Released on 1997Categories History

Urban Decline in Early Modern Germany

Urban Decline in Early Modern Germany

Author: Terence McIntosh

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807850632

Category: History

Page: 348

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During the Middle Ages, southwest Germany was one of the most prosperous areas of central Europe, but the Thirty Years' War brought devastating social and economic dislocation to the region. Focusing on the town of Schw bisch Hall, Terence McIntosh explor
Released on 2006Categories Biography

The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650

The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650

Author: Cathal J. Nolan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313337349

Category: Biography

Page: 634

View: 834

Offers a variety of entries on the cultural, military, and political history, as well as geography, biography, and philosophy, of this period. This work also offers detailed information on the major events, places, battles, figures, technologies, and ideas behind six centuries of global conflicts.
Released on 2016-02-11Categories History

Urban Societies in East-Central Europe, 1500–1700

Urban Societies in East-Central Europe, 1500–1700

Author: Jaroslav Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317003403

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 980

Whilst much has been written about early modern urban history, the majority of this work has focussed on Western Europe with relatively little available in English on towns and cities in the former communist East. However, in recent years urban scholars have increasingly looked to a much more inclusive picture of Europe that compares and contrasts development across the whole continent. Dealing primarily with Bohemia, Hungary and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, this book provides an insight into a number of key issues concerning the economic, social and demographic trends in early modern East-Central European urban history. Taking a supra-national perspective, across a long time span, it examines the effects of migration, Reformation, state building and economic change on the transformation of medieval urban communities into early modern societies. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, particularly the registers of new citizens kept by many towns and cities, a fascinating picture of urban development and social structure is reconstructed that not only tells us much about East-Central Europe, but adds to our knowledge of the whole continent.
Released on 2010Categories History

Forging Urban Solidarities

Forging Urban Solidarities

Author: Charles L. Wilkins

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004169074

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 970

As with most empires of the Early Modern period (1500-1800), the Ottomans mobilized human and material resources for warmaking on a scale that was vast and unprecedented. The present volume examines the direct and indirect effects of warmaking on Aleppo, an important Ottoman administrative center and Levantine trading city, as the empire engaged in multiple conflicts, including wars with Venice (1644-69), Poland (1672-76) and the Hapsburg Empire (1663-64, 1683-99). Focusing on urban institutions such as residential quarters, military garrisons, and guilds, and using intensively the records of local law courts, the study explores how the routinization of direct imperial taxes and the assimilation of soldiers to civilian life challenged and reshaped the city s social and political order.
Released on 2010-04-26Categories History

War and Society in Early Modern Europe

War and Society in Early Modern Europe

Author: Both Are Senior Lecturers in History Frank Tallett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134720200

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 887

War and Society in Early Modern Europe takes a fresh approach to military history. Rather than looking at tactics and strategy, it aims to set warfare in social and institutional contexts. Focusing on the early-modern period in western Europe, Frank Tallett gives an insight into the armies and shows how warfare had an impact on different social groups, as well as on the economy and on patterns of settlement.
Released on 2019-03-11Categories History

War, State, and Society in Liège

War, State, and Society in Liège

Author: Roeland Goorts

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789462701311

Category: History

Page: 418

View: 684

Small power diplomacy in seventeenth century Europe War, State and Society in Liège is a fascinating case study of the consequences of war in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège and touches upon wider issues in early modern history, such as small power diplomacy in the seventeenth century and during the Nine Years’ War. For centuries, the small semi-independent Holy Roman Principality of Liège succeeded in preserving a non-belligerent role in European conflicts. During the Nine Years’ War (1688–1697), however, Liège’s leaders had to abolish the practice of neutrality. For the first time in its early modern history, the Prince-Bishopric had to raise a regular army, reconstruct ruined defence structures, and supply army contributions in both money and material. The issues under discussion in War, State and Society in Liège offer the reader insight into how Liège politically protected its powerful institutions and how the local elite tried to influence the interplay between domestic and external diplomatic relationships.
Released on 2007-02-12Categories History

European Warfare in a Global Context, 1660–1815

European Warfare in a Global Context, 1660–1815

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134159222

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 491

This original book presents a global approach to eighteenth century warfare. Emphasis is placed on the importance of conflict in the period and the capacity for decisiveness in impact and development in method. Through this Jeremy Black extends the view beyond land to naval conflict. European Warfare in a Global Context offers a comparative approach, in the sense of considering Western developments alongside those elsewhere, furthermore it puts emphasis on conflict between Western and non-western powers. This approach necessarily reconsiders developments within the West, but also offers a shift in emphasis from standard narrative of the latter. This book is the ideal study of warfare for all students.
Released on 1994-06-01Categories History

Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Volume 1 Structures and Assertions

Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Volume 1 Structures and Assertions

Author: Thomas Brady

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004391659

Category: History

Page:

View: 443

This work presents the state of our knowledge about the grand themes of European history in this era. It brings together the best scholarship into an array of topical chapters that present our current knowledge and thinking in ways useful to the specialist and accessible for students and the educated non-specialist. The articles are written by a distinguished international group of leading scholars in the field.
Released on 2021-08-31Categories History

Early Modern European Society

Early Modern European Society

Author: Henry Kamen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300262506

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 976

A new edition of a seminal work—one that explores crucial changes within Europe from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century The early modern period was one of profound change in Europe. It was witness to the development of science, religious reformation, and the birth of the nation state. As Europeans explored the world—looking to Asia and the Americas for new peoples and lands—their societies grew and adapted. Eminent historian Henry Kamen explores in depth the issues that most affected those living in early modern Europe—from leisure, work, and migration to religion, gender, and discipline—and the way in which population change impacted the aristocracy, the bourgeoisie, and the poor. The third edition of this pioneering study includes new and updated material on gender, religion, and population movement. Richly illustrated, this is essential reading for all those interested in early modern European society.
Released on 2013-10-31Categories History

The Waning of Major War

The Waning of Major War

Author: Raimo Vayrynen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135320188

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 737

This book is a systematic effort by leading international scholars to map the trends in major-power warfare and explore whether it is waxing or waning. The main point of departure is that major-power war as a historical institution is in decline. This does not mean, though, that wars between states are in general disappearing. While there is some convergence in the conclusions by individual authors, they are by no means unanimous about the trend. The articles explore different causes and correlates of the declining trend in major-power warfare, including the impact of the international structure, nuclear weapons, international law, multilateral institutions, sovereignty and value changes.