factors which led to it. It then goes on to analyse the ideas and influence of Luther, how his ideas spread within and beyond Germany, and the political and religious context in which these changes took place. Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners.

AQA A-level History: The Tudors: England 1485-1603


Author: David Ferriby,Angela Anderson,Tony Imperato
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471837505
Category: History
Page: 264
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AQA approved Enhance and expand your students' knowledge and understanding of their AQA breadth study through expert narrative, progressive skills development and bespoke essays from leading historians on key debates. - Builds students' understanding of the events and issues of the period with authoritative, well-researched narrative that covers the specification content - Introduces the key concepts of change, continuity, cause and consequence, encouraging students to make comparisons across time as they advance through the course - Improves students' skills in tackling interpretation questions and essay writing by providing clear guidance and practice activities - Boosts students' interpretative skills and interest in history through extended reading opportunities consisting of specially commissioned essays from practising historians on relevant debates - Cements understanding of the broad issues underpinning the period with overviews of the key questions, end-of-chapter summaries and diagrams that double up as handy revision aids The Tudors: England 1485-1603 A revised edition of Access to History: An Introduction to Tudor England 1485-1603, this title explores the consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty under Henry VII and Henry VIII, the years of instability and religious turmoil in the mid-Tudor period and the period of relative stability during Elizabeth I's reign. It considers breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through examining key questions on themes such as power, religion, opposition, relations with foreign powers and the impact of key individuals.

The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution

The European Economy in a Global Perspective, 1000-1800
Author: J. L. Van Zanden
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004175172
Category: History
Page: 342
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‘The Long Road to the Industrial Revolution’ offers a new explanation of the origins of the industrial revolution in Western Europe by placing development in Europe within a global perspective. It focuses on its specific institutional and demographic development since the late Middle Ages, and on the important role played by human capital formation

Numbers Rule

The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy, from Plato to the Present
Author: George G. Szpiro
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834440
Category: Mathematics
Page: 240
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Since the very birth of democracy in ancient Greece, the simple act of voting has given rise to mathematical paradoxes that have puzzled some of the greatest philosophers, statesmen, and mathematicians. Numbers Rule traces the epic quest by these thinkers to create a more perfect democracy and adapt to the ever-changing demands that each new generation places on our democratic institutions. In a sweeping narrative that combines history, biography, and mathematics, George Szpiro details the fascinating lives and big ideas of great minds such as Plato, Pliny the Younger, Ramon Llull, Pierre Simon Laplace, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John von Neumann, and Kenneth Arrow, among many others. Each chapter in this riveting book tells the story of one or more of these visionaries and the problem they sought to overcome, like the Marquis de Condorcet, the eighteenth-century French nobleman who demonstrated that a majority vote in an election might not necessarily result in a clear winner. Szpiro takes readers from ancient Greece and Rome to medieval Europe, from the founding of the American republic and the French Revolution to today's high-stakes elective politics. He explains how mathematical paradoxes and enigmas can crop up in virtually any voting arena, from electing a class president, a pope, or prime minister to the apportionment of seats in Congress. Numbers Rule describes the trials and triumphs of the thinkers down through the ages who have dared the odds in pursuit of a just and equitable democracy.

The Sultan's Renegades

Christian-European Converts to Islam and the Making of the Ottoman Elite, 1575-1610
Author: Tobias P. Graf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192509047
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 1974
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The figure of the renegade - a European Christian or Jew who had converted to Islam and was now serving the Ottoman sultan - is omnipresent in all genres produced by those early modern Christian Europeans who wrote about the Ottoman Empire. As few contemporaries failed to remark, converts were disproportionately represented among those who governed, administered, and fought for the sultan. Unsurprisingly, therefore, renegades have attracted considerable attention from historians of Europe as well as students of European literature. Until very recently, however, Ottomanists have been surprisingly silent on the presence of Christian-European converts in the Ottoman military-administrative elite. The Sultan's Renegades inserts these 'foreign' converts into the context of Ottoman elite life to reorient the discussion of these individuals away from the present focus on their exceptionality, towards a qualified appreciation of their place in the Ottoman imperial enterprise and the Empire's relations with its neighbours in Christian Europe. Drawing heavily on Central European sources, this study highlights the deep political, religious, and cultural entanglements between the Ottoman Empire and Christian Europe beyond the Mediterranean Basin as the 'shared world' par excellence. The existence of such trans-imperial subjects is not only symptomatic of the Empire's ability to attract and integrate people of a great diversity of backgrounds, it also illustrates the extent to which the Ottomans participated in processes of religious polarization usually considered typical of Christian Europe in this period. Nevertheless, Christian Europeans remained ambivalent about those they dismissed as apostates and traitors, frequently relying on them for support in the pursuit of familial and political interests.

