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Ritual In Early Modern Europe

Author : Edward Muir
ISBN : 0521841534
Genre : History
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The comprehensive 2005 study of rituals in early modern Europe argues that between about 1400 and 1700 a revolution in ritual theory took place that utterly transformed concepts about time, the body, and the presence of spiritual forces in the world. Edward Muir draws on extensive historical research to emphasize the persistence of traditional Christian ritual practices even as educated elites attempted to privilege reason over passion, textual interpretation over ritual action, and moral rectitude over gaining access to supernatural powers. Edward Muir discusses wide ranging themes such as rites of passage, carnivalesque festivity, the rise of manners, Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the alleged anti-Christian rituals of Jews and witches. This edition examines the impact on the European understanding of ritual from the discoveries of new civilizations in the Americas and missionary efforts in China and adds more material about rituals peculiar to women.

Medicine And Society In Early Modern Europe

Author : Mary Lindemann
ISBN : 9780521425926
Genre : History
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Concise and accessible introduction to health and healing in Europe from 1500 to 1800.

Violence In Early Modern Europe 1500 1800

Author : Julius R. Ruff
ISBN : 052159894X
Genre : History
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A survey of violence in western Europe from the Reformation to the French Revolution.

The European Nobility 1400 1800

Author : Jonathan Dewald
ISBN : 052142528X
Genre : History
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An authoritative and accessible survey of the European nobility over four centuries.

Poverty And Deviance In Early Modern Europe

Author : Robert Jütte
ISBN : 0521423228
Genre : History
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An accessible and authoritative account of poverty and deviance during the early modern period.

Transitions To Capitalism In Early Modern Europe

Author : Robert S. Duplessis
ISBN : 0521397731
Genre : Business & Economics
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Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe analyzes the diverse patterns of economic change that transformed agriculture and industry between the end of the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution. Explicitly comparative, it introduces readers to a wealth of factual material, to classic interpretations, and to current debates. In this study Professor DuPlessis also incorporates recent scholarship on the world economy, proto-industry and women's work, and discusses the impact of the new economic order on Europe's working people.

Rituals Of Politics And Culture In Early Modern Europe

Author : Rolf Strøm-Olsen
ISBN : 0772721866
Genre : Civilization, Medieval
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"This volume celebrates the considerable contributions of Edward Muir to the history of Renaissance Italy and early modern Europe. In keeping with Muir's signature interdisciplinary approach to history, the fifteen essays in this volume include contributions on the ritual dimensions of early modern politics, religion, literature, and art and range from the Venetian and Florentine capitals of Renaissance high culture to Germany, Spain, the Low Countries, and China. Janus-faced, like all good historians, the volume looks forward and back, combining distinguished senior scholars and new voices with venerable debates and new fields. In doing so, the collection testifies to the vibrancy, vitality, and significance of early modern studies today and the degree to which Muir's scholarship over the past thirty years has powerfully fueled the field's dynamism."--

Public Life In Renaissance Florence

Author : Richard C. Trexler
ISBN : 0801499798
Genre : History
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Public life - Humanism - Civic humanism - Friendship - Ritual - Alberti - Women in Florence - Family - Everyday life in Florence.

Women And Gender In Early Modern Europe

Author : Merry E. Wiesner
ISBN : 0521778220
Genre : History
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A major new edition of the bestselling volume in New Approaches to European History.

The World Of The Tavern

Author : Beat Kumin
ISBN : 9781351880282
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The subject of drink received a great deal of attention from early modern Europeans. Preachers, physicians, authorities, artists and travellers all addressed it from a range of different perspectives. At the same time, inns, taverns and alehouses served as multifunctional centres in towns and villages throughout Europe. This combination resulted in a wealth of sources, both institutional and cultural, which are only now beginning to be explored. This anthology features new research on public houses in England, Russia and the German lands. In a series of general, thematic and regional studies, contributors engage with broader debates in early modern history, shedding light on such key issues as consumption, travel and communication, state building, confessional identity, fiscal practice, gender and household relations, and the use of public spaces. The result is a volume that should appeal to anybody with an interest in early modern cultural history.

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