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The ‘Renowned Man of Letters’

Tracey A. Sowerby

in Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England: The Careers of Sir Richard Morison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584635
eISBN:
9780191723162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584635.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter returns to the theme of Morison's scholarly interests and briefly examines his international reputation as a humanist of some note. The main focus is Morison's collection of books. At ... More


Economic Growth, Human Capital Formation and Consumption in Western Europe Before 1800

Jaime Reis

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Argues that during the early modern period in Europe living standards gradually rose not only because probate inventories reveal that people were acquiring more and better quality durable goods. They ... More


How Readers Read Their Augustines

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines book ownership and reading practices of individual readers of Augustine in sixteenth-century Europe. Case studies of private libraries in England and monastic collections in ... More


Lay Suffering and Solace

Ronald K. Rittgers

in The Reformation of Suffering: Pastoral Theology and Lay Piety in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795086
eISBN:
9780199950171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795086.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter surveys recent literature on lay religiosity in the early modern period, noting how it emphasizes resistance to these attempts, especially in the countryside. The chapter confirms that ... More


Later Evangelical Consolation Literature II

Ronald K. Rittgers

in The Reformation of Suffering: Pastoral Theology and Lay Piety in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795086
eISBN:
9780199950171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795086.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the sources for the consolation literature of the later Lutheran Reformation. It shows how consolers continued to draw on Scripture as their main source but also how they looked ... More


Books

Renata Ago

in Gusto for Things: A History of Objects in Seventeenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010571
eISBN:
9780226008387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226008387.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the collection of books in seventeenth-century Rome. It explains how men from legal professions usually owned large volumes of books while women rarely owned books. It also ... More


The Clerk

Charles F. Briggs

in Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Disagreements among modern-day literary scholars as to the Clerk’s status and character—is he gentle or common, lay or clerical, admirable for his proficiency and moral virtue or open to criticism ... More


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