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"--

The Portuguese Empire in Asia, 1500-1700

A Political and Economic History
Author: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470672919
Category: History
Page: 340
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Featuring updates and revisions that reflect recent historiography, this new edition of The Portuguese Empire in Asia 1500-1700 presents a comprehensive overview of Portuguese imperial history that considers Asian and European perspectives. Features an argument-driven history with a clear chronological structure Considers the latest developments in English, French, and Portuguese historiography Offers a balanced view in a divisive area of historical study Includes updated Glossary and Guide to Further Reading

Early Modern Europe

An Oxford History
Author: Euan Cameron
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191606812
Category: History
Page: 440
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'Early Modern' is a term applied to the period which falls between the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Europe in this period, exploring the changes and transitions involved in the move towards modernity. Nine newly commissioned chapters under the careful editorship of Euan Cameron cover social, political, economic, and cultural perspectives, all contributing to a full and vibrant picture of Europe during this time. The chapters are organized thematically, and consider the evolving European economy and society, the impact of new ideas on religion, and the emergence of modern political attitudes and techniques. The text is complemented with many illustrations throughout to give a feel of the changes in life beyond the raw historical data.

The European Reformations Sourcebook


Author: Carter Lindberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470673273
Category: History
Page: 296
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A collection of primary sources drawn from medieval and sixteenth-century texts.

The Cambridge World History


Author: Jerry H. Bentley,Sanjay Subrahmanyam,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521192463
Category: History
Page: 512
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Comprehensive account of the intense biological, commercial, and cultural exchanges, and the creation of global connections, between 1400 and 1800.

European Society 1500-1700


Author: Henry Kamen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415090841
Category: History
Page: 333
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'Sweeping majestically through the stressful centuries that gave birth to a new Europe, Henry Kamen matches generalization with vivid detail in a masterly fashion.' - "Times Educational Supplement

The Ottoman Empire 1450-1700


Author: Andrina Stiles
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340569993
Category: Turkey
Page: 169
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This text covers the events in the Ottoman Empire from the fall of Constantinople to the decline of the Ottoman's power, taking a thematic approach. It examines the social and economic conditions behind the empire's expansion during the 15th and 16th centuries, focusing in particular on the achievements of Mehmet the Conqueror and Suleiman the Magnificent. Using contemporary sources, it considers both the European view of the empire and the impact of Europe on the Ottoman world.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine


Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199546495
Category: History
Page: 672
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In three sections, the Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine celebrates the richness and variety of medical history around the world. It explore medical developments and trends in writing history according to period, place, and theme.

The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Peter Marshall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578886
Category: Religion
Page: 168
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The Reformation transformed Europe, and left an indelible mark on the modern world. It began as an argument about what Christians needed to do to be saved, but rapidly engulfed society in a series of fundamental changes. This Very Short Introduction provides a lively and up-to-date guide to the process. It explains doctrinal debates in a clear and non-technical way, but is equally concerned to demonstrate the effects the Reformation had on politics, society, art, and minorities. Peter Marshall argues that the Reformation was not a solely European phenomenon, but that varieties of faith exported from Europe transformed Christianity into a truly world religion. The complex legacy of the Reformation is also assessed; its religious fervour produced remarkable stories of sanctity and heroism, and some extraordinary artistic achievements, but violence, holy war, and martyrdom were equally its products. A paradox of the Reformation - that it intensified intolerance while establishing pluralism - is one we still wrestle with today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-century Philosophy


Author: Daniel Garber,Michael Ayers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521537209
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1616
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Annotation. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy offers a uniquely comprehensive and authoritative overview of early-modern philosophy written by an international team of specialists. As with previous Cambridge Histories of Philosophy the subject is treated by topic and theme, and since history does not come packaged in neat bundles, the subject is also treated with great temporal flexibility, incorporating frequent reference to medieval and Renaissance ideas. The basic structure of the volumes corresponds to the way an educated seventeenth-century European might have organised the domain of philosophy. Thus, the history of science, religious doctrine, and politics feature very prominently.

Europe at Home

Family and Material Culture, 1500-1800
Author: Raffaella Sarti,Allan Cameron
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300102598
Category: History
Page: 324
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In this fascinating guide to European homes, families, and possessions of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, Raffaella Sarti invites us to return to earlier times and observe the daily lives of masters and servants, parents and children, husbands and wives. 'This vivid book takes readers through the daily life of European families at every economic level over three centuries ... This book, with its clear writing and wealth of arresting details, will fascinate and beguile the general reader.' Atlantic Monthly 'The most fascinating work I have read this year.' Eric Hobsbawn, BBC History Magazine 'Sarti deals with a subject of widespread curiosity: how people actually lived in the past. Hers is a wonderful book, tackling questions about housing, furnishings, food, dining, and clothes, and providing one fascinating discussion after another.' David Kertzer, Brown University 'Like a miracle, Raffaella Sarti brings our European ancestors to life.' Jaques le Goff Raffaella Sarti teaches early modern history at the University of Urbino, Italy, and is associate member of the Centre de Recherches Historiques of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.