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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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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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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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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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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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Asian Connections and Chinese Comparisons

R. Bin Wong.

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

July 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Asian History. 9407 words.

Many of early modern Europe’s connections to Asia were commercial in nature, in contrast to the colonial relations forged by Europeans in the Americas. This chapter considers the ways in...

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Authority and Popular Resistance

Samuel K. Cohn,.

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

July 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 11340 words.

Divisions between Marxist and non-Marxist historians have fuelled debate of late medieval and early modern popular protest over the past fifty years. Yet, an underlying consensus has arisen...

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Belief and its Limits

Mack P. Holt.

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. 13726 words.

‘Belief and its Limits’ outlines five major themes: (1) the transformation started by the Protestant and Catholic reformations of the sixteenth century that refashioned the way most people...

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Black but Human

Carmen Fracchia.

in 'Black but Human'

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 10798 words.

I address the origins of the proverb ‘Black but Human’ that emerged from the Afro-Hispanic oral tradition and the ways in which colour and social status are compounded. There is documentary...

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'Black but Human'

Carmen Fracchia.

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History. 256 pages.

The African presence in imperial Spain, of between 10-15 per cent of the population, was due to the institutionalization of the transatlantic slave trade that brought between seven- to...

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The Bohemian Reformations

Howard Louthan.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Protestant Reformations

December 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: European History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 10620 words.

The article examines religious changes in Bohemia and Moravia from the age of Emperor Charles IV (1346–1378) through the first half of the seventeenth century. It begins by considering the...

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The Calm Centre

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. 5115 words.

Chapter 2 opens the second section of the book, where the painting and its place in Leonardo’s body of work is considered. This chapter, on Leonardo and the ineffable, considers the way...

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‘Capitanus Stone’

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. 4598 words.

Chapter 13 examines the administration of the Commonwealth Sale and the identity and political activities of Capt. John Stone, leader of the Sixth Dividend, to whom a Salvator Mundi attribu...

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The Cartographic Emergence of Europe?

Valerie A. Kivelson.

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. 13129 words.

Like any human construct, Europe had to be imagined into being. It emerged gradually as an idea, a place, a people, and a culture, from its first appearance in ancient texts through its...

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