New Horizons for Early Modern European Scholarship

New Horizons for Early Modern European Scholarship
Author: Ann Blair,Nicholas Popper
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 1421440938
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Horizons for Early Modern European Scholarship Book Excerpt:

"This edited collection assembles a set of essays investigating the past, present, and future historiography of scholars who write about the cultural and intellectual history of early modern Europe. Contributors examine how scholars in recent decades have broken down traditional boundaries imposed on this period by exploring shifting conceptions of periodization, geography, genre, and evidence"--

New Horizons for Early Modern European Scholarship

New Horizons for Early Modern European Scholarship
Author: Ann Blair,Nicholas Popper
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 1421440946
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contributors: Alexander Bevilacqua, Ann Blair, Daniela Bleichmar, William J. Bulman, Frederic Clark, Anthony Grafton, Jill Kraye, Yuen-Gen Liang, Elizabeth McCahill, Nicholas Popper, Amanda Wunder

A Philosopher at the Crossroads

A Philosopher at the Crossroads
Author: Amos Edelheit
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2022-03-16
ISBN: 9004509461
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Philosopher at the Crossroads Book Excerpt:

This book offers a fresh account of one of the remarkable figures in the Renaissance, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494), by focusing on a neglected aspect of his work; his reading of scholasticism and its reception in the fifteenth century.

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

The Cambridge History of Judaism  Volume 7  The Early Modern World  1500   1815
Author: Jonathan Karp,Adam Sutcliffe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 110813906X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Judaism Volume 7 The Early Modern World 1500 1815 Book Excerpt:

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 Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe

The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe
Author: Catherine Richardson,Tara Hamling,David Gaimster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1317042840
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe marks the arrival of early modern material culture studies as a vibrant, fully-established field of multi-disciplinary research. The volume provides a rounded, accessible collection of work on the nature and significance of materiality in early modern Europe – a term that embraces a vast range of objects as well as addressing a wide variety of human interactions with their physical environments. This stimulating view of materiality is distinctive in asking questions about the whole material world as a context for lived experience, and the book considers material interactions at all social levels. There are 27 chapters by leading experts as well as 13 feature object studies to highlight specific items that have survived from this period (defined broadly as c.1500–c.1800). These contributions explore the things people acquired, owned, treasured, displayed and discarded, the spaces in which people used and thought about things, the social relationships which cluster around goods – between producers, vendors and consumers of various kinds – and the way knowledge travels around those circuits of connection. The content also engages with wider issues such as the relationship between public and private life, the changing connections between the sacred and the profane, or the effects of gender and social status upon lived experience. Constructed as an accessible, wide-ranging guide to research practice, the book describes and represents the methods which have been developed within various disciplines for analysing pre-modern material culture. It comprises four sections which open up the approaches of various disciplines to non-specialists: ‘Definitions, disciplines, new directions’, ‘Contexts and categories’, ‘Object studies’ and ‘Material culture in action’. This volume addresses the need for sustained, coherent comment on the state, breadth and potential of this lively new field, including the work of historians, art historians, museum curators, archaeologists, social scientists and literary scholars. It consolidates and communicates recent developments and considers how we might take forward a multi-disciplinary research agenda for the study of material culture in periods before the mass production of goods.

New Horizons in Spanish Colonial Law

New Horizons in Spanish Colonial Law
Author: Thomas Duve,Heikki Pihlajamäki
Publsiher: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 3944773020
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Horizons in Spanish Colonial Law Book Excerpt:

