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Aagje Deken

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1741–1804), Dutch woman of letters.

Deken was the author, in close collaboration with Betje Wolff-Bekker, of closely observed epistolary novels in Dutch, among them De Historie...

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agrarianism

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Agrarian societies are those which combine horticulture and animal husbandry in systems of farming. Agrarianism also refers to the romanticization of the rural farm as the ideal place for...

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Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

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From 1740 to 1850, the organization and efficiency of much of western European agriculture were transformed. Sometimes called an agricultural revolution, this process was prior to or...

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Alberto Radicati di Passerano

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(1698– 1737), Italian-born religious controversialist and author.

Alberto Radicati di Passerano, who was born in 1698 either at Passerano or Casalborgone, of an old Piedmontese...

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Alexander Nikolayevich Radishchev

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(1749–1802), Russian poet and reformist.

The founder of the Russian intelligentsia's radical tradition, Radishchev was a writer and poet whose “Ode to Liberty” inspired the...

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Allen Davenport

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(1775–1846), shoemaker turned literary aspirant, came from a rural labouring background, later becoming a dragoon and trade unionist and an early co-operative activist. His remarkable Life...

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Anatomy Act

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Of 1832, enabling the unclaimed bodies of institutionalized paupers to be sold to anatomy schools for dissection. Traditionally, the law had provided surgeons with the remains of executed...

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Ancient Greece

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For a long time ancient Greece was viewed as one component of a whole termed “antiquity,” a period largely dominated by Rome. It only acquired individuality and autonomy during the ...

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Ancient Rome

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Ancient Rome continued to be a major reference point for the culture of the Enlightenment, due notably to the central role played by Latin. There was a gradual decline in ...

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ancients and moderns

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Medieval readers and writers were strongly aware of their relationship to the past. They viewed classical learning as their inheritance and assumed the responsibility of safeguarding and...

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