Consuming Splendor

Consuming Splendor
Society and Culture in Seventeenth-Century England

by Linda Levy Peck

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2005-09-19
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN : 9780521842327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fascinating study of the ways in which consumption transformed social practices, gender roles, royal policies, and the economy in seventeenth-century England. It reveals for the first time the emergence of consumer society in seventeenth-century England.

Performing Environments

Performing Environments
Site-Specificity in Medieval and Early Modern English Drama

by S. Bennett,M. Polito

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-06-25
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 1137320176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This ground-breaking collection explores the assumptions behind and practices for performance implicit in the manuscripts and playtexts of the medieval and early modern eras, focusing on work which engages with performance-oriented research.

Local Negotiations of English Nationhood, 1570-1680

Local Negotiations of English Nationhood, 1570-1680
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by John M. Adrian

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2011-04-28
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 0230307213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Even in an age of emerging nationhood, English men and women still thought very much in terms of their parishes, towns, and counties. This book examines the vitality of early modern local consciousness and its deployment by writers to mediate the larger political, religious, and cultural changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern England

Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern England
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by Alison V. Scott

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-05-06
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 1317104374
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exploring the idea of luxury in relation to a series of neighboring but distinct concepts including avarice, excess, licentiousness, indulgence, vitality, abundance, and waste, this study combines intellectual and cultural historical methods to trace discontinuities in luxury’s conceptual development in seventeenth-century England. The central argument is that, as ’luxury’ was gradually Englished in seventeenth-century culture, it developed political and aesthetic meanings that connect with eighteenth-century debates even as they oppose their so-called demoralizing thrust. Alison Scott closely examines the meanings of luxury in early modern English culture through literary and rhetorical uses of the idea. She argues that, while ’luxury’ could and often did denote merely ’lust’ or ’licentiousness’ as it tends to be glossed by modern editors of contemporary works, its cultural lexicon was in fact more complex and fluid than that at this time. Moreover, that fuller understanding of its plural and shifting meanings-as they are examined here-has implications for the current intellectual history of the idea in Western thought. The existing narrative of luxury’s conceptual development is one of progressive upward transformation, beginning with the rise of economic liberalism amidst eighteenth-century debates; it is one that assumes essential continuity between the medieval treatment of luxury as the sin of ’luxuria’ and early modern notions of the idea even as social practises of luxury explode in early seventeenth-century culture.

Women of Fortune

Women of Fortune
Money, Marriage, and Murder in Early Modern England

by Linda Levy Peck

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-31
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1108577253
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women of Fortune tells the compelling story of mercantile wealth, arranged marriages, and merchant heiresses who asserted their rights despite loss, imprisonment, and murder. Following three generations of the Bennet and Morewood families, who made their fortune in Crown finance, the East Indies, the Americas, and moneylending, Linda Levy Peck explores the changing society, economy, and culture of early modern England. The heiresses - curious, intrepid, entrepreneurial, scholarly - married into the aristocracy, fought for their property, and wrote philosophy. One spent years on the Grand Tour. Her life in Europe, despite the outbreak of war, is vividly documented. Another's husband went to debtors' prison. She recovered the fortune and bought shares. Husbands, sons, and contemporaries challenged their independence legally, financially, even violently, but new forms of wealth, education, and the law enabled these heiresses to insist on their own agency, create their own identities, and provide examples for later generations.

Re-Reading Mary Wroth

Re-Reading Mary Wroth
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by K. Larson,N. Miller

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-02-04
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 1137473347
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Approaching the writings of Mary Wroth through a fresh 21st-century lens, this volume accounts for and re-invents the literary scholarship of one of the first "canonized" women writers of the English Renaissance. Essays present different practices that emerge around "reading" Wroth, including editing, curating, and digital reproduction.

Spaces of Consumption

Spaces of Consumption
Leisure and Shopping in the English Town, c.1680–1830

by Jon Stobart,Andrew Hann,Victoria Morgan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-01-11
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1136021183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Consumption is well established as a key theme in the study of the eighteenth century. Spaces of Consumption brings a new dimension to this subject by looking at it spatially. Taking English towns as its scene, this inspiring study focuses on moments of consumption – selecting and purchasing goods, attending plays, promenading – and explores the ways in which these were related together through the spaces of the town: the shop, the theatre and the street. Using this fresh form of analysis, it has much to say about sociability, politeness and respectability in the eighteenth century.