http://dx.doi.org/10.12946/gplh3 http://www.epubli.de/shop/buch/48746 "Spanish colonial law, derecho indiano, has since the early 20th century been a vigorous subdiscipline of legal history. One of great figures in the field, the Argentinian legal historian Víctor Tau Anzoátegui, published in 1997 his Nuevos horizontes en el estudio histórico del derecho indiano. The book, in which Tau addressed seminal methodological questions setting tone for the discipline’s future orientation, proved to be the starting point for an important renewal of the discipline. Tau drew on the writings of legal historians, such as Paolo Grossi, Antonio Manuel Hespanha, and Bartolomé Clavero. Tau emphasized the development of legal history in connection to what he called “the posture superseding rational and statutory state law.” The following features of normativity were now in need of increasing scholarly attention: the autonomy of different levels of social organization, the different modes of normative creativity, the many different notions of law and justice, the position of the jurist as an artifact of law, and the casuistic character of the legal decisions. Moreover, Tau highlighted certain areas of Spanish colonial law that he thought deserved more attention than they had hitherto received. One of these was the history of the learned jurist: the letrado was to be seen in his social, political, economic, and bureaucratic context. The Argentinian legal historian called for more scholarly works on book history, and he thought that provincial and local histories of Spanish colonial law had been studied too little. Within the field of historical science as a whole, these ideas may not have been revolutionary, but they contributed in an important way to bringing the study of Spanish colonial law up-to-date. It is beyond doubt that Tau’s programmatic visions have been largely fulfilled in the past two decades. Equally manifest is, however, that new challenges to legal history and Spanish colonial law have emerged. The challenges of globalization are felt both in the historical and legal sciences, and not the least in the field of legal history. They have also brought major topics (back) on to the scene, such as the importance of religious normativity within the normative setting of societies. These challenges have made scholars aware of the necessity to reconstruct the circulation of ideas, juridical practices, and researchers are becoming more attentive to the intense cultural translation involved in the movement of legal ideas and institutions from one context to another. Not least, the growing consciousness and strong claims to reconsider colonial history from the premises of postcolonial scholarship expose the discipline to an unseen necessity of reconsidering its very foundational concepts. What concept of law do we need for our historical studies when considering multi-normative settings? How do we define the spatial dimension of our work? How do we analyze the entanglements in legal history? Until recently, Spanish colonial law attracted little interest from non-Hispanic scholars, and its results were not seen within a larger global context. In this respect, Spanish colonial law was hardly different from research done on legal history of the European continent or common law. Spanish colonial law has, however, recently become a topic of interest beyond the Hispanic world. The field is now increasingly seen in the context of “global legal history,” while the old and the new research results are often put into a comparative context of both European law of the early Modern Period and other colonial legal orders. In this volume, scholars from different parts of the Western world approach Spanish colonial law from the new perspectives of contemporary legal historical research."

Music in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Music in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Author: Iain Fenlon,Fellow of King's College Cambridge Lecturer in Music Iain Fenlon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 1981-05-29
ISBN: 9780521233286
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

This volume consists of original papers first read at King's College, Cambridge, in 1979 at an international conference on medieval and Renaissance music. The contributors are distinguished in a wide variety of musicological interests but all are concerned in one way or another with pursuing the most urgent and promising directions for research in early music history. The result, far from being merely a further collection of essays applying well-tried approaches to familiar material, constantly seeks to expand the scope of musicology itself, and many of the contributions arc inter-disciplinary in method. The four main topics of the conference were carefully chosen, with some editorial control exercised for each session. This is reflected in four sections of closely related papers in the book. Two of these are concerned with the patronage of music: by the Church in fifteenth-century England, Italy and France, and in a broader context in Italy from 1450 to 1550. A group of essays on sixteenth-century instrumental music separates these, and the book concludes with five papers on theories of filiation as applied to music sources from the tenth to the sixteenth century.

A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture

A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Finbarr Barry Flood,Gulru Necipoglu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1448
Release: 2017-06-16
ISBN: 1119068576
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

The two-volume Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture bridges the gap between monograph and survey text by providing a new level of access and interpretation to Islamic art. The more than 50 newly commissioned essays revisit canonical topics, and include original approaches and scholarship on neglected aspects of the field. This two-volume Companion showcases more than 50 specially commissioned essays and an introduction that survey Islamic art and architecture in all its traditional grandeur Essays are organized according to a new chronological-geographical paradigm that remaps the unprecedented expansion of the field and reflects the nuances of major artistic and political developments during the 1400-year span The Companion represents recent developments in the field, and encourages future horizons by commissioning innovative essays that provide fresh perspectives on canonical subjects, such as early Islamic art, sacred spaces, palaces, urbanism, ornament, arts of the book, and the portable arts while introducing others that have been previously neglected, including unexplored geographies and periods, transregional connectivities, talismans and magic, consumption and networks of portability, museums and collecting, and contemporary art worlds; the essays entail strong comparative and historiographic dimensions The volumes are accompanied by a map, and each subsection is preceded by a brief outline of the main cultural and historical developments during the period in question The volumes include periods and regions typically excluded from survey books including modern and contemporary art-architecture; China, Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sicily, the New World (Americas)

