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Author : Ann Sutherland Harris
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2005
Page : 426
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 9781856694155
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Encompassing the socio-political, cultural background of the period, this title takes a look at the careers of the Old Masters and many lesser-known artists. The book covers artistic developments across six countries and examines in detail many of the artworks on display.


Author : M. Urban
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2006-02-04
Page : 206
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 1403977062
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Advice books published by women were a popular genre in Seventeenth and early Eighteenth-century England and they were moral manuals with strong religious overtones. Here, Urban highlights a notable exception: Age Rectified, which counsels women to acquire a 'disposition of mind' in old age which allows them to be accepted by younger generations.


Author : Steven Shapin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1995-11-15
Page : 483
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0226750191
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A Social History of Truth is a bold theoretical and historical exploration of the social conditions that make knowledge possible in any period and in any endeavor.


Author : Alastair Fowler
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2008-10
Page : 831
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0199556296
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Alistair Fowler's celebrated anthology includes generous selections from the work of all the century's major poets, notably Donne, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Herbert, Marvell, and Dryden. It strikes a balance between Metaphysical wit and intellect and Jonsonian simplicity, while also accommodating hitherto neglected popular verse. The result is a truer, more Catholic representation of seventeenth-century verse than any previous anthology.


Author : Timothy Brook
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2010-08-01
Page : 288
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781596917279
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In this critical darling Vermeer's captivating and enigmatic paintings become windows that reveal how daily life and thought-from Delft to Beijing--were transformed in the 17th century, when the world first became global. A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. In another canvas, fruit spills from a blue-and-white porcelain bowl. Familiar images that captivate us with their beauty--but as Timothy Brook shows us, these intimate pictures actually give us a remarkable view of an expanding world. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur from North America, and it was beaver pelts from America that financed the voyages of explorers seeking routes to China-prized for the porcelains so often shown in Dutch paintings of this time, including Vermeer's. In this dazzling history, Timothy Brook uses Vermeer's works, and other contemporary images from Europe, Asia, and the Americas to trace the rapidly growing web of global trade, and the explosive, transforming, and sometimes destructive changes it wrought in the age when globalization really began.


Author : Malcolm Gaskill
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2007-10-31
Page : 364
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780674025424
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In 1645, Matthew Hopkins and John Stearne exploited the anxiety and lawlessness of the time and initiated a brutal campaign to drive out the presumed evil in their midst. Gaskill recounts the most savage witch-hunt in English history. By the fall of 1647 at least 250 people had been captured, interrogated, and tried, with more than 100 hanged.


Author : Jeffery Kite-Powell
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2012-03-21
Page : 560
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 0253005280
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Revised and expanded, A Performer’s Guide to Seventeenth Century Music is a comprehensive reference guide for students and professional musicians. The book contains useful material on vocal and choral music and style; instrumentation; performance practice; ornamentation, tuning, temperament; meter and tempo; basso continuo; dance; theatrical production; and much more. The volume includes new chapters on the violin, the violoncello and violone, and the trombone—as well as updated and expanded reference materials, internet resources, and other newly available material. This highly accessible handbook will prove a welcome reference for any musician or singer interested in historically informed performance.


Author : Lorenzo Bianconi
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1987-11-26
Page : 346
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 9780521269155
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Examines musical life in the seventeenth century, a period of profound change in the history of music.


Author : Tim McHugh
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2007
Page : 191
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 9780754657620
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This book explores poor relief and charitable health care in French cities during the seventeenth century, a period that witnessed much reform and change in the way these services were administered. By reintegrating the social aspirations of urban elites into the history of French poor relief, it shows how they initiated reform in towns and cities when it suited them, but where such reforms were not perceived as needed, or not affordable, they ignored central government edicts to build new institutions. In other words, reforms of poor relief and health welfare were local and shaped by local experiences, not as part of the crown's drive towards centralization.


