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Diversity and Difference in Early Modern London

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ISBN 13 : 1317149262
Pages : 226 pages
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Download Diversity and Difference in Early Modern London PDF Format Full Free by Jacob Selwood and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-23 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: London in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was a surprisingly diverse place, home not just to people from throughout the British Isles but to a significant population of French and Dutch immigrants, to travelers and refugees from beyond Europe's borderlands and, from the 1650s, to a growing Jewish community. Yet although we know much about the population of the capital of early modern England, we know little about how Londoners conceived of the many peoples of their own city. Diversity and Difference in Early Modern London seeks to rectify this, addressing the question of how the inhabitants of the metropolis ordered the heterogeneity around them. Rather than relying upon literary or theatrical representations, this study emphasizes day-to-day practice, drawing upon petitions, government records, guild minute books and taxation disputes along with plays and printed texts. It shows how the people of London defined belonging and exclusion in the course of their daily actions, through such prosaic activities as the making and selling of goods, the collection of taxes and the daily give and take of guild politics. This book demonstrates that encounters with heterogeneity predate either imperial expansion or post-colonial immigration. In doing so it offers a perspective of interest both to scholars of the early modern English metropolis and to historians of race, migration, imperialism and the wider Atlantic world. An empirical examination of civic economics, taxation and occupational politics that asks broader questions about multiculturalism and Englishness, this study speaks not just to the history of immigration in London itself, but to the wider debate about evolving notions of national identity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


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The Place of the Social Margins, 1350-1750

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ISBN 13 : 1317630246
Pages : 216 pages
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Download The Place of the Social Margins, 1350-1750 PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Spicer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-08-12 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This interdisciplinary volume illuminates the shadowy history of the disadvantaged, sick and those who did not conform to the accepted norms of society. It explores how marginal identity was formed, perceived and represented in Britain and Europe during the medieval and early modern periods. It illustrates that the identities of marginal groups were shaped by their place within primarily urban communities, both in terms of their socio-economic status and the spaces in which they lived and worked. Some of these groups – such as executioners, prostitutes, pedlars and slaves – performed a significant social and economic function but on the basis of this were stigmatized by other townspeople. Language was used to control and limit the activities of others within society such as single women and foreigners, as well as the victims of sexual crimes. For many, such as lepers and the disabled, marginal status could be ambiguous, cyclical or short-lived and affected by key religious, political and economic events. Traditional histories have often considered these groups in isolation. Based on new research, a series of case studies from Britain and across Europe illustrate and provide important insights into the problems faced by these marginal groups and the ways in which medieval and early modern communities were shaped and developed.


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The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 7, The Early Modern World, 1500–1815

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ISBN 13 : 110813906X
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Download The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 7, The Early Modern World, 1500–1815 PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Karp and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-11-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This seventh volume of The Cambridge History of Judaism provides an authoritative and detailed overview of early modern Jewish history, from 1500 to 1815. The essays, written by an international team of scholars, situate the Jewish experience in relation to the multiple political, intellectual and cultural currents of the period. They also explore and problematize the 'modernization' of world Jewry over this period from a global perspective, covering Jews in the Islamic world and in the Americas, as well as in Europe, with many chapters straddling the conventional lines of division between Sephardic, Ashkenazic, and Mizrahi history. The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative work in this field currently available, this volume will serve as an essential reference tool and ideal point of entry for advanced students and scholars of early modern Jewish history.


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The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England

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ISBN 13 : 1317042069
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Download The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Hadfield and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of current research on popular culture in the early modern era. For the first time a detailed yet wide-ranging consideration of the breadth and scope of early modern popular culture in England is collected in one volume, highlighting the interplay of 'low' and 'high' modes of cultural production (while also questioning the validity of such terminology). The authors examine how popular culture impacted upon people's everyday lives during the period, helping to define how individuals and groups experienced the world. Issues as disparate as popular reading cultures, games, food and drink, time, textiles, religious belief and superstition, and the function of festivals and rituals are discussed. This research companion will be an essential resource for scholars and students of early modern history and culture.


