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Seventeenth-century Art and Architecture

Seventeenth-century Art and Architecture

by Ann Sutherland Harris

  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 9781856694155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia

Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia
A History of the County of Isle of Wight, Virginia, During the Seventeenth Century, Including Abstracts of the County Records

by John Bennett Boddie

  • Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 756
  • ISBN : 9780806305592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chinese Technology in the Seventeenth Century

Chinese Technology in the Seventeenth Century

by Yingxing Song,E-tu Zen Sun,Shiou-chuan Sun

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 1997-01-01
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9780486295930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This 1637 classic on the history of traditional Chinese technology, profusely illustrated with 152 original woodcuts, covers agriculture, textiles, mining, metallurgy, chemical engineering, boat-building weapons manufacture, and more. Rich in scientific and historical background, its many annotations round out an impressive survey of technological progress.

Global Crisis

Global Crisis
War, Climate Change, & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

by Geoffrey Parker

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2013-03-15
  • Pages : 904
  • ISBN : 0300189192
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The acclaimed historian demonstrates a link between climate change and social unrest across the globe during the mid-17th century. Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides, government collapses—the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were unprecedented in both frequency and severity. The effects of what historians call the "General Crisis" extended from England to Japan and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. In this meticulously researched volume, historian Geoffrey Parker presents the firsthand testimony of men and women who experienced the many political, economic, and social crises that occurred between 1618 to the late 1680s. He also incorporates the scientific evidence of climate change during this period into the narrative, offering a strikingly new understanding of the General Crisis. Changes in weather patterns, especially longer winters and cooler and wetter summers, disrupted growing seasons and destroyed harvests. This in turn brought hunger, malnutrition, and disease; and as material conditions worsened, wars, rebellions, and revolutions rocked the world.

Studies in seventeenth-century imagery

Studies in seventeenth-century imagery

by Mario Praz

  • Publisher : Ed. di Storia e Letteratura
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 607
  • ISBN : 9788887114874
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seventeenth-century Oxford

Seventeenth-century Oxford

by Nicholas Tyacke

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN : 9780199510146
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume IV of the magisterial History of the University of Oxford covers the seventeenth century, a period when both institutionally and intellectually the University was expanding. Oxford and its University, moreover, had a major role to play in the tumultuous religious and political eventsof the century: the Civil War, the Commonwealth, the Restoration. In this volume, leading experts in several fields combine to present a comprehensive and authoritative analysis and overview of the rich pattern of intellectual, political, and cultural life in seventeenth-century Oxford.

Habitants and Merchants in Seventeenth-Century Montreal

Habitants and Merchants in Seventeenth-Century Montreal

by Louise Dechêne

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 9780773509511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Louise Dechêne uses the island of Montreal in the seventeenth century as a case study for an analysis of the establishment of colonial society, placing her findings in a broad historiographical context that also takes account of developments in Europe and America. Dechêne investigates the emergence of urban and rural communities shaped both by their French cultural background and by the new environment. Her work provides a wealth of information on immigration, trade and agriculture, social hierarchy, religion, and family life. Dechêne's work, when first published, constituted a major milestone in the development of methodology and use of sources. Her systematic examination of difficult and massive documentary collections blazed a number of new trails for other researchers. Her judicious blending of numerical data and "qualitative" findings makes this book one of the rare examples of "new history" that avoids the extremes of statistical abstraction and anecdotal antiquarianism. Habitants and Merchants in Seventeenth-Century Montreal won the Governor-General's Award and the Garneau Medal from the Canadian Historical Association when it first appeared in French.

Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England

Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England
A Sourcebook

by Patricia Crawford,Laura Gowing

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-06-20
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 113473090X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Womens Worlds in England presents a unique collection of source materials on womens lives in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. The book introduces a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, the book explores women's: * experiences of work, sex, marriage and motherhood * beliefs and spirituality * political activities * relationships * mental worlds. In a time when few women could write, this book reveals the multitude of ways in which their voices have left traces in the written record, and deepens our understanding of womens lives in the past.

Relations & Relationships in Seventeenth-century French Literature

Relations & Relationships in Seventeenth-century French Literature
Actes Du 36e Congrès Annuel de la North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature, Portland State University, 6-8 Mai 2004

by Jennifer Robin Perlmutter,North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature. Conference

  • Publisher : Gunter Narr Verlag
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 9783823362210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is devoted to the variety of relationships that defined France and ist citizens. Man's connection with God is explored, the travel raelation and the particular hierarchy that exists between a director and a dramatist, respectively. These themes are further addressed in the articles that follow on relationships of authority, Catholics and Protestants, books and Illustrations, literary genres, travel relations, aesthetics and ethics and family relationships.

