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The Book The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century
The Author Geoffrey Parker
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2005-08-12
Genre History
Pages 320
ISBN 9781134709359
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: One of the most fierce and wide-ranging debates in historical circles during the last twenty years has concerned the theory that throughout Europe, the seventeenth century was a period of crisis so pervasive, significant and intense that it could be labelled a 'General Crisis'. A number of articles stimulated by the debate were collected and published in a book entitled Crisis in Europe, edited by Trevor Aston. This volume takes the still acrimonious debate up to the present day. The editors have collected together ten important subsequent essays concerning the social, economic and political crises which affected not only Europe but also Asia in the mid-seventeenth century. All the pieces are essential reading for a clear understanding of the period. This new edition of The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century contains fresh research, new perspectives and completely updated bibliographies and index.

The Book Studies in seventeenth century imagery
The Author Mario Praz
The Publisher Ed. di Storia e Letteratura
Release Date2001
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 607
ISBN 8887114870
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Seventeenth century Art and Architecture
The Author Ann Sutherland Harris
The Publisher Laurence King Publishing
Release Date2005
Genre Architecture
Pages 426
ISBN 1856694151
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Encompassing the socio-political, cultural background of the period, this book takes a fresh look at the careers ofthe Baroque Masters and many lesser-known artists. The book focuses on art from Italy, Flanders, Spain, France, the Dutch Republic and England.

The Book Seventeenth century Oxford
The Author Nicholas Tyacke
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date1997
Genre History
Pages 1008
ISBN 0199510148
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Volume IV of the magisterial History of the University of Oxford covers the seventeenth century, a period when both institutionally and intellectually the University was expanding. Oxford and its University, moreover, had a major role to play in the tumultuous religious and political events of the century: the Civil War, the Commonwealth, the Restoration. In this volume, leading experts in several fields combine to present a comprehensive and authoritative analysis and overview of the rich pattern of intellectual, political, and cultural life in seventeenth-century Oxford.

The Book Women s Worlds in Seventeenth Century England
The Author Patricia Crawford
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2005-06-20
Genre History
Pages 336
ISBN 9781134730902
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Womens Worlds in England presents a unique collection of source materials on womens lives in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. The book introduces a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, the book explores women's: * experiences of work, sex, marriage and motherhood * beliefs and spirituality * political activities * relationships * mental worlds. In a time when few women could write, this book reveals the multitude of ways in which their voices have left traces in the written record, and deepens our understanding of womens lives in the past.

The Book Scepticism and Irreligion in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Author Richard Henry Popkin
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date1993
Genre Religion
Pages 374
ISBN 9004095969
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This volume seeks to clarify and understand the challenges made to both the framework of thinking about God and religion in the 17th and 18th centuries and to the intellectual systems that had supported religious thinking earlier. Ample attention is given to early-modern interpretations of ancient Pyrrhonism and to biblical criticism.

The Book Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County Virginia
The Author John Bennett Boddie
The Publisher Genealogical Publishing Com
Release Date1973
Genre Travel
Pages 756
ISBN 0806305592
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Chinese Technology in the Seventeenth Century
The Author Yingxing Song
The Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date1997
Genre Technology & Engineering
Pages 372
ISBN 0486295931
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This 1637 classic on the history of traditional Chinese technology, profusely illustrated with 152 original woodcuts, covers agriculture, textiles, mining, metallurgy, chemical engineering, boat-building weapons manufacture, and more. Rich in scientific and historical background, its many annotations round out an impressive survey of technological progress.

The Book Resurrecting Elizabeth I in Seventeenth century England
The Author Elizabeth Hageman
The Publisher Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release Date2007
Genre History
Pages 292
ISBN 0838641156
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Introduced by a brief examination of the anonymous seventeenth-century miniature painting used on the book's jacket and frontispiece, essays in Resurrecting Elizabeth I in Seventeenth-Century England combine literary and cultural analysis to show how and why images of Elizabeth Tudor appeared so widely in the century after her death and how those images were modified as the century progressed. The volume includes work by Steven W. May (on quotations and misquotations of Elizabeth's own words), Alan R. Young (on the Phoenix Queen and her successor, James I), Georgianna Ziegler (on Elizabeth's goddaughter, Elizabeth of Bohemia), Jonathan Baldo (on forgetting Elizabeth in Henry VIII), Lisa Gim (on Anna Maria van Schurman and Anne Bradstreet's visions of Elizabeth as an exemplary woman), and Kim H. Noling (on John Banks' creation of a maternal genealogy for English Protestantism).