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Medical Conflicts in Early Modern London

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ISBN 13 : 9780199257805
Pages : 410 pages
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Download Medical Conflicts in Early Modern London PDF Format Full Free by Margaret Pelling and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A discussion of the role of London's College of Physicians from the mid-16th to mid-17th centuries in suppressing 'irregular' or 'artisan' practitioners of medicine, in the contexts of gender and status.


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Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination

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ISBN 13 : 1409411915
Pages : 180 pages
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Download Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination PDF Format Full Free by Eva Johanna Holmberg and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2011 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination explores how for English travellers, the Jew of the imagination contrasted with the Jew they actually encountered in southern Europe, North Africa and the Levant. Based on travel writings, religious history and popular literature, this cultural historical study sheds new light not only on English representations of Jews during the period, but more generally on constructions of early modern religious and ethnic identities.


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The Smoke of London

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ISBN 13 : 1107073006
Pages : 296 pages
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Download The Smoke of London PDF Format Full Free by William M. Cavert and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-07 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Smoke of London uncovers the origins of urban air pollution, two centuries before the industrial revolution. By 1600, London was a fossil-fueled city, its high-sulfur coal a basic necessity for the poor and a source of cheap energy for its growing manufacturing sector. The resulting smoke was found ugly and dangerous throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, leading to challenges in court, suppression by the crown, doctors' attempts to understand the nature of good air, increasing suburbanization, and changing representations of urban life in poetry and on the London stage. Neither a celebratory account of proto-environmentalism nor a declensionist narrative of degradation, The Smoke of London recovers the seriousness of pre-modern environmental concerns even as it explains their limits and failures. Ultimately, Londoners learned to live with their dirty air, an accommodation that reframes the modern process of urbanization and industrial pollution, both in Britain and beyond"--


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Faith and Fraternity

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ISBN 13 : 9004330704
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Faith and Fraternity PDF Format Full Free by Laura Branch and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-05-18 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Faith and Fraternity Laura Branch provides the first sustained comparative analysis of London’s livery companies during the Reformation, and demonstrates how they retained a vibrant religious culture despite their confessionally mixed membership.


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British Encounters with Ottoman Minorities in the Early Seventeenth Century

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ISBN 13 : 3030972283
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Order, materiality and urban space in the early modern kingdom of Sweden

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Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9048531004
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Download Order, materiality and urban space in the early modern kingdom of Sweden PDF Format Full Free by Riitta Laitinen and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: People's corporality and immersion in the material environment they live in makes people inherently spatial beings. Similarly, sharing everyday life in a material environment makes a community a spatial thing. This book explores the townspeople of Turku, the second most important town in the seventeenth-century kingdom of Sweden, and their relationship to urban space. It gives a new kind of an account of civil and social order in an early modern town. The book is divided into two sections: the town and the dwelling, two central anchors of urban belonging and identity. Viewing the town and the dwelling as spatial entities makes it possible to examine the town and its community in a way that encompasses all of the town's people. This is important as everyone in the urban space played their part in the creation of civil and social order.


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Sociable Knowledge

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 13 : 0812292251
Pages : 360 pages
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Download Sociable Knowledge PDF Format Full Free by Elizabeth Yale and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2015-12-10 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Working with the technologies of pen and paper, scissors and glue, naturalists in early modern England, Scotland, and Wales wrote, revised, and recombined their words, sometimes over a period of many years, before fixing them in printed form. They built up their stocks of papers by sharing these materials through postal and less formal carrier services. They exchanged letters, loose notes, drawings and plans, commonplace books, as well as lengthy treatises, ever-expanding repositories for new knowledge about nature and history as it accumulated through reading, observation, correspondence, and conversation. These textual collections grew alongside cabinets of natural specimens, antiquarian objects, and other curiosities—insects pinned in boxes, leaves and flowers pressed in books, rocks and fossils, ancient coins and amulets, and drafts of stone monuments and inscriptions. The goal of all this collecting and sharing, Elizabeth Yale claims, was to create channels through which naturalists and antiquaries could pool their fragmented knowledge of the hyperlocal and curious into an understanding and representation of Britain as a unified historical and geographical space. Sociable Knowledge pays careful attention to the concrete and the particular: the manuscript almost lost off the back of the mail carrier's cart, the proper ways to package live plants for transport, the kin relationships through which research questionnaires were distributed. The book shows how naturalists used print instruments to garner financing and content from correspondents and how they relied upon research travel—going out into the field—to make and refresh social connections. By moving beyond an easy distinction between print and scribal cultures, Yale reconstructs not just the collaborations of seventeenth-century practitioners who were dispersed across city and country, but also the ways in which the totality of their exchange practices structured early modern scientific knowledge.


