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Power and Religion in Baroque Rome

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Book Series: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History ISBN: 9789004148932 9789047417958 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627422 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100623
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This study analyzes the ways in which a variety of cultural manifestations were the necessary preconditions for (religious) policy and power in the Rome of Urban VIII (1623-1644). Precisely their interaction created what we now call ‘Baroque Culture’.

Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany

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Book Series: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions ISBN: 9789004160934 9789047420552 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100641
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Using the example of Eichstätt, this book challenges current witchcraft historiography by arguing that the gender of the witch-suspect was a product of the interrogation process and that the stable communities affected by persecution did not collude in its escalation.

The Cultural Net

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ISBN: 9783110601732 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.1515/9783110536638 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 246603
Subject: Arts in general
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I developed the basic theoretical approach here outlined, which consists in a network theory of cultural (specifically literary) production. The main area of exemplification for the theoretical assumptions, early modern European drama, was chosen to accord with one of my primary fields of expertise. Over the years during which I was able to devote myself to this project—for which we created the name “DramaNet”—I profited enormously from working with the members of my team, who introduced me to ramifications of the questions pertaining to the field of exemplification previously unknown to me. The present book will refer to their publications wherever this is indicated according to standards of scholarly ethics; in order to provide some orientation, I will briefly characterize the thematic and methodological frames of the various more specialized studies resulting from the research team’s endeavors in the last section of the chapter “Outline of the Argument”.

Papier im mittelalterlichen Europa. Herstellung und Gebrauch

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISBN: 9783110371413 9783110412987 Year: Volume: 7 Pages: vi, 330 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371413 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Researchers view the switch from parchment to paper as an essential condition for the rapid rise in literacy in Europe during the Late Middle Ages. The first part of this volume focuses on medieval paper production in the mill districts in Northern Italy, Southwestern Germany, and Belgium. The second part examines the displacement of parchment by paper in administration and in book culture.

Wirtschafts- und Rechnungsbücher des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit - Formen und Methoden der Rechnungslegung: Städte, Klöster und Kaufleute

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ISBN: 9783863952013 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-825 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
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Wirtschafts- und Rechnungsbücher bieten mehrdimensionale Zugänge und erfordern multidisziplinäre Annäherungen. Dass sie weit mehr sind als Einnahmen- und Ausgabeverzeichnisse zeigen die hier vorliegenden 17 Beiträge mit Beispielen von Lübeck bis Lyon. Sie vereinen die Ergebnisse eines Workshops, der diese Gattung serieller Quellen von Seiten der Geschichtswissenschaft und der Historischen Sprachforschung, der Editions- und Medienwissenschaft sowie der historischen Wirtschafts- und Betriebswirtschaftswissenschaft in den Blick genommen hat.

Hungerkrisen - Genese und Bewältigung von Hunger in ausgewählten Territorien Nordwestdeutschlands 1690-1750

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ISBN: 9783863952907 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2016-994 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Biology
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For the people in the Early Modern Age, famines were regularly recurring phenomena. So not less than eight of these crises happened in the areas of Lower Saxony between 1690 and 1750, which had a lasting impact on various aspects of life for the contemporaries. Therefore topics of different historical subdisciplines like economic, social, cultural and environmental history are dealt with in this dissertation. Thus, this thesis aims to bridge the gap between climatically and socially determined patterns of hunger. With the help of the concept of vulnerability it is shown that hunger crises can neither be ascribed to natural processes nor human operations exclusively. In fact they were the outcome of a chain of human-nature-interactions and were perceived as such by the contemporaries. A further emphasis of this book is put on the examination of contemporary coping strategies. The hereby worked out explanatory and interpretive models proved to be determining how the contemporaries tried to cope with hunger on a personal and joint level. Regarding the latter it is shown that famines played a decisive role in the consolidation of leadership in the Early Modern Age. Because of their regular recurrence they worked as focal points of the negotiation of sovereignity between authorities and subjects more than any other crisis situation in this process.

Kindbettgeschenke - Untersuchungen zu Ursprung, Form und Funktion von kunstgewerblichen Objekten als Gaben an die Mutter nach der Geburt

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ISBN: 9783863952549 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2016-949 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Arts in general
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The term childbed presents is understood to mean gifts that were presented to the mothers of new-born babies in childbed. Presents for the new mother given for example during visits by relatives, friends and neighbours, initially consisted of food and drink. Later they could also include applied art objects. The custom of presenting childbed presents has a long tradition and still partially continues until today. In the present study, applied art objects which can be identified as childbed presents are analyzed and discussed in relation to their art historical development from the early modern period to the early 19th century. In regard to their cultural and historical context, questions about the form, content and function of these gifts will be investigated. In doing so a special field of early modern art and culture becomes accessible for the first time.

The Jesuit Mission to New France

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Book Series: Studies in the History of Christian Traditions ISBN: 9789004192850 9789004209657 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100646
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A new interpretation of the Jesuit mission to New France is here proposed by using, for comparison and contrast, the earlier Jesuit experience in Japan. In order to present revisionist perspectives of the Jesuit missions based on a broader international framework beyond North America, the existing historical paradigms of the Jesuit missionary activity to Amerindians based on the limited regional history of New France are re-examined.

Chapter: '‘Rapt Up with Joy’: Children’s Emotional Responses to Death in Early Modern England' from book: Death, Emotion and Childhood in Premodern Europe (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood ISBN: 9781137571984 9781137571991 Year: Pages: 20 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57199-1_5 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Psychology --- History
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Valuable scholarship has been produced on parents’ responses to the deaths of children in early modern England, but the emotional experiences of the young themselves have rarely been explored. This chapter seeks to rectify this deficiency by viewing death through the child’s eyes. Taking advantage of recent insights from the history of emotions, Newton argues that dying children expressed diverse and conflicting passions, from fear to ecstasy. The underlying question is to what extent children’s experiences differed from those of adults. While the range of emotions was similar, the preoccupations of children differed; these included a concern about surviving siblings, and a more vivid imagination of heaven. Through highlighting such distinctions, we come closer to what it was like to be an early modern child.

CHAPTER 5 ‘Rapt Up with Joy’: (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood ISBN: 9781137571991 Year: Pages: 21 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Wellcome Trust
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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This chapter takes advantage of recent insights from the history of&#xD;emotions to offer a fresh perspective on children’s emotional responses to&#xD;death. Drawing on a range of printed and archival sources, it argues that&#xD;children expressed diverse and conflicting emotions, from fear and anxiety,&#xD;to excitement and ecstasy. In contrast to Houlbrooke and Stannard, I&#xD;have found that children’s responses seem to have changed little over the&#xD;early modern period. This continuity is largely due to the endurance of&#xD;the Christian doctrine of salvation, with its hauntingly divergent fates of&#xD;heaven and hell.

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