Major Women Writers of Seventeenth-century England

Major Women Writers of Seventeenth-century England

by James Fitzmaurice,Assistant Professor of English Carol Barash,Josephine A. Roberts,Carol L. Barash,Eugene R. Cunnar,Nancy A. Gutierrez

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9780472066094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first comprehensive anthology of seventeenth-century English women writers

Theology and the Scientific Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century

Theology and the Scientific Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century

by Amos Funkenstein

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN : 9780691024257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"(This work) promises to raise the level and transform the nature of discourse on the relations of Christianity and science . . . (Funkenstein) leaps fearlessly from one philosophical mountaintop to another, comparing and contrasting doctrines in an amazing display of intellectual dexterity. The result is a bold study of ideas . . . bristling with insight and perceptive reinterpretation of familiar episodes in the history of natural philosophy".--David C. Lindberg, "Journal of the History of Medicine". *Lightning Print On Demand Title

The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century

The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century

by Roger French,French Roger,Roger Kenneth French,Andrew Wear

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1989-09-28
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780521355100
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This consideration of the underlying forces which helped to produce a revolution in 17th century medicine sets out to show how, in the period between 1630 and 1730, medicine came to represent something more than a marginal activity and was influenced by the current developments of the day.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

by Ray Lawler

  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9780573615955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ray Lawler Characters:3 male, 4 female Interior Set This compelling Australian play was a success in London and was hailed by critics in New York for its vigor, integrity, and realistic portrayal of two itinerant cane cutters: Barney, a swaggering little scrapper, and Roo, a big roughneck. They have spent the past sixteen summers off with two ladies in a Southern Australian city. Every year Roo has brought a tinsel doll to Olive, his girl, as a gift to symbolize their relatio

Central Works of Philosophy: The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Central Works of Philosophy: The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

by John Shand

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780773530188
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Absolutism and Society in Seventeenth-Century France

Absolutism and Society in Seventeenth-Century France
State Power and Provincial Aristocracy in Languedoc

by William Beik

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 9780521367820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This analysis of the provincial reality of absolutism argues that the relationship between the regional aristocracy and the crown was a key factor in influencing the traditional social system of seventeenth century France.

The Dutch Garden in the Seventeenth Century

The Dutch Garden in the Seventeenth Century

by John D. Hunt,John Dixon Hunt

  • Publisher : Dumbarton Oaks
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9780884021872
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This wide-ranging collection of essays charts the history, scope, and spread of Dutch garden art during the seventeenth century. A group of scholars, mostly Dutch, surveys what has been called the "golden age" of Dutch garden design.

Popular Medicine in Seventeenth-century England

Popular Medicine in Seventeenth-century England

by Doreen Evenden Nagy,Doreen Evenden

  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9780879724368
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This monograph, the first detailed study of seventeenth-century popular medicine, depicts the major role which lay or popular medical practitioners played in the provision of seventeenth-century health care in England.

Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century

Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century

by Paolo Mancosu

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 0195132440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The seventeenth century saw dramatic advances in mathematical theory and practice than any era before or since. With the recovery of many of the classical Greek mathematical texts, new techniques were introduced, and within 100 years, analytic geometry, the geometry of indivisibles, the arithmetic of infinites, and the calculus had been developed. Although many technical studies have been devoted to these innovations, Paolo Mancosu provides the first comprehensive account of the relationship between mathematical advances of the seventeenth century and the philosophy of mathematics of the period. Beginning with the Renaissance debates on the certainty of mathematics, Mancosu leads the reader through the foundational issues raised by the emergence of these new mathematical techniques, including the influence of the Aristotelian conception of science in Cavalieri and Guldin, the foundational relevance of Descartes' Geometrie, the relationship between empiricist epistemology and infinitistic theorems in geometry, and the debates concerning the foundations of the Leibnizian calculus In the process Mancosu draws a sophisticated picture of the subtle dependencies between technical development and philosophical reflection in seventeenth century mathematics.

The Vision of China in the English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

The Vision of China in the English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

by Adrian Hsia

  • Publisher : Chinese University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9789622016088
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This monograph is the first study of the reception of China in English literature, and the first comprehensive study on the image of China in Western literature written by prominent Chinese scholars such as Qian Zhongshu, Fan Cunzhong and Chen Shouyi. It complements such studies on the literary reception of China as Pierre Martino's L'Orient dans la litterature francaise au XVIIe et au XVIIIe siecle (1906), Ursula Aurich's China im Spiegel der deutschen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts (1935), and E. Horst Tscharner's China in der deutschen Dichtung bis zur Klassik (1939).

Dutch Seventeenth-century Genre Painting

Dutch Seventeenth-century Genre Painting
Its Stylistic and Thematic Evolution

by Wayne E. Franits

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0300102372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The appealing genre paintings of great seventeenth-century Dutch artists - Vermeer, Steen, de Hooch, Dou and others - have long enjoyed tremendous popularity. This comprehensive book explores the evolution of genre painting throughout the Dutch Golden Age, beginning in the early 1600s and continuing through the opening years of the next century. Wayne Franits, a well-known scholar of Dutch genre painting, offers a wealth of information about these works as well as about seventeenth-century Dutch culture, its predilections and its prejudices. The author approaches genre paintings from a variety of perspectives, examining their reception among contemporary audiences and setting the works in their political, cultural and economic contexts. The works emerge as distinctly conventional images, Franits shows, as genre artists continually replicated specific styles, motifs and a surprisingly restricted number of themes over the course of several generations. Luxuriously illustrated and with a full representation of the major artists and the cities where genre painting flourished, this book will delight students, scholars and general readers alike.