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History
Author: Markus D. Dubber,Christopher Tomlins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2018-08-02
ISBN: 0192513133
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History Book Excerpt:

Some of the most exciting and innovative legal scholarship has been driven by historical curiosity. Legal history today comes in a fascinating array of shapes and sizes, from microhistory to global intellectual history. Legal history has expanded beyond traditional parochial boundaries to become increasingly international and comparative in scope and orientation. Drawing on scholarship from around the world, and representing a variety of methodological approaches, areas of expertise, and research agendas, this timely compendium takes stock of legal history and methodology and reflects on the various modes of the historical analysis of law, past, present, and future. Part I explores the relationship between legal history and other disciplinary perspectives including economic, philosophical, comparative, literary, and rhetorical analysis of law. Part II considers various approaches to legal history, including legal history as doctrinal, intellectual, or social history. Part III focuses on the interrelation between legal history and jurisprudence by investigating the role and conception of historical inquiry in various models, schools, and movements of legal thought. Part IV traces the place and pursuit of historical analysis in various legal systems and traditions across time, cultures, and space. Finally, Part V narrows the Handbooks focus to explore several examples of legal history in action, including its use in various legal doctrinal contexts.

Interpreting Early Modern Europe

Interpreting Early Modern Europe
Author: C. Scott Dixon,Beat Kümin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 1000497372
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Early Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

Interpreting Early Modern Europe is a comprehensive collection of essays on the historiography of the early modern period (circa 1450-1800). Concerned with the principles, priorities, theories, and narratives behind the writing of early modern history, the book places particular emphasis on developments in recent scholarship. Each chapter, written by a prominent historian caught up in the debates, is devoted to the varieties of interpretation relating to a specific theme or field considered integral to understanding the age, providing readers with a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at how historians have worked, and still work, within these fields. At one level the emphasis is historiographical, with the essays engaged in a direct dialogue with the influential theories, methods, assumptions, and conclusions in each of the fields. At another level the contributions emphasise the historical dimensions of interpretation, providing readers with surveys of the component parts that make up the modern narratives. Supported by extensive bibliographies, primary materials, and appendices with extracts from key secondary debates, Interpreting Early Modern Europe provides a systematic exploration of how historians have shaped the study of the early modern past. It is essential reading for students of early modern history.

Today Everything is Different

Today Everything is Different
Author: Dirk G. Lange
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1506438229
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Today Everything is Different Book Excerpt:

In Today Everything Is Different Dirk Lange does not fail to deliver the "unexpected" in helping readers gain both a greater understanding of Christian spirituality and a path to it. On this adventure, an adventure of both the mind and heart, the reader will explore the foundational underpinnings of baptism, the impact of prayer in many forms--especially in community--and the insights of giants like Luther and Bonhoeffer. The great beauty of the book, however, is found in the incredibly moving stories Lange shares, including personal stories of the prayer groups and underground church in East Germany prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. In these, we see firsthand evidence of the spiritual power to be discovered as we simply, faithfully, and prayerfully embrace the gift given in baptism; live faithfully in our everyday lives; and respond to God's call as a community to walk arm in arm into the world alongside and for our neighbor.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History 1350 1750

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History  1350 1750
Author: Hamish M. Scott
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199597251
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History 1350 1750 Book Excerpt:

This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of 'early modernity' itself and to survey early modern Europe as an established field of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that 'early modern' is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity. Volume I examines 'Peoples and Place', assessing structural factors such as climate, printing and the revolution in information, social and economic developments, and religion, including chapters on Orthodoxy, Judaism and Islam.

Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History
Author: Darrin M. McMahon,Samuel Moyn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2014-03
ISBN: 0199769230
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History Book Excerpt:

This book is a collection of essays by leading practitioners of modern European intellectual history, reflecting on the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the field. The essays each attempt to assess their respective disciplines, giving an account of their development and theoretical evolution, while also reflecting on current problems, challenges, and possibilities.

