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.

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 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.

Writing on the Renaissance Stage

Written Words, Printed Pages, Metaphoric Books

Author: Frederick Kiefer

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874135954

Category: Drama

Page: 377

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"This study of the written and printed word on the stage of Shakespeare and his contemporaries begins by considering the significance of writing and printing in Renaissance culture. Winner of the University of Delaware Press Shakespeare Studies Award, it focuses on the work of Erasmus and Luther, who shaped attitudes toward the written word, encouraged the growth of literacy, fostered the founding of schools, and invested the written and printed word with a new and enhanced status. It also treats the invention of the printing press and the steady infiltration of books into people's lives, from their place of work to their place of worship." "Author Frederick Kiefer goes on to examine the English accommodation of the forces that Erasmus and Luther helped set in motion, particularly the implications for the theater. Within a culture in which writing and printing were achieving unprecedented ascendancy, English playwrights used books, letters, and documents as props. Written materials and printed books became important to the dramatization of religious controversy, social conflict, and spiritual psychomachia. Playwrights also made extraordinary use of metaphors involving the written and printed word to describe the workings of the mind and the interaction of people." "As people turned increasingly to the written and printed word for instruction and inspiration, they spoke of their lives in language generated by the print shop, library, and study. Conceiving of their experience in terms of writing and printing, they employed metaphoric books when they envisioned abstractions. They spoke, for example, of the books of conscience, nature, and fate. Such metaphors allowed people to organize conceptually the diversity and unruliness' of everyday life." "Metaphoric books are the focus of this study's final section. Particular attention is given to the book of conscience in Thomas Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness and George Chapman's Bussy D'Ambois; the book of nature in Shakespeare's As You Like It and Pericles; and the book of fate in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy and John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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.

Gold

History and Genesis of Deposits

Author: Boyle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461319692

Category: Science

Page: 676

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GOLD: History and Genesis of Deposits is the product of an effort by the Society of Economic Geologists to publish materials that will expand knowl edge concerning timely, specific topics important to the study of economic geology and to economic geologists. A volume on gold was selected for a general review-type publication because of the importance of the gold mining industry in the 1980s. The officers and council of the Society of Economic Geologists authorized the preparation of this book on gold in 1981, and Dr. Robert W. Boyle was selected as its author. Dr. Boyle has extensive experience in the study of gold deposits. He has an international reputation and a broad interest and understanding of the gold mining industry, the origin of gold deposits, and the history of gold as a metal and ore from prehistoric times to recent. Dr. Boyle uses important publications on gold deposits as source materials to document the various pathways of geological thought over time to introduce the reader to modern concepts. The book contains a wealth of information concerning gold.

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.

A Commercial Dictionary

Containing the Present State of Mercantile Law, Practice, and Custom Intended for the Use of the Cabinet, the Counting-house, and the Library

Author: Joshua Montefiore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Commerce

Page: 655

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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