Early Modern England 1485-1714

A Narrative History

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Author: Robert Bucholz,Newton Key

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405162759

Category: History

Page: 472

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The second edition of this bestselling narrative history has been revised and expanded to reflect recent scholarship. The book traces the transformation of England during the Tudor-Stuart period, from feudal European state to a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, assuming no prior knowledge of British history Provides student aids such as maps, illustrations, genealogies, and glossary This edition reflects recent scholarship on Henry VIII and the Civil War Extends coverage of the Reformations, the Rump and Barebone's Parliament, Cromwellian settlement of Ireland, and the European, Scottish, and Irish contexts of the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-9 Includes a new section on women’s roles and the historiography of women and gender Accompanied by Sources and Debates in English History, 1485-1714 Click here for more discussion and debate on the authors’ blogspot: http://earlymodernengland.blogspot.com/ [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third-party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third-party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]

Elizabeth I and Her Circle

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Author: Susan Doran

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191033561

Category: History

Page: 416

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This is the story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources - including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, and state papers - Susan Doran provides a vivid and often dramatic account of political life in Elizabethan England and the queen at its centre, offering a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct - and challenging many of the popular myths that have grown up around her. It is a story replete with fascinating questions. What was the true nature of Elizabeth's relationship with her father, Henry VIII, especially after his execution of her mother? How close was she to her half-brother Edward VI - and were relations with her half-sister Mary really as poisonous as is popularly assumed? And what of her relationship with her Stewart cousins, most famously with Mary Queen of Scots, executed on Elizabeth's orders in 1587, but also with Mary's son James VI of Scotland, later to succeed Elizabeth as her chosen successor? Elizabeth's relations with her family were crucial, but just as crucial were her relations with her courtiers and her councillors. Here again, the story raises a host of fascinating questions. Was the queen really sexually jealous of her maids of honour? Did physically attractive male favourties dominate her court? What does her long and intimate relationship with the Earl of Leicester reveal about her character, personality, and attitude to marriage? What can the fall of Essex tell us about Elizabeth's political management in the final years of her reign? And what was the true nature of her personal and political relationship with influential and long-serving councillors such as the Cecils and Sir Francis Walsingham? And how did courtiers and councillors deal with their demanding royal mistress?

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Women, Rank, and Marriage in the British Aristocracy, 1485-2000

An Open Elite?

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Author: K. Schutte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137327804

Category: History

Page: 290

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Through an analysis of the marriage patterns of thousands of aristocratic women as well as an examination of diaries, letters, and memoirs, this book demonstrates that the sense of rank identity as manifested in these women's marriages remained remarkably stable for centuries, until it was finally shattered by the First World War.

Die Freude des Evangeliums

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Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451801507

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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"Ich weiß sehr wohl, dass heute die Dokumente nicht dasselbe Interesse wecken wie zu anderen Zeiten und schnell vergessen werden. Trotzdem betone ich, dass das, was ich hier zu sagen beabsichtige, eine programmatische Bedeutung hat und wichtige Konsequenzen beinhaltet ... Ich wünsche mir eine arme Kirche für die Armen." Papst Franziskus Das vollständige Dokument plus Einführung und Themenschlüssel

Sources and Debates in English History

1485-1714

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Author: Newton Key,Robert Bucholz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405162767

Category: History

Page: 295

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Designed to accompany the survey text Early Modern England: 1485–1714, this updated and expanded Sourcebook brings together an impressive array of Tudor–Stuart documents and illustrations, as well as extensive bibliographies and research and discussion guides. New edition contains 50 new documents, more explanatory text, illustrations, biographical background, and study questions Wide range of documents, from both manuscript and print sources, and from transcripts of private and public life Editorial material introduces students to the critical context; chapter bibliographies and questions allow ready integration into classroom, and research and source analysis assignments. Bibliography of Historians Debates with the latest articles and essays Accompanies the survey text Early Modern England: 1485–1714 Click here for more discussion and debate on the authors blogspot: http://earlymodernengland.blogspot.com/ [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third–party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third–party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]

Anglia

Zeitschrift für englische Philolgie. Beiblatt : mitteilungen über englische Sprache und Literatur und über englischen Unterricht

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

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Heaven Can Wait

Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture

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Author: Diana Walsh Pasulka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190210818

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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After purgatory was officially defined by the Catholic Church in the thirteenth century, its location became a topic of heated debate and philosophical speculation: Was purgatory located on the earth, or within it? Were its fires real or figurative? Diana Walsh Pasulka offers a groundbreaking historical exploration of spatial and material concepts of purgatory, beginning with scholastic theologians William of Auvergne and Thomas Aquinas, who wrote about the location of purgatory and questioned whether its torments were physical or solely spiritual. In the same period, writers of devotional literature located purgatory within the earth, near hell, and even in Ireland. In the early modern era, a counter-movement of theologians downplayed purgatory's spatial dimensions, preferring to depict it in abstract terms--a view strengthened during the French Enlightenment, when references to purgatory as a terrestrial location or a place of real fire were ridiculed by anti-Catholic polemicists and discouraged by the Church. The debate surrounding purgatory's materiality has never ended: even today members of post-millennial ''purgatory apostolates'' maintain that purgatory is an actual, physical place. Heaven Can Wait provides crucial insight into the theological problem of purgatory's materiality (or lack thereof) over the past seven hundred years.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

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Author: Hugh Chisholm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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The Old World Anew

Nostalgia and the Construction of Resistance in the Reign of Henry VIII

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Author: Candace Ingrid Lines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 247

