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Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France: Currency, Culture, and the State

Jotham Parsons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451591
eISBN:
9780801454981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451591.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Coinage and currency—abstract and socially created units of value and power—were basic to early modern society. By controlling money, the people sought to understand and control their complex, ... More


Introduction

in Less Rightly Said: Scandals and Readers in Sixteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762922
eISBN:
9780804773546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762922.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the main topics of the book and provides background on the literature of vituperation and early modern scandals. Verbal violence can appeal to readers in printed books. The ... More


An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Tom Conley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book studies how topography, the art of describing local space and place, developed literary and visual form in early modern France. Arguing for a “new poetics of space” ranging throughout ... More


Reason of State(s) and Reasons of Church: The Case of Honoré Fabri

Stefania Tutino

in Uncertainty in Post-Reformation Catholicism: A History of Probabilism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190694098
eISBN:
9780190694128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694098.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses the case of the French Jesuit natural philosopher and moral theologian Honoré Fabri as a lens through which we can analyze the polemical, political, ecclesiological, and theological ... More


Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Neil Kenny

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In what tense should we refer to the dead? The question has long been asked, from Cicero to Julian Barnes. Answering it is partly a matter of grammar and stylistic convention. But the hesitation, ... More


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