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A Companion to the Global Renaissance

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ISBN 13 : 1119626250
Pages : 424 pages
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Download A Companion to the Global Renaissance PDF Format Full Free by Jyotsna G. Singh and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2021-04-26 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A COMPANION TO THE GLOBAL RENAISSANCE An innovative collection of original essays providing an expansive picture of globalization across the early modern world, now in its second edition A Companion to the Global Renaissance: Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion, 1500–1700, Second Edition provides readers with a deeper and more nuanced understanding of both macro and micro perspectives on the commercial and cross-cultural interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Covering a uniquely broad range of literary and cultural materials, historical contexts, and geographical regions, the Companion’s varied chapters offer interdisciplinary perspectives on the implications of early modern concepts of commerce, material and artistic culture, sexual and cross-racial encounters, conquest and enslavement, social, artistic, and religious cross-pollinations, geographical “discoveries,” and more. Building upon the success of its predecessor, this second edition of A Companion to the Global Renaissance radically extends its scope by moving beyond England and English culture. Newly-commissioned essays investigate intercultural and intra-cultural exchanges, transactions, and encounters involving England, European powers, Eastern kingdoms, Africa, Islamic empires, and the Americas, within cross-disciplinary frameworks. Offering a complex and multifaceted view of early modern globalization, this new edition: Demonstrates the continuing global “turn” in Early Modern Studies through original essays exploring interconnected exchanges, transactions, and encounters Provides significantly expanded coverage of global interactions involving England, European powers such as Portugal, Spain, and The Netherlands, Eastern empires such as Japan, and the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires Includes a Preface and Afterword, as well as a revised and expanded Introduction summarizing the evolving field of Global Early Modern Studies and describing the motifs and methodologies informing the essays within the volume Explores an array of new subjects, including an exceptional woman traveler in Eurasia, the Jesuit presence in Mughal India and sixteenth-century Japan, the influence of Mughal art on an Amsterdam painter-cum-poet, the cultural impact of Eastern trade on plays and entertainments in early modern London, Safavid cultural disseminations, English and Portuguese slaving practices, the global contexts of English pattern poetry, and global lyric transmissions across cultures A wide-ranging account of the global expansions and interactions of the period, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion, 1500–1700, Second Edition remains essential reading for early modern scholars and students ranging from undergraduate and graduate students to more advanced scholars and specialists in the field.


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Migration and the European City

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110778688
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Migration and the European City PDF Format Full Free by Christoph Cornelissen and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-03-07 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looking back over the centuries, migration has always formed an important part of human existence. Spatial mobility emerges as a key driver of urban evolution, characterized by situation-specific combinations of opportunities, restrictions, and fears. This collection of essays investigates interactions between European cities and migration between the early modern period and the present. Building on conceptual approaches from history, sociology, and cultural studies, twelve contributions focus on policies, representations, and the impact on local communities more generally. Combining case-studies and theoretical reflections, the volume’s contributions engage with a variety of topics and disciplinary perspectives yet also with several common themes. One revolves around problems of definition, both in terms of demarcating cities from their surroundings and of distinguishing migration in a narrower sense from other forms of short- and long-distance mobility. Further shared concerns include the integration of multiple analytical scales, contextual factors, and diachronic variables (such as urbanization, industrialization, and the digital revolution).


