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Historicizing New Beginnings, 1400–1650

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Renaissance The revival of knowledge of, and interest in, Classical literature, which played a major role in the Renaissance, provided not only information on the Ancient world that helped foster further...

‘. . . κέ παντός του λαου τοῦ χορίου τ(ης) Μάζας…’

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I would like to thank the editor Rembrandt Duits, who also is my life companion, for giving me the opportunity to participate in the pioneering conference of which these proceedings form the published record.The small church dedicated...

Miracles in the margins

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...On 6 July 1484, in the Tuscan town of Prato, a young boy named Jacopino witnessed a fresco of the Virgin Mary miraculously come to life. This chapter is derived from my book in preparation, the research for which I completed...

The Politics of Eschatology: A Short Reading of The Long View

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Sanjay Subrahmanyam is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I am grateful to Cornell Fleischer, Maurice Kriegel, Geoffrey Parker and José Alberto Tavim for bibliographical references, and other aid, over the years that we have discussed issues of political eschatology; and to Henning Trüper...

Johan Huizinga

Wessel Krul

Wessel Krul is Professor Emeritus Modern Cultural History, University of Groningen, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction Johan Huizinga was born in Groningen, the Netherlands, on December 7, 1872. He was educated at the universities of Groningen and Leipzig. His doctorate dates from 1897. After some years as a grammar school teacher, he taught...

Conservatism and Ibn Khaldun

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Group feeling (‘asabiyya’) produces the ability to defend oneself, to offer opposition, to protect oneself, and to press one’s claims. Whoever loses it is too weak to do any of these things. The subject of imposts and taxes belongs...

Material culture without objects

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Increasingly, scientists employing skills beyond documentary analysis are the ones making fundamental historical breakthroughs. As I write, geneticists, physical anthropologists and evolutionary biologists are rewriting the Columbian...

Guicciardini and the Humanist Historians

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Guicciardini’s relation to the tradition of humanist historiography remains problematic despite considerable study over the past thirty years. Early attempts to dissociate Guicciardini were flawed by misunderstanding of the fundamental...

Art and Science in Renaissance and Early Modern Historical Writing

Eileen Ka-May Cheng

Eileen Cheng is Associate Professor in the History Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include the American Revolution and the early American Republic, American and European intellectual history, and historiography. She has published numerous journal articles and one monograph - The Plain and Noble Garb of Truth: Nationalism and Impartiality in American Historical Writing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historiography: An Introductory Guide

Bloomsbury Continuum, 2012

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...The period from the Renaissance to the early seventeenth century was a time of great change for Europe, bringing with it not only the cultural changes associated with the Renaissance, but also the Scientific Revolution and the colonization...

Barefoot Boy Makes Good

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...The notion of greatness, unlike those of goodness or wickedness or talent or beauty, is not a mere characteristic of individuals in a more or less private context, but is, as we ordinarily use it, directly connected with social...