Scholarly Self Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University

Scholarly Self Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University
Author: Richard Kirwan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1317059190
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholarly Self Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University Book Excerpt:

A greater fluidity in social relations and hierarchies was experienced across Europe in the early modern period, a consequence of the major political and religious upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. At the same time, the universities of Europe became increasingly orientated towards serving the territorial state, guided by a humanistic approach to learning which stressed its social and political utility. It was in these contexts that the notion of the scholar as a distinct social category gained a foothold and the status of the scholarly group as a social elite was firmly established. University scholars demonstrated a great energy when characterizing themselves socially as learned men. This book investigates the significance and implications of academic self-fashioning throughout Europe in the early modern period. It describes a general and growing deliberation in the fashioning of individual, communal and categorical academic identity in this period. It explores the reasons for this growing self-consciousness among scholars, and the effects of its expression - social and political, desired and real.

The Uses of History in Early Modern England

The Uses of History in Early Modern England
Author: Paulina Kewes
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780873282192
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Florence in the Early Modern World

Florence in the Early Modern World
Author: Nicholas Scott Baker,Brian J. Maxson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN: 042985546X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Florence in the Early Modern World Book Excerpt:

Florence in the Early Modern World offers new perspectives on this important city by exploring the broader global context of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, within which the experience of Florence remains unique. By exploring the city’s relationship to its close and distant neighbours, this collection of interdisciplinary essays reveals the transnational history of Florence. The chapters orient the lenses of the most recent historiographical turns perfected in studies on Venice, Rome, Bologna, Naples, and elsewhere towards Florence. New techniques, such as digital mapping, alongside new comparisons of architectural theory and merchants in Eurasia, provide the latest perspectives about Florence’s cultural and political importance before, during, and after the Renaissance. From Florentine merchants in Egypt and India, through actual and idealized military ambitions in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean, to Tuscan humanists in late medieval England, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume reveal the connections Florence held to early modern cities across the globe. This book steers away from the historical narrative of an insular Renaissance Europe and instead identifies the significance of other global influences. By using Florence as a case study to trace these connections, this volume of essays provides essential reading for students and scholars of early modern cities and the Renaissance.

The Public Library and Late Humanist Scholarship in Early Modern Europe

The Public Library and Late Humanist Scholarship in Early Modern Europe
Author: Paul Neave Nelles
Publsiher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International
Total Pages: 417
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Historiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Institutionalization of Science in Early Modern Europe

The Institutionalization of Science in Early Modern Europe
Author: Mordechai Feingold,Giulia Giannini
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 9004416870
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Institutionalization of Science in Early Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

This volume aims to furnish a broader framework for analyzing the scientific and institutional context that gave rise to scientific academies in Europe, from Italy to England, and from Poland to Portugal.

Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe

Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe
Author: Claire Jowitt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN: 1317063090
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe is an interdisciplinary collection of 24 essays which brings together leading international scholarship on Hakluyt and his work. Best known as editor of The Principal Navigations (1589; expanded 1598-1600), Hakluyt was a key figure in promoting English colonial and commercial expansion in the early modern period. He also translated major European travel texts, championed English settlement in North America, and promoted global trade and exploration via a Northeast and Northwest Passage. His work spanned every area of English activity and aspiration, from Muscovy to America, from Africa to the Near East, and India to China and Japan, providing up-to-date information and establishing an ideological framework for English rivalries with Spain, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands. This volume resituates Hakluyt in the political, economic, and intellectual context of his time. The genre of the travel collection to which he contributed emerged from Continental humanist literary culture. Hakluyt adapted this tradition for nationalistic purposes by locating a purported history of 'English' enterprise that stretched as far back as he could go in recovering antiquarian records. The essays in this collection advance the study of Hakluyt's literary and historical resources, his international connections, and his rhetorical and editorial practice. The volume is divided into 5 sections: 'Hakluyt's Contexts'; 'Early Modern Travel Writing Collections'; 'Editorial Practice'; 'Allegiances and Ideologies: Politics, Religion, Nation'; and 'Hakluyt: Rhetoric and Writing'. The volume concludes with an account of the formation and ethos of the Hakluyt Society, founded in 1846, which has continued his project to edit travel accounts of trade, exploration, and adventure.

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe
Author: Daniel Goffman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2002-04-25
ISBN: 9780521459082
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

This text provides an introduction to the history and institutions of the Ottoman Empire and presents a claim for its inclusion in Europe, as opposed to being apart from it due to its many cultural differences.