Europe in the Sixteenth Century

Author: H.G. Koenigsberger,George L. Mosse,G.Q. Bowler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875869

Category: History

Page: 560

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This bestselling, seminal book - a general survey of Europe in the era of `Rennaisance and Reformation' - was originally published in Denys Hay's famous Series, `A General History of Europe'. It looks at sixteenth-century Europe as a complex but interconnected whole, rather than as a mosaic of separate states. The authors explore its different aspects through the various political structures of the age - empires, monarchies, city-republics - and how they functioned and related to one another. A strength of the book remains the space it devotes to the growing importance of town-life in the sixteenth century, and to the economic background of political change.

Money in Sixteenth-century Florence

Author: Carlo M. Cipolla,Professor Carlo M Cipolla

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520062221

Category: History

Page: 169

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"The clarification of the monetary system will be of absolutely essential use to all historians who work on Florence during the later Renaissance, including historians of art, literature, and music."--Richard A. Goldthwaite, Johns Hopkins University

Japanese Travellers in Sixteenth-Century Europe

A Dialogue Concerning the Mission of the Japanese Ambassadors to the Roman Curia (1590)

Author: Derek Massarella

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140947223X

Category: History

Page: 504

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In 1582 Alessandro Valignano, the Visitor to the Jesuit mission in the East Indies, sent four Japanese boys to Europe. Until the arrival of the embassy in Europe, the Euro-Japanese encounter had been almost exclusively one way: Europeans going to Japan. This book is an account of their travels, their long journeys out and back, and the 20 months in Europe being received by popes and kings. It was published in Macao in 1590 with the title De Missione Legatorvm Iaponensium ad Romanum curiam. The present edition is the first complete version of this rich, complex and impressive work to appear in English, and is accompanied with maps and illustrations of the mission, and an introduction discussing its context and the subsequent reception of the book.

Routledge Library Editions: The Arab Nation

Author: Various,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136255699

Category: Social Science

Page: 1896

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This set re-issues 4 volumes originally published between 1985 and 1991. They Examine the historical process of social formation that gave rise to the communal consciousness of the Arab nation and determined its sense of identity Present detailed analysis of resources in the Arab world, including population, employment, oil and water supplies Discuss dimensions of Afro-Arab co-operation and the future of Afro-Arab Relations Analyse the relations between state and society in the Arab World.

Before the Industrial Revolution

European Society and Economy 1000-1700

Author: Carlo M. Cipolla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113487748X

Category: History

Page: 352

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Coronado Expedition

From the Distance of 460 Years

Author: Richard Flint,Shirley Cushing Flint

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826329772

Category: History

Page: 352

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In 1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, the governor of Nueva Galicia in western Mexico, led an expedition of reconnaissance and expansion to a place called Cíbola, far to the north in what is now New Mexico. The essays collected in this book bring multidisciplinary expertise to the study of that expedition. Although scholars have been examining the Coronado expedition for over 460 years, it left a rich documentary record that still offers myriad research opportunities from a variety of approaches. Volume contributors are from a range of disciplines including history, archaeology, Latin American studies, anthropology, astronomy, and geology. Each addresses as aspect of the Coronado Expedition from the perspectives of his/her field, examining topics that include analyses of Spanish material culture in the New World; historical documentation of finances, provisioning, and muster rolls; Spanish exploration in the Borderlands; Native American contact with Spanish explorers; and determining the geographic routes of the Expedition.

The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance

Author: John Hale

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007291590

Category: Europe

Page: 672

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Containing memorable descriptions of the painting, sculpture, poetry, architecture and music of the Renaissance, John Hale's book paints a vivid portrait of Europe at a time when 'Europe' first became an entity in the minds of its inhabitants.

The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

Author: Geoffrey Parker,Lesley M. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113470934X

Category: History

Page: 320

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One of the most fierce and wide-ranging debates in historical circles during the last twenty years has concerned the theory that throughout Europe, the seventeenth century was a period of crisis so pervasive, significant and intense that it could be labelled a 'General Crisis'. A number of articles stimulated by the debate were collected and published in a book entitled Crisis in Europe, edited by Trevor Aston. This volume takes the still acrimonious debate up to the present day. The editors have collected together ten important subsequent essays concerning the social, economic and political crises which affected not only Europe but also Asia in the mid-seventeenth century. All the pieces are essential reading for a clear understanding of the period. This new edition of The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century contains fresh research, new perspectives and completely updated bibliographies and index.