The Book European Art of the Seventeenth Century
The Author Rosa Giorgi
The Publisher Getty Publications
Release Date2008
Genre Art
Pages 383
ISBN 0892369345
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This volume presents the most noteworthy concepts, artists, and cultural centers of the seventeenth century through a close examination of many of its greatest paintings, sculptures, and buildings. The Baroque, rooted in classicism but with a new emphasis on emotionalism and naturalism, was the leading style of the seventeenth century. The movement exhibited both stylistic complexity and great diversity in its subject matter, from large religious works and history paintings to portraits, landscapes, and scenes of everyday life. Masters of the era included Caravaggio, whose innovations in the dramatic uses of light and shadow influenced many of the century's artists, notably Rembrandt; the sculptor, painter, and architect Bernini, with his combination of technical brilliance and expressiveness; and other familiar names such as Rubens, Poussin, Velazquez, and Vermeer. This was the era of absolute monarchs, including Spain's Habsburgs and Louis XIII and IV of France, whose artistic patronage helped furnish their opulent palaces. But a new era of commercialism, in which artists increasingly catered to affluent collectors of the professional and merchant classes, was also flourishing."

The Book Seventeenth Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns
The Author Eric Lund
The Publisher Paulist Press
Release Date2011
Genre Music
Pages 360
ISBN 9780809147298
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A specialist in seventeenth-century Germany piety and devotional writings presents new translations of the prose works and hymnody from the century following the start of the Protestant Reformation

The Book Astrology and the Seventeenth Century Mind
The Author Ann Geneva
The Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date1995
Genre Astrologers
Pages 298
ISBN 0719041546
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Relations Relationships in Seventeenth century French Literature
The Author Jennifer Robin Perlmutter
The Publisher Gunter Narr Verlag
Release Date2006
Genre Families in literature
Pages 341
ISBN 3823362216
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This volume is devoted to the variety of relationships that defined France and ist citizens. Man's connection with God is explored, the travel raelation and the particular hierarchy that exists between a director and a dramatist, respectively. These themes are further addressed in the articles that follow on relationships of authority, Catholics and Protestants, books and Illustrations, literary genres, travel relations, aesthetics and ethics and family relationships.

The Book Politics of Discourse
The Author Kevin Sharpe
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date1987-01-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 361
ISBN 0520060709
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Seventeenth century English Recipe Books
The Author Betty Travitsky
The Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date2008
Genre History
Pages 296
ISBN 0754651959
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The texts reprinted in these two volumes allow readers to reconstruct the history of recipes, both medical and culinary, from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century, and situate that history within the larger scientific and intellectual practices of

The Book Church and Culture in Seventeenth Century France
The Author Henry Phillips
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2002-05-02
Genre History
Pages 348
ISBN 0521892996
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A study of the involvement of the Catholic Church in the cultural life of France in the seventeenth century.

The Book Witch Hunting in Seventeenth Century New England
The Author David D. Hall
The Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date2005-02-04
Genre History
Pages 378
ISBN 0822336138
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Illuminates the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England.

The Book Popular Medicine in Seventeenth century England
The Author Doreen Evenden Nagy
The Publisher Popular Press
Release Date1988-01-01
Genre History
Pages 140
ISBN 0879724366
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This monograph, the first detailed study of seventeenth-century popular medicine, depicts the major role which lay or popular medical practitioners played in the provision of seventeenth-century health care in England.

The Book Hospital Politics in Seventeenth Century France
The Author Dr Tim McHugh
The Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date2013-06-28
Genre History
Pages 202
ISBN 9781409479710
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The seventeenth century witnessed profound reforms in the way French cities administered poor relief and charitable health care. New hospitals were built to confine the able bodied and existing hospitals sheltering the sick poor contracted new medical staff and shifted their focus towards offering more medical services. Whilst these moves have often been regarded as a coherent state led policy, recent scholarship has begun to question this assumption, and pick-up on more localised concerns, and resistance to centrally imposed policies. This book engages with these concerns, to investigate the links between charitable health care, poor relief, religion, national politics and urban social order in seventeenth-century France. In so doing it revises our understanding of the roles played in these issues by the crown and social elites, arguing that central government's social policy was conservative and largely reactive to pressure from local elites. It suggests that Louis XIV's policy regarding the reform of poor relief and the creation of General Hospitals in each town and city, as enshrined in the edict of 1662, was largely driven by the religious concerns of the kingdom's devout and the financial fears of the Parisian elites that their city hospitals were overburdened. Only after the Sun King's reign did central government begin to take a proactive role in administering poor relief and health care, utilizing urban charitable institutions to further its own political goals. By reintegrating the social aspirations of urban elites into the history of French poor relief, this book shows how the key role they played in the reform of hospitals, inspired by a mix of religious, economic and social motivations. It concludes that the state could be a reluctant participant in reform, until pressured into action by assisting elite groups pursuing their own goals.

The Book Music in Seventeenth century Naples
The Author Dinko Fabris
The Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date2007
Genre Music
Pages 310
ISBN 0754637212
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Dinko Fabris draws on newly discovered archival documents to reconstruct the career of Francesco Provenzale (1624-1704) who became the leader of his musical world, despite his relatively small musical output. The book examines Provenzale's surviving works alongside those of his most important Neapolitan contemporaries. Fabris provides both a life and works study of Provenzale and a conspectus of Neapolitan musical life of the seventeenth century.