Author : Sarah C. E. Ross
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2015-02-26
Page : 272
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0191036161
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Women, Poetry, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Britain offers a new account of women's engagement in the poetic and political cultures of seventeenth-century England and Scotland, based on poetry that was produced and circulated in manuscript. Katherine Philips is often regarded as the first in a cluster of women writers, including Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn, who were political, secular, literary, print-published, and renowned. Sarah C. E. Ross explores a new corpus of political poetry by women, offering detailed readings of Elizabeth Melville, Anne Southwell, Jane Cavendish, Hester Pulter, and Lucy Hutchinson, and making the compelling case that female political poetics emerge out of social and religious poetic modes and out of manuscript-based authorial practices. Situating each writer in her political and intellectual contexts, from early covenanting Scotland to Restoration England, this volume explores women's political articulation in the devotional lyric, biblical verse paraphrase, occasional verse, elegy, and emblem. For women, excluded from the public-political sphere, these rhetorically-modest genres and the figural language of poetry offered vital modes of political expression; and women of diverse affiliations use religious and social poetics, the tropes of family and household, and the genres of occasionality that proliferated in manuscript culture to imagine the state. Attending also to the transmission and reception of women's poetry in networks of varying reach, Sarah C. E. Ross reveals continuities and evolutions in women's relationship to politics and poetry, and identifies a female tradition of politicised poetry in manuscript spanning the decades before, during, and after the Civil Wars.


Author : Pierre Boucher (sieur de Boucherville)
Publisher :
Release : 1883
Page : 84
Category : Canada
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Wayne Franits
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
Page : 478
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1351546228
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Despite the tremendous number of studies produced annually in the field of Dutch art over the last 30 years or so, and the strong contemporary market for works by Dutch masters of the period as well as the public's ongoing fascination with some of its most beloved painters, until now there has been no comprehensive study assessing the state of research in the field. As the first study of its kind, this book is a useful resource for scholars and advanced students of seventeenth-century Dutch art, and also serves as a springboard for further research. Its 19 chapters, divided into three sections and written by a team of internationally renowned art historians, address a wide variety of topics, ranging from those that might be considered "traditional" to others that have only drawn scholarly attention comparatively recently.


Author : Paolo Mancosu
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1996
Page : 275
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0195084632
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Includes bibliographical references and index.


Author : Samuel Baron
Christoforo Borri
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2018-08-06
Page : 290
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1501720902
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This volume introduces two of the earliest writings about Vietnam to appear in the English language. The reports come from narrators with different interests who are viewing different parts of Vietnam at an early stage of European involvement in the region.


Author : Thomas Stuart Willan
Ely Wilkinson Crossley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-04-18
Page : 200
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1108059619
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Three authentic seventeenth-century surveys, covering Wensleydale, Middleham and Richmond, first published for the Yorkshire Archaeological Society in 1941.


Author : Henry Krasinski
Publisher :
Release : 1843
Page :
Category : Kirchholm, Battle of, 1605
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Harry B. Evans
Raffaele Fabretti
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 2002
Page : 309
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780472112487
Description :


An insightful assessment of the work of Raffaele Fabretti, the first researcher of Rome's aqueduct system


Author : Ann Thompson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-11-01
Page : 226
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1351760734
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This title was first published in 2003. 'The art of suffering' is one of many strands of literature on suffering published in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This book explores through the art of suffering the way in which the meaning for suffering, which the seventeenth century inherited from the Middle Ages and which centres on the role of suffering as a manifestation of the hand of God in the process of salvation, is refined and enhanced by successive puritan writers only to crumble under the impact of emerging anti-providential thought. It goes on to explore the challenge which the absence of meaning for suffering presents to the Judaeo-Christian concept of an omnipotent and infinitely good God, and the ways in which themes and doctrines already present in the literature on suffering are reshaped and recombined to defend the omnipotence and infinite goodness of God.


Author : David Thorley
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-08-24
Page : 231
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1137593121
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This book is a survey of personal illness as described in various forms of early modern manuscript life-writing. How did people in the seventeenth century rationalise and record illness? Observing that medical explanations for illness were fewer than may be imagined, the author explores the social and religious frameworks by which illness was more commonly recorded and understood. The story that emerges is of illness written into personal manuscripts in prescriptive rather than original terms. This study uncovers the ways in which illness, so described, contributed to the self-patterning these texts were set up to perform.


Author : Thomas Baker
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release : 1989
Page : 261
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780838633021
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Consul Baker's detailed journal, published here for the first time, describes the exploits and operation of the Barbary corsairs; the diplomatic and naval activities of the English, French, and Dutch in the Mediterranean; and the political, economic, and social life of Tripoli. Comprehensive introduction and appendixes.