Growing Old in Early Modern Europe Cultural Representations by Erin Campbell

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  • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,
  • Renaissance art,
  • Social history,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • European - General,
  • Sociology,
  • History,
  • Europe,
  • Older people,
  • Gerontology,
  • Aging,
  • Aging in literature,
  • Social aspects

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Number of Pages217
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ISBN 100754650839
ISBN 109780754650836

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The goal of the twelve essays in this volume, contributed by scholars in the fields of history, literature, art history, and medicine, is to enrich our understanding of cultural discourses on ageing in early modern Europe.

While a number of books examine old age in other eras, and a few touch on the early modern period, this is the first to.

While a number of books examine old age in other eras, and a few touch on the early modern period, this is the first to focus explicitly on representations of ageing in Europe from These studies invite the reader to take a closer look at images of ageing; they show that representations are embedded in specific communities, life.

The goal of the twelve essays in this volume, contributed by scholars in the fields of history, literature, art history, and medicine, is to enrich our understanding of cultural discourses on ageing in early modern Europe.

While a number of books examine old age in other eras, and a few touch on the early modern period, this is the first to. Growing old in early modern Europe: cultural representations. [Erin J Campbell;] appropriation of the anacreontic figure of the old man by Jonson and his 'sons' / Stella Achilleos --Aging at court --Old age in Castiglione's The book of the courtier / Maria Teresa Ricci --Aging the lover.

78 Book Reviews / Journal of Early Modern History 13 () Campbell, Erin (ed.), Growing Old in Early Modern Europe: Cultural Representations (Aldershot: Ashgate, ), pp., $, ISBN 0 9, ISBN 9 6.

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Books; Journals; Additional Products; Titles No Longer Published by Brill; Librarians. Librarians; How to Manage your Online Holdings; Sales Managers and Sales Contacts; Growing Old in Early Modern Europe: Cultural Representations in Journal of Early Modern History. E-ISSN: History of Europe - History of Europe - The emergence of modern Europe, – The 16th century was a period of vigorous economic expansion.

This expansion in turn played a major role in the many other transformations—social, political, and cultural—of the early modern age. By the population in most areas of Europe was increasing after two centuries of decline or stagnation. The history of childhood has been a topic of interest in social history since the highly influential book Centuries of Childhood, published by French historian Philippe Ariès in He argued "childhood" as a concept was created by modern ès studied paintings, gravestones, furniture, and school records.

He found before the 17th-century, Growing Old in Early Modern Europe book were represented as mini-adults. From the intriguing details of how clerks invented new ways to index and catalog the expanding world to the evolution of new perspectives on knowledge and power among philologists and historians, this book provides illuminating vignettes and revealing comparisons about a core technology of governance in early modern Europe.

Belief in and practice of witchcraft in Europe can be traced to classical antiquity and has continuous history during the Middle Ages, culminating in the Early Modern witch hunts and giving rise to the fairy tale and popular culture "witch" stock character of modern times, as well as to the concept of the "modern witch" in Wicca and related movements of contemporary witchcraft.

The concept of cultural history has in the last few decades come to the fore of historical research into early modern Europe. Due in no small part to the pioneering work of Peter Burke, the tools of the Growing Old in Early Modern Europe book historian are now routinely brought to bear on every aspect of history, and have transformed our understanding of the past.

Growing Old in Early Modern Europe: Cultural Representations. Growing Old in Early Modern Europe: Cultural Representations The goal of the twelve essays in this volume, contributed by scholars in the fields of history, literature, art history, and medicine, is to enrich our understanding of cultural discourses on ageing in early modern Europe.

Erin Campbell (ed.), Growing Old in Early Modern Europe: Cultural Representations (Aldershot: Ashgate, ). Tali Berner is a Lecturer at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She is the author of Children and Childhood in Early Modern Ashkenaz (in Hebrew, ).

Lucy Underwood is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK. Her previous publications include Childhood, Youth and Religious Dissent in Post-Reformation England (Palgrave, ). Originally founded by series editors Margaret King and Albert Rabil and the Press in as a modest proposal to make available in English translation perhaps a dozen key texts by women writers who contributed to the development of humanism during the European Renaissance (ca.

), the Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series began publishing books in (shelved 12 times as early-modern-history) avg rating — 1, ratings — published This article provides a comparison of long-term changes in inequality in two key areas of preindustrial Europe: Central-Northern Italy and the Low Countries.

Based on new archival material, we reconstruct regional estimates of economic inequality during – and use them to assess the role of economic growth, social-demographic variables.

General Features. The Early Modern age witnessed the ascent of Western Europe to global political, economic, and technological dominance. This ascent was gradual; only toward the end of the Early Modern age did Western power clearly surpass that of rival civilizations.

Europe's chief rivals were found in the Middle East (Ottoman Empire), South Asia (Mughal Empire), and East Asia (Ming/Qing China). Early modern Europe is the period of European history between the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, roughly the late 15th century to the late 18th ians variously mark the beginning of the early modern period with the invention of moveable type printing in the s, the Fall of Constantinople inthe end of the Wars of the Roses in History of Europe - History of Europe - Changes in government functions: Shifts in the political spectrum and larger issues of industrial society prompted important changes in government functions through the second half of the 19th century.

