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Epilogue

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The book concludes by stressing that epidemics do not necessarily lead to transcendental religiosity and weakening of states. Italy's most feared plague of the sixteenth century (1575–8) had the ... More


Land, People, and Global Context

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the climate and geography of the lands that became the Russian empire, focusing on successive vegetation zones from the tundra and taiga of the north towards the more fertile ... More


The State Wields its Power

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the areas in which the state wielded its power, asserting authority across the realm to accomplish tasks essential to imperial control: taxation, mobilization of human and ... More


Years of Crisis

Carolyn James

in A Renaissance Marriage: The Political and Personal Alliance of Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga, 1490-1519

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199681211
eISBN:
9780191761195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681211.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

The advent of the Italian Wars (1494–1559) coincided with a devastating epidemic, initially dubbed the mal francese by Italians, because it was thought to have been brought to the peninsula with ... More


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