The Rough Guide to London

Author: Rob Humphreys,Samantha Cook

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409353079

Category: Travel

Page: 496

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Following the hugely successful 2012 Olympic games London is more popular than ever, and with The Rough Guide to London you can discover why. In full colour throughout, with dozens of photos to illustrate London's great buildings, iconic landmarks and distinctive neighbourhoods, this guide will show you the best the city has to offer, from the famous Olympic Park to the city's markets and museums, gourmet restaurants and hidden pubs. London has something for everyone - art galleries and shopping arcades, spacious parks and grand palaces - and The Rough Guide to London uncovers it all. Detailed colour maps for each neighbourhood, plus a tube map and practical information on all the essentials, make getting around easy. With chapters dedicated to the best hotels, restaurants and cafés, pubs and bars, live music and clubs, shops, theatre, kids' activities and more, you'll be sure to make the most of your time in the city with The Rough Guide to London. Now available in ePub format.

America in European Consciousness, 1493-1750

Author: Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807845103

Category: History

Page: 428

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For review see: Stephen J. Homick, in The Hispanic Historical Review (HAHR), vol. 77, no. 1 (February 1997); p. 78-80.

Merchants, Companies and Trade

Europe and Asia in the Early Modern Era

Author: Sushil Chaudhury,Michel Morineau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521037471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Written by well-known scholars, this book raises pertinent questions and takes up alternate perspectives on the growth and development of international trade between Europe and Asia, especially India, in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Through a comparative and comprehensive study of merchant communities, markets and commodities the individual authors argue, contrary to conventional views, that Asian merchants were in no way inferior to Europeans in terms of their commercial operations and business acumen. The book emphasizes the continuing and growing importance of India's overland trade, even in the seventeenth to eighteenth centuries, traces the little-known world of Armenian merchants, the hitherto obscure, but voluminous, Indian trade with the Ottoman Empire, and by unearthing new evidence, demonstrates that the export activity of Asian merchants through the overland route from Bengal was higher, in fact, than the combined total of European exports.

Blood and Silver

A History of Piracy in the Caribbean and Central America

Author: Kris E. Lane

Publisher: Signal Books

ISBN: 9781902669014

Category: Pirates

Page: 230

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In this new and original study of piracy, Kris Lane looks at the often mixed motives behind the phenomenon and the lives of those involved. Rejecting the romantic myth of the Elizabethan swashbuckler, he reveals a world of violence, hardship and fanaticism, in which self-enrichment was an obsession. From the first corsairs of the 16th century to the last of the buccaneers, he traces the rise and fall of a dangerous profession which encompassed slave-running, smuggling and ship-wrecking.

The Great Wave

Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195121216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

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Who is seriously concerned about the state of the world today.

The Text of the Bible

Its Path Through History and to the People

Author: David S. New

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602700

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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For 2000 years the Bible has provided evidence and witness for the beliefs of three major world religions. Some consider the Bible dangerous, while others have died for it, but the response to the Bible is always passionate. This book relates the story of such passions, from the Roman Empire to the present. It is a story primarily about individuals, the drama of their lives woven into the tapestry of their times: barbarian invasions, Black Death, Waldensian heresy, the pageantry of medieval romance, the debauchery of the medieval Vatican, the spirit of the Renaissance, the tradition of monk and scholar. All of these historical currents influenced the text—now corrupted and distorted and existing in a confusing number of versions. This book tells how today’s Bible came to be what it is and provides an understanding of the richness of its text.

The Rise of the Atlantic Economies

Author: Ralph Davis

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801491436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The Rise of the Atlantic Economies surveys the economic history of Spain, the Netherlands, France, and England and of the colonies they established, or had dealings with, in North and South America from the beginnings of Portuguese exploration in the fifteenth century to the American Revolution.