Mass education headed the list. Building on earlier precedents, most governments in western Europe established universal public schooling in the s and.

Shadow an early modern writer at work and you find yourself not in the valley of the shadow of the book but in a lively province of the past. Intellectual historians can learn a lot when they trace not only the cerebral creation of high ideas, but also the low toil of inky fingers. Books shelved as modern-european-history: The Guns of August by Barbara W.

Tuchman, The First World War by John Keegan, To Hell and Back: Europe This book is far superior to what would seem to be its nearest bookshelf rival - 'Early Modern Europe, ' by Merry E.

Wiesner-Hanks, which perhaps suffers a little from being too bogged down with its strange over-emphasis on gender issues, and perculiar thematic scheme.

I am giving 'Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History' 5 stars because:Reviews:   Drawing on art history, literary studies and social history, the essays in this volume explore a range of intersections between gender and constructions of childhood in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries in Italy, England, France and essays are grouped around the themes of celebration and loss, education and social training, growing up and growing old.

"Food in Early Modern Europe succeeds in sandwiching the culture of food winthin contemporary economic and art theory, showing the integrated and reflective nature of food and consumption within a society.[m]uch needed."-History: Reviews of New Books.

During the early modern period, the predominant model of the body placed great importance on melancholy. It was closely tied to black bile, one of.

For nearly years, the battle for “true” Christianity tore early modern Europe apart. The spiritual divisions created by the Protestant Reformation led to a series of international and domestic conflicts that caused incalculable destruction and tremendous loss of life.

These conflicts ranged from international wars – including the Schmalkaldic War (), the Eighty Years’ War. Contrary to the historiographical commonplace “no Reformation without print” Cultures of Communication examines media in the early modern world through the lens of the period’s religious history.

Looking beyond the emergence of print, this collection of ground-breaking essays highlights the pivotal role of theology in the formation of the early modern cultures of communication. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. Some have claimed in this forum that there wasn't economic growth in early modern Europe: that living standards of the common population didn't improve from to Well, let's review the evidence.

Literacy rates in Europe, from to. The book hammers home what we (especially children) have gained but also suggests what we (and especially children again) might have lost: an important read.' Jane Humphries - University of Oxford ‘Colin Heywoodʼs masterful survey examines important debates and major changes that defined the history of childhood in modern Europe.

This book is an introduction into the way in which Europeans on the Continent and in the British Isles practised memory in the three centuries between and In early modern Europe the past served as a main frame of moral, political, legal, religious, and social reference for people of all walks of life.

Because it mattered so much, it was also hotly contested, and subject to constant. Book Description. A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History not only provides instructors with primary sources of a manageable length and translated into English, it also offers students a concise explanation of their context and meaning.

By covering different areas of early modern life through the lens of contemporaries’ experiences, this book serves as an introduction to the early. They were one of the most frequently eaten foods throughout the early modern period” (27). Necessary, if déclassé, beans were a dietary staple. Europeans were excited to add new world beans, such as green beans, to their diets alongside old world beans such as fava beans, black-eyed peas, peas, chickpeas, and lentils (Albala ).

Based on these papers, the book provides abundant testimony about how one large and important medieval Jewish community dealt with the constant presence of poverty in its midst. Building on S. Goitein's Mediterranean Society and inspired also by research on poverty and charity in medieval and early modern Europe, it provides a clear window.

Gives perspective to the debate over living standards during industrialization by examining health and nutrition over the past years using stature either recorded on military records or inferred from skeletal remains. From an average of cm in the early Middle Ages, the heights of men fell approximately cm, reaching a minimum sometime in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, and.

Praise of this edition: "The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe has become widely regarded as the best introduction to the subject. This fourth edition, incorporating new material and new findings, ensures that the book will continue to be of fundamental importance to students and their tutors as they grapple with this complex historical phenomenon.".

Welcome to all our interviews and book recommendations on ‘early modern history,’ a period defined, at Five Books, as starting with the Renaissance and ending with the French is a very exciting period in history, an era that saw the bloodshed of the Reformation and the religious wars but also the huge advances of the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment.

—Peter H. Wilson, Journal of Early Modern History "A stimulating, dense, and highly readable book."—Stephen Deets, Nationalities Papers "[C]hallenging ideas appear throughout this valuable and impressive work, which will surely spark a great deal of discussion among scholars of early modern politics and international relations.".

Growing Old in Early Modern Europe: Cultural Representations (review) Article in Renaissance Quarterly 60(1) January with 10 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

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Art & Architecture. Renaissance and Baroque Architecture - This site gathers some small images of art and architecture of early modern europe.pp / / Softcover / ISBN / $ (Price includes applicable taxes, Shipping: $ CAD within North America, $ CAD to Europe, and $ CAD to all other International addresses; prices may vary for bulk orders) Edited by Jacqueline Murray The articles in this volume provide an overview of the issues and [ ].The number of books printed in the vernacular would continue to grow exponentially.

Anderson writes, “It has been estimated that in the odd years between the publication of the Gutenberg Bible and the close of the fifteenth century, more t, printed volumes were produced in Europe.

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