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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...

Machiavelli’s Democratic Turn

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Against the common opinion that says that peoples, when they are princes, are varying, mutable, and ungrateful, I affirm that . . . a prince unshackled from the laws will be more ungrateful, varying, and imprudent than a people...

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...

Divination and History: The Necromantic Imagination

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think nowHistory has many cunning passages, contrived corridorsAnd issues, deceives with whispering ambitions,Guides us by vanities. The Oxford English Dictionary discerns two early instances...

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...

James Harrington and the Rule of King People

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This free born nation liveth not upon the dole or bounty of one man but, distributing her annual magistracies and honours with her own hand, is herself King People. [. . .] The people for the rest shall elect their own...

Livy

Jane D. Chaplin

Jane Chaplin is James I. Armstrong Professor of Classics at Middlebury College, VT, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Texts in Context

...Introduction The extract offered here consists of two key parts of Livy’s monumental history of Rome: the Preface to the whole and a crucial turning point in the Second Punic War, his narrative of the Romans’ life-or-death combat...