Consumption and the Country House

Consumption and the Country House
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by Jon Stobart,Mark Rothery

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-05-20
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0191039691
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study explores the consumption practices of the landed aristocracy of Georgian England. Focussing on three families and drawing on detailed analysis of account books, receipted bills, household inventories, diaries and correspondence, Consumption and the Country House charts the spending patterns of this elite group during the so-called consumer revolution of the eighteenth century. Generally examined through the lens of middling families, homes and motivations, this book explores the ways in which the aristocracy were engaged in this wider transformation of English society. Analysis centres on the goods that the aristocracy purchased, both luxurious and mundane; the extent to which they pursued fashionable modes and goods; the role that family and friends played in shaping notions of taste; the influence of gender on taste and refinement; the geographical reach of provisioning and the networks that lay behind this consumer activity, and the way this all contributed to the construction of the country house. The country house thus emerges as much more than a repository of luxury and splendour; it lay at the heart of complex networks of exchange, sociability, demand, and supply. Exploring these processes and relationships serves to reanimate the country house, making it an active site of consumption rather than simply an expression of power and taste, and drawing it into the mainstream of consumption histories. At the same time, the landed aristocracy are shown to be rounded consumers, driven by values of thrift and restraint as much as extravagant desires, and valuing the old as well as the new, not least as markers of their pedigree and heritance.

Leonardo da Vinci – Nature and Architecture

Leonardo da Vinci – Nature and Architecture
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by Constance Moffatt,Sara Taglialagamba

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2019-06-17
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9004398449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The second volume of Leonardo Studies offers an impressive overview of current Leonardo scholarship into two of his primary interests: nature and architecture. The authors consider Leonardo’s treatises and their aftermath, science experiments, and fields of art and science based on two abundant subjects.

Female Alliances

Female Alliances
Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

by Amanda E. Herbert

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2014-01-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0300177402
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, cultural, economic, and political changes, as well as increased geographic mobility, placed strains upon British society. But by cultivating friendships and alliances, women worked to socially cohere Britain and its colonies. In the first book-length historical study of female friendship and alliance for the early modern period, Amanda Herbert draws on a series of interlocking microhistorical studies to demonstrate the vitality and importance of bonds formed between British women in the long eighteenth century. She shows that while these alliances were central to women’s lives, they were also instrumental in building the British Atlantic world.

The Routledge History of the Domestic Sphere in Europe

The Routledge History of the Domestic Sphere in Europe
16th to 19th Century

by Joachim Eibach,Margareth Lanzinger

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-12-29
  • Pages : 618
  • ISBN : 042963174X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book addresses the multifaceted history of the domestic sphere in Europe from the Age of Reformation to the emergence of modern society. By focusing on daily practice, interaction and social relations, it shows continuities and social change in European history from an interior perspective. The Routledge History of the Domestic Sphere in Europe contains a variety of approaches from different regions that each pose a challenge to commonplace views such as the emergence of confessional cultures, of private life, and of separate spheres of men and women. By analyzing a plethora of manifold sources including diaries, court records, paintings and domestic advice literature, this volume provides an overview of the domestic sphere as a location of work and consumption, conflict and cooperation, emotions and intimacy, and devotion and education. The book sheds light on changing relations between spouses, parents and children, masters and servants or apprentices, and humans and animals or plants, thereby exceeding the notion of the modern nuclear family. This volume will be of great use to upper-level graduates, postgraduates and experienced scholars interested in the history of family, household, social space, gender, emotions, material culture, work and private life in early modern and nineteenth-century Europe.

Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama

Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama
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by Natasha Korda

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-02-11
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1134783043
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama investigates the ways in which work became a subject of inquiry on the early modern stage and the processes by which the drama began to forge new connections between labor and subjectivity in the period. The essays assembled here address fascinating and hitherto unexplored questions raised by the subject of labor as it was taken up in the drama of the period: How were laboring bodies and the goods they produced, marketed and consumed represented onstage through speech, action, gesture, costumes and properties? How did plays participate in shaping the identities that situated laboring subjects within the social hierarchy? In what ways did the drama engage with contemporary discourses (social, political, economic, religious, etc.) that defined the cultural meanings of work? How did players and playwrights define their own status with respect to the shifting boundaries between high status/low status, legitimate/illegitimate, profitable/unprofitable, skilled/unskilled, formal/informal, male/female, free/bound, paid/unpaid forms of work? Merchants, usurers, clothworkers, cooks, confectioners, shopkeepers, shoemakers, sheepshearers, shipbuilders, sailors, perfumers, players, magicians, servants and slaves are among the many workers examined in this collection. Offering compelling new readings of both canonical and lesser-known plays in a broad range of genres (including history plays, comedies, tragedies, tragi-comedies, travel plays and civic pageants), this collection considers how early modern drama actively participated in a burgeoning, proto-capitalist economy by staging England's newly diverse workforce and exploring the subject of work itself.

