London S News Press And The Thirty Years War

Author: Jayne E. E. Boys
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843839342
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A topical subject offering interesting parallels between the news revolution in the age of James I and Charles I and our internet age. An important contribution to the history of print and books.

Remaking English Society

Author: Steve Hindle
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1783270179
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Written by leading authorities, the volume can be considered a standard work on seventeenth-century English social history.

The Politics Of Information In Early Modern Europe

Author: Sabrina Alcorn Baron
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134630743
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In its various European contexts, the invention and spread of newspapers in the seventeenth century had a profound effect on early modern culture and politics. While recent research has explored the role of the newspaper in transforming information into ideology in various European countries, this book is the first to bring this work together into a comprehensive and comparative survey.

Chaplains In Early Modern England

Author: Hugh Adlington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526110687
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Chaplains in early modern England: Patronage, literature and religion surveys the roles and significance of chaplains between the late sixteenth and early eighteenth centuries. Chaplains, though often neglected in scholarly accounts of the early modern period, were culturally pivotal figures who made important contributions both to the public sphere and to domestic life throughout the nation. Well-educated and often well-connected, chaplains occupied an ambivalent position within early modern culture: socially subordinate to the patrons who employed them, they nonetheless frequently enjoyed high levels of spiritual, cultural and even political authority. This collection explores both the ambiguities and the opportunities involved in early modern chaplaincy, and also shows how appreciating this complex role can illuminate our understanding of early modern English religious, political and literary cultures. This remarkable volume represents a pioneering collaboration between leading early modern historians and literary scholars. Chapters by Kenneth Fincham, David Crankshaw and Mary Morrissey analyse the legal structures governing the appointment and remit of chaplains and map their roles and functions within early modern England. Case studies by Hugh Adlington, Tom Lockwood, Angus Vine, Christopher Burlinson, Erica Longfellow, William Gibson and Grant Tapsell examine individual chaplains, including discussion both of their more religiously focused activities - serving and advising their patrons, shaping church policy and theology, participating in interconfessional dialogues - and of their more literary and cultural roles, as poets, scribes and editors. This interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to academics and students working on early modern English history, religion and literature.

The Thirty Years War

Author: Cicely Veronica Wedgwood
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590171462
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Europe in 1618 was riven between Protestants and Catholics, Bourbon and Hapsburg--as well as empires, kingdoms, and countless principalities. After angry Protestants tossed three representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of the royal castle in Prague, world war spread from Bohemia with relentless abandon, drawing powers from Spain to Sweden into a nightmarish world of famine, disease, and seemingly unstoppable destruction.

A History Of Civilization Prehistory To 1715

Author: Robin W. Winks
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133898842
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This 2-volume set has become a standard introduction to world history. Volume I covers the period of prehistory to 1765, and Volume II modern history to the present.

War In European History

Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199546193
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A new edition of this brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day, Michael Howard illuminates the way in which warfare has shaped the history of the Continent, its effect on social and political institutions, and the ways in which technological and social change have in turn shaped the way in which wars are fought. This new edition includes a fully updated further reading and a newchapter bringing the story into the twenty-first century, including the invasion of Iraq and the so-called 'War against Terror'.