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What Happened to the Standard of Living Before the Industrial Revolution? New Evidence from the Western Part of the Netherlands

Jan Luiten van Zanden

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:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Presents improved estimates of the cost of living and the real wages of labourers in the western part of the Netherlands. The results show that even in this relatively dynamic economy there was a ... More


Introduction

Gerhard Bowering

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter begins with a historical perspective of the Islamic world. Islam has grown consistently throughout history, expanding into new neighboring territories without ever ... More


Other Petrarchs in Early Modern England

Michael Wyatt

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the traces of Petrarchism in England during the early modern period. It discusses Roger Ascham's attack on Petrarch, Elizabeth Tudor's translation of the first ninety lines of ... More


Merchant Capitalism and the Great Transition

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter sets out the stakes of the book's argument, situating the English East India Company with respect to some of the larger processes of transition and change in the early modern period and ... More


Conclusion

CHARLOTTE WOODFORD

in Nuns as Historians in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256716
eISBN:
9780191719691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256716.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. The study has shown how widespread the writing of history was in German convents in the early modern period. Moreover, it has demonstrated that, while ... More


Portuguese Nation and Spanish Empire in the Sixteenth Century

Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

in A Nation upon the Ocean Sea: Portugal’s Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1640

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195175691
eISBN:
9780199872060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175691.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter shows how the transition into the early modern period for the Portuguese was carried by a process of overseas extension—into the Atlantic basin and then into the Indian Ocean and seas of ... More


Resurrection: Dismembering Machaut

Elizabeth Eva Leach

in Guillaume de Machaut: Secretary, Poet, Musician

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449338
eISBN:
9781501704864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449338.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter sketches the historiography of Machaut's rediscovery in the modern period, with the intent of positioning his oeuvre within the frameworks of each discipline's historically contingent ... More


Introduction

JONATHAN I. ISRAEL

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198219286
eISBN:
9780191678332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The early modern period in the context of Jewish history is often regarded by several authors as an extension of the Middle Ages, without considering that this may comprise an entirely new era in ... More


Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Justin E. H. Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

People have always been xenophobic, but an explicit philosophical and scientific view of human racial difference only began to emerge during the modern period. Why and how did this happen? Surveying ... More


Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History

Indira Ghose

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076923
eISBN:
9781781700983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines laughter in the Shakespearean theatre, in the context of a cultural history of early modern laughter, and looks at various strands of the early modern discourse on laughter, ... More


War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Simon Barker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627653
eISBN:
9780748652228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627653.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This study explores the way that warfare is represented in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. It contrasts the Tudor and Stuart prose that called for the establishment of a standing ... More


Epilogue

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book has brought to the fore some of the complexities and the beauties of the culture of letter-writing in the pre-modern Islamic period, and in focusing on the account of the secretary and his ... More


The Civility of Speech and Writing

Anna Bryson

in From Courtesy to Civility: Changing Codes of Conduct in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217657
eISBN:
9780191678264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217657.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The civility of language in no sense constitutes a separate code. Basic rules of voice control and vocabulary are part and parcel of elementary bodily controls and techniques, forms and formulae of ... More


Divided Gaels: Gaelic Cultural Identities in Scotland and Ireland 1200-1650

Wilson McLeod

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247226
eISBN:
9780191714610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247226.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book challenges the familiar view that Gaelic Scotland and Gaelic Ireland formed a cultural unit during the late middle ages and early modern period. Many commentators have emphasized the strong ... More


Not Empty Silence: The Age of Dissimulation

Jon R. Snyder

in Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228191
eISBN:
9780520944442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228191.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have been called “the age of dissimulation” in Europe. Dissimulation played a role in the establishment of the early modern culture of secrecy that stirred the ... More


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

Ronald K. Rittgers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795086
eISBN:
9780199950171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Protestant reformers sought to effect a radical change in the way their contemporaries understood and coped with the suffering of body and soul that were so prominent in the early modern period. The ... More


The Adoption of Modern Methods

Robert C. Allen

in Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282969
eISBN:
9780191684425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses an assessment of open and enclosed farmers through a comparison of how rapidly they adopted the package of improvements that helped raise productivity during the early modern ... More


Introduction

Susanna Berger

in The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172279
eISBN:
9781400885121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172279.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to introduce visual counterparts to the textual strategies of selection, encapsulation, and recombination employed by Aristotelian and ... More


Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Wayne E. Lee (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The early modern period (c. 1500–1800) of world history is characterized by the establishment and aggressive expansion of European empires, and warfare between imperial powers and indigenous peoples ... More


The Early Modern Problem of Violence

in Discourse and Knowledge: The Making of Enlightenment Sociology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238058
eISBN:
9781846312960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238058.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents a historical overview of the problem of violence and its perception and collective definition in the early modern period. This problem is considered in the contexts of ... More


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