Archival Afterlives

Archival Afterlives
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2018-07-26
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9004324305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of essays by an international team of scholars, Archival Afterlives explores the posthumous fortunes of scientific and medical archives in early modern Britain. It demonstrates the sustaining importance of archival institutions in the growth of the “New Sciences.”

Book Ownership in Stuart England

Book Ownership in Stuart England
A Book

by David Pearson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2021-01-26
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0192642723
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume provides a wide-ranging account of the development and importance of private libraries and book ownership through the seventeenth century, based upon many kinds of evidence, including examination of thousands of books, and a list of over 1,300 known owners from diverse backgrounds. It considers questions of evolution, contents and size, and motives for book ownership, during a century when growing markets for both new and second-hand books meant that books would be found, in varying numbers, in the homes of all kinds of people from the humble to the wealthy. Book ownership by women, and by non-professional households, is explicitly explored. Other topics include the balance of motivation between books for use, or for display; the relationship between libraries and museums; and cultures of collecting. While presenting a wealth of information in this field, conveniently brought together, this volume also advances methodologies for book history, and makes extensive use of material evidence such as bookbindings. It challenges received wisdom around priorities for studying private libraries, and the terminology which is appropriate to use. In addition, the list of owners, detailed in the Appendix, make this book a work of permanent reference, alongside its value in advancing book history.

Fashioning Faces

Fashioning Faces
The Portraitive Mode in British Romanticism

by Elizabeth A. Fay

  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release : 2010-01
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 1584657782
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fresh look at how literary and visual portraiture in the Romantic era embodied a newly commercial culture

Fur, Fashion and Transatlantic Trade During the Seventeenth Century

Fur, Fashion and Transatlantic Trade During the Seventeenth Century
Chesapeake Bay Native Hunters, Colonial Rivalries and London Merchants

by John C. Appleby

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 2020-12-22
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1783275790
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers insight, using the example of the Chesapeake Bay fur trade, into how the different elements of transatlantic trade in the seventeenth century fitted together.

Menials

Menials
Domestic Service and the Cultural Transformation of British Society, 1650–1850

by Kristina Booker

  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Release : 2017-11-20
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1611488648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Menials explores major changes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture and society by examining how writers used representations of domestic servants to characterize and observe those changes. This book contextualizes fiction with economic theory and conduct texts, periodicals, and estate papers to demonstrate how “the servant problem” enabled Britons to work through a larger crisis in the representation of social and national subjectivity.

Pain, Pleasure and Perversity

Pain, Pleasure and Perversity
Discourses of Suffering in Seventeenth-Century England

by John R. Yamamoto-Wilson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-05-13
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1317084373
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Luther’s 95 Theses begin and end with the concept of suffering, and the question of why a benevolent God allows his creations to suffer remains one of the central issues of religious thought. In order to chart the processes by which religious discourse relating to pain and suffering became marginalized during the period from the Renaissance to the end of the seventeenth century, this book examines a number of works on the subject translated into English from (mainly) Spanish and Italian. Through such an investigation, it is possible to see how the translators and editors of such works demonstrate, in their prefaces and comments as well as in their fidelity or otherwise to the original text, an awareness that attitudes in England are different from those in Catholic countries. Furthermore, by comparing these translations with the discourse of native English writers of the period, a number of conclusions can be drawn regarding the ways in which Protestant England moved away from pre-Reformation attitudes of suffering and evolved separately from the Catholic culture which continued to hold sway in the south of Europe. The central conclusion is that once the theological justifications for undergoing, inflicting, or witnessing pain and suffering have been removed, discourses of pain largely cease to have a legitimate context and any kind of fascination with pain comes to seem perverse, if not perverted. The author observes an increasing sense of discomfort throughout the seventeenth century with texts which betray such fascination. Combining elements of theology, literature and history, this book provides a fascinating perspective on one of the key conundrums of early modern religious history.

Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies

Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies
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by Anna Riehl Bertolet

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-11-08
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN : 3319640488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The essays in this book traverse two centuries of queens and their afterlives—historical, mythological, and literary. They speak of the significant and subtle ways that queens leave their mark on the culture they inhabit, focusing on gender, marriage, national identity, diplomacy, and representations of queens in literature. Elizabeth I looms large in this volume, but the interrogation of queenship extends from Elizabeth's historical counterparts, such as Anne Boleyn and Catherine de Medici, to her fictional echoes in the pages of John Lyly, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, Mary Wroth, John Milton, and Margaret Cavendish. Celebrating and building on the renowned scholarship of Carole Levin, Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies exemplifies a range of innovative approaches to examining women and power in the early modern period.

Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine
From Classical Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

by Anne Stobart

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-04-24
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 144118418X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides new ideas to address today's global development challenges, evaluating past experience and exploring answers for the future.