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The Agrarian East

Edgar Melton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Industrial History. 12670 words.

This chapter deals with the vast territories east of the Elbe river, including Poland–Lithuania, the Czech lands, Brandenburg–Prussia, and Russia. There are two primary and interlocking...

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The Agrarian West

Tom Scott.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 15627 words.

The main developments in western European agrarian society and economy are surveyed at the outset in a regional analysis which stresses the degree of variety within quite small areas and by...

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Alcohol in the Atlantic

David Carey Jr..

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 17555 words.

Dating from the earliest times in Latin America, alcohol has played a crucial social, economic, political, and cultural role. Often reserved for politico-religious leaders, alcohol was a...

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The Alphabetic Colonization of Amerindian Oral Ecologies in Early Brazil

Diogo de Carvalho Cabral.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History. 14740 words.

Although it has received less scholarly attention than firearms, microbes, domestic animals and plants, market economy, and statecraft, alphabetic reading and writing was crucial in the...

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Ambivalent Cosmopolites

Amanda B. Moniz.

in From Empire to Humanity

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 5483 words.

Long-standing doubts about universal benevolence came to the fore as the French Revolutionary Wars and the Haitian Revolution destabilized the Atlantic world. Some activists had always...

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America’s Cultural Revolution in Transnational Perspective

Leora Auslander.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Social and Cultural History. 10076 words.

Through their successfully waged war and also by their novel political strategies, eighteenth-century North Americans seeking home rule made history. By systematically organizing around a...

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The American Revolution and a New National Politics

Rosemarie Zagarri.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7605 words.

When the American Revolution was over, citizens of the new nation could not agree about the event's true meaning and the best way to preserve its authentic legacy. After the new federal...

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Appraising Leonardo

Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp and Robert B. Simon.

in Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 10409 words.

Chapter 10 discusses the appraisal of paintings relating to Leonardo and his school in seventeenth-century England and the state of understanding and connoisseurship of the artist at that...

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Aristocrats and Writers

Robert A. Schneider.

in Dignified Retreat

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Intellectual History. 19709 words.

This chapter, building on the last, argues that the motivation for writers to reform French and create a new literary culture largely had to do with their relationship to the Parisian...

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Art and Architecture

T. K. Rabb.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

July 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 12339 words.

This chapter traces the revolution in style and taste that swept over the visual arts as a result of the movement we call the Renaissance. Not only was there a transformation in subject...

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