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‘A Conversable Knowledge’

John Gallagher.

in Learning Languages in Early Modern England

August 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Social and Cultural History. 24857 words.

This chapter considers language-learning in educational travel. Early modern English elites placed great emphasis on the educational value of travel, and saw the study and practice of...

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‘A Peece of Christ done by Leonardo’ and ‘A lords figure. in halfe.’

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. 6117 words.

Chapter 7 opens the third section of the book, which discusses the collecting and reception of Leonardo da Vinci in Stuart Britain. The chapter summarizes the key documentation, placing it...

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‘A Pitiable Sight’

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. 4670 words.

Chapter 11 considers access to Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi in England c. 1630–50. It proposes that the painting was inaccessible in the queen’s private apartments in the 1630s, which accounts...

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Abascal and the Problem of Letters in Peru, 1806–1816

Mónica Ricketts.

in Who Should Rule?

October 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of the Americas. 13700 words.

The focus turns to Peru in this chapter, which offers an ideal case study for understanding the power struggles between the royal military and the republic of letters. One of the most...

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The Absolutist Mirror

Susan Mokhberi.

in The Persian Mirror

January 2020; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Middle Eastern History. 6678 words.

The visit of Mohammad Reza Beg in 1715 raised connections between the Safavid and Bourbon crowns. After the death of Louis XIV, Persia took on a different meaning under the new French...

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Adaptation

Jane E. Mangan.

in Transatlantic Obligations

February 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 10426 words.

Chapter 5 begins with a discussion of indigenous family practices in Lima and Arequipa, such as indigenous marriage and dowries. It goes on to argue that many urban families in the...

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The African Americans’ Revolution

Gary B. Nash.

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); Military History. 11880 words.

The American Revolution played an important role in African Americans' quest for freedom. It marked the first mass rebellion by slaves in American history, gave rise to the first civil...

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After the Original: Hollar and Leonardo’s Salvator

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. 6650 words.

Chapter 12 reviews the Bohemian artist Wencelaus Hollar’s 1650 etching of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi, which, he stated, was made from the original painting. Can we identify Hollar’s model,...

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Against All Odds

Susan Mokhberi.

in The Persian Mirror

January 2020; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Middle Eastern History. 11373 words.

Attempts at diplomatic outreach encouraged France’s connection to Persia in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The descriptions of the French embassy to Persia between 1706...

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Agents and Powers

Bianca Premo.

in The Enlightenment on Trial

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of the Americas. 13016 words.

This chapter provides a synchronic overview of the papers, procedures, and payments associated with civil litigation in the eighteenth-century Spanish empire, with special attention to the...

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