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Art Re-formed

Re-assessing the Impact of the Reformation on the Visual Arts

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Author: Tara Hamling,Richard Lindsey Williams

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 286

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This book fundamentally reassesses traditional understandings of the impact of the Reformation on the visual arts in Britain. It answers the surprising lack of a standard art-historical volume on the subject by bringing together the work of leading authorities in the fields of art history, Reformation history and literary studies, together with ground-breaking research by younger scholars. Combining a range of interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives the book presents a survey of post-Reformation visual imagery in Britain from the period 1550-1640. The book overturns long-held assumptions that the Protestant prohibition of devotional images in churches extended to religious imagery in all contexts, including private houses. It does this by shifting its focus from iconoclasm, to the theme of "re-forming" which examines the many ways in which the visual arts were reshaped and adapted to meet the changing demands of post-Reformation society. Some pre-Reformation images were refashioned or re-contextualised, and traditional religious iconography could be transformed through an interaction with texts or even through the choice of materials. This theme is examined in the book through case-studies drawn from a wide range of media; from prints and paintings to plasterwork and the ephemera of funeral pageantry. The significance of the location of imagery is also emphasised through examples drawn from the formal spaces of churches or a town hall to the private spaces of private houses belonging to courtiers and non-elite members of society. Developments in Britain are related to the wider European context with chapters on the impact of the Reformation on visual representation in Germany and Poland. What emerges from this is a radically different conception of the impact of the Reformation as not simply and exclusively destructive but also as a dynamic and creative process of cultural transformation. The volume includes a wealth of illustrations, many in colour, of little-known or understudied material from Britain and Northern Europe. It cuts across traditional boundaries made between 'fine' arts and 'decorative' arts, and between objects created for the court elite and those further down the social scale. The book not only provides a fundamental source of reference for art-historians and scholars of the Reformation, it opens up new areas of enquiry for the future. "I believe this book will become a fundamental source of reference for historians and art historians alike. It comprehensively overturns the orthodoxy that religious imagery had no place in English culture from the latter part of the sixteenth century onwards. The book is also of great significance for the ways in which it places developments in England in a European context, with important contributions on the impact of the Reformation on modes of representation in Germany and Poland. Its importance is further demonstrated by the ways in which it offers a series of stimulating reflections on post-Reformation representation in a variety of media, ranging from plasterwork to funeral pageantry, and addresses issues of imagery in relation to text as well as to particular locations. It both effectively surveys the period from 1550 to 1640 and opens up new areas of enquiry for the future." Dr Susan Foister, National Gallery, London "Art-Reformed is a well-conceived and timely collection containing essays by some of the leading figures in art history, literature and history. A work that rethinks our understanding of art and the production of images in the sixteenth century has been necessary for many years and Tara Hamling and Richard Williams' excellent book finally provides us with this. Until now it has been possible to argue that the Reformation brought in its wake a suspicion of images that led to the development of portrait painting as the only way of producing art works. Art-Reformed explodes this reductive myth, showing how images were redeployed and re-used, how popular images proliferated after the Reformation, and how art in public spaces differed from that in domestic interiors. Every scholar working on the sixteenth century ought to read this collection, not just art historians, as it shows how hesitantly and tentatively the Reformation advanced, and how a historically nuanced and informed reading of images transforms our understanding of the culture of the period. Art-Reformed is not simply a fine collection of essays, it conveys all the excitement that pioneering scholarship should provide." Professor Andrew Hadfield, Head of Department, English Department and Director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies, The University of Sussex "This book fills a crucial gap in relating religious reform to the visual arts in early modern Britain. It engages with the enduring assumption that in Calvinist Europe the old religious subject matter of painting and the visual arts was proscribed, and that the second generation of reformers in Britain embraced an 'iconophobia' in which images connected with religion were generally avoided and repudiated. The editors have assembled an excellent team of contributors, including some of the foremost established authorities in the field, such as Margaret Aston and Karen Hearn, and younger scholars with important things to say, such as Tara Hamling and Helen Pierce. This is perhaps the most important conclusion to emerge from an excellent collection of essays which will have a considerable impact on the fields of art history and Reformation studies." Dr Richard Cust, Reader in Early Modern History, Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies, University of Birmingham

The Encyclopædia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

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Author: Hugh Chisholm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Public Management: Old and New

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Author: Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.,Sydney Stein Jr Professor of Public Management School of Social Service Administration and Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies Laurence E Lynn, Jr. JR.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134445598

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Offering much more than a purely theoretical or retrospective view of public management, this exciting text is an invaluable new addition to the field of public management. Putting the American model in perspective, it establishes the historical, theoretical, analytical, practical and future foundations for the comparative study of public management. Taking a boldly integrative approach, Laurence E. Lynn Jr. combines topics of best practice, performance, accountability and rule of law to provide a much-needed umbrella view of the topic. Well-written and illustrated with case study examples, this is one of the most exciting books on public management available today. As such it is an essential read for every student of public management, administration and public policy.

Die Schwester der Königin

Roman

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Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841204171

Category: Fiction

Page: 692

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Mary Boleyn, die vierzehnjährige Geliebte Henry VIII., ist nur ein Spielball in den Machtplänen ihrer Familie. Und weder Korruption noch Ehebruch oder Mord können den Aufstieg der neuen Favoritin, ihrer Schwester Anne, aufhalten. Doch das Allerwichtigste für den König ist ein Thronfolger... "Ein Kronjuwel von Geschichtsroman." Gala. "Die fesselnde Geschichte einer Renaissance-Familie, die dazu bestimmt ist, so hoch aufzusteigen, wie sie kann, koste es, was es wolle." Kirkus Review.