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Shakespeare and London

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ISBN 13 : 0192559788
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Shakespeare and London PDF Format Full Free by Duncan Salkeld and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-29 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stratford made the man, but London made the phenomenon that is Shakespeare. This volume takes an historical approach to Shakespeare's connections with London. It explores Stratford's various links with the capital, significant locations for Shakespeare's work, people with whom he associated, his resistance to pressure from the City authorities, and the cultural diversity of early modern London. Among many aspects of his life in the City and its environs, it covers the playhouses in Shoreditch, his associations with Bishopsgate, his brother Edmund's residence on Bankside, and elements of London life that went into the making of Falstaff. Being 'forest born', he was always an outsider and could never have been, or felt, accepted as a citizen. We find him repeatedly a sojourner in the City, on the move. His home and family lay in Stratford. Despite his success in the capital, we might almost imagine him to have been a reluctant Londoner. Shakespeare and London draws on a range of documentary sources including City parish registers, county sessions records and the archives of London's Bridewell Hospital. It sets out details about those who inhabited Shakespeare's milieu, or played some part in shaping his writing and acting career. This volume is Ideal reading for undergraduates, graduates, and specialists of Shakespeare studies.


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The Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare

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ISBN 13 : 0191074160
Pages : 704 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by R. Malcolm Smuts and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-06-30 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare presents a broad sampling of current historical scholarship on the period of Shakespeare's career that will assist and stimulate scholars of his poems and plays. Rather than merely attempting to summarize the historical 'background' to Shakespeare, individual chapters seek to exemplify a wide variety of perspectives and methodologies currently used in historical research on the early modern period that can inform close analysis of literature. Different sections examine political history at both the national and local levels; relationships between intellectual culture and the early modern political imagination; relevant aspects of religious and social history; and facets of the histories of architecture, the visual arts and music. Topics treated include the emergence of an early modern 'public sphere' and its relationship to drama during Shakespeare's lifetime; the role of historical narratives in shaping the period's views on the workings of politics; attitudes about the role of emotion in social life; cultures of honour and shame and the rituals and literary forms through which they found expression; crime and murder; and visual expressions of ideas of moral disorder and natural monstrosity, in printed images as well as garden architecture.


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ISBN 13 : 0300210973
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Migrant City PDF Format Full Free by Panikos Panayi and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first history of London to show how immigrants have built, shaped and made a great success of the capital city London is now a global financial and multicultural hub in which over three hundred languages are spoken. But the history of London has always been a history of immigration. Panikos Panayi explores the rich and vibrant story of London- from its founding two millennia ago by Roman invaders, to Jewish and German immigrants in the Victorian period, to the Windrush generation invited from Caribbean countries in the twentieth century. Panayi shows how migration has been fundamental to London's economic, social, political and cultural development. Migrant City sheds light on the various ways in which newcomers have shaped London life, acting as cheap labour, contributing to the success of its financial sector, its curry houses, and its football clubs. London's economy has long been driven by migrants, from earlier continental financiers and more recent European Union citizens. Without immigration, fueled by globalization, Panayi argues, London would not have become the world city it is today.


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Tudor and Stuart Britain

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ISBN 13 : 0429861958
Pages : 726 pages
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Download Tudor and Stuart Britain PDF Format Full Free by Roger Lockyer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-28 with total page 726 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tudor and Stuart Britain charts the political, religious, economic and social history of Britain from the start of Henry VII’s reign in 1485 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, providing students and lecturers with a detailed chronological narrative of significant events, such as the Reformation, the nature of Tudor government, the English Civil War, the Interregnum and the restoration of the monarchy. This fourth edition has been fully updated and each chapter now begins with an introductory overview of the topic being discussed, in which important and current historical debates are highlighted. Other new features of the book include a closer examination of the image and style of leadership that different monarchs projected during their reigns; greater coverage of Phillip II and Mary I as joint monarchs; new sections exploring witchcraft during the period and the urban sector in the Stuart age; and increased discussion of the English Civil War, of Oliver Cromwell and of Cromwellian rule during the 1650s. Also containing an entirely rewritten guide to further reading and enhanced by a wide selection of maps and illustrations, Tudor and Stuart Britain is an excellent resource for both students and teachers of this period.