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  sociology - Early modern Europe
The early modern period is a term used by historians to refer to the period in Western Europe and its first colonies, between the Middle Ages and modern society.
Therefore the term "early modern" usually applies to the period from the late 15th to the early 18th Century during which these developments were at a formative stage.
The expression "early modern" is often, and incorrectly, used as a substitute for the term Renaissance.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Early_modern_age   (408 words)

  Early modern Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The early modern period is characterized by the rise to importance of science and increasingly rapid technological progress, secularized civic politics and the nation state.
The beginning of the early modern period is not clear-cut, but is generally accepted to be in the late 15th century or early 16th century.
The expression "early modern" is sometimes, and incorrectly, used as a substitute for the term Renaissance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_modern_Europe   (647 words)

 Early Modern Culture in a Comprehensive Digital Library
Where good early modern printed indices are available and the significance of the work justifies the expense, these should be carefully transcribed and linked with the appropriate pages of text.
Since the digitization of early modern books is most widely disseminated in the European Union, this work is well suited to the EU i2010 initiative.
Our work with early modern materials documents concrete decisions to collect sources that are of interest not only for their own sake but also because they shed light on the collection as a whole.
www.dlib.org /dlib/march06/schibel/03schibel.html   (3313 words)

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Early Modern England 1485-1714 is the first new survey of the Tudor-Stuart period in a quarter century.
The nature of domestic violence in the early modern period was of vital importance not only to individuals but...
For a long time the historical study of early modern women seemed destined to be confined to the domestic sphere.
www.lycos.com /info/early-modern-england.html   (682 words)

 Early modern Europe
The early modern period is a term used by historians to refer to the period in Western Europe and its first colonies which spans the time between the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution that has created modern society.
The early modern period is characterized by the rise to importance of science and increasingly rapid technological progress, secularized civic politics and the nation state.
The beginning of the early modern period is not clear-cut, but is generally accepted to be in the late 15th century or early 16th century.
www.sophielouisewells.co.uk /art_text7.html   (592 words)

 Special Program in Early Modern Science & Philosophy - Department of History and Philosophy of Science
The program in early modern science and philosophy is intended to allow students interested in this period to develop their talents through a wide variety of seminars, informal discussions, and the availability of research materials.
She studies medieval and early modern political and legal institutions of England and the European continent, concentrating in particular on the growth of common law, canon law, and Roman law as well as representative government.
Early modern British history in European contexts (in particular the impact upon English development of the United Provinces); the history of political thought from Plato to the Enlightenment; English republicanism; perceptions of the physical environment (especially land and sea) and their relationship to national self-perception.
www.pitt.edu /~hpsdept/grad/AOC/early_mod_conc.html   (752 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Overview: Early Modern
Recently, historians in their periodization of Jewish history have come to refer to this gradual process as the "early modern" period.
Most scholars agree that modern times are signaled by the appearance of certain new characteristics of individual and communal Jewish life.
The causes and characteristics of modernity are complex.
www.myjewishlearning.com /history_community/Modern/EarlyModern.htm   (582 words)

 John Richards' Indian and World
From the late fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries--for convenience 1500 to 1800-- of our present era human societies shared in and were affected by several world-wide processes of change unprecedented in their scope and intensity.
The term early modern is merely an attempt to capture the reality of rapid, massive change in the way humans organized themselves and interacted with other human beings and with the natural world.
Early modern states confronted with the greatly increased costs of firearms turned their attention to improving their tax assessment and collection.
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic/countries/india/JohnRichards'Indian.html   (4009 words)

 EMW - About
This project, the Early Modern Workshop in early modern Jewish history, seeks to establish both the singularities of the early modern period and longer lines of development from the medieval period and into the modern age of the history of the Jews as an inseparable part of the general history.
Through the Early Modern Workshop, we plan to examine developments in all aspects of early modern Jewish life in order to deepen our understanding of their significance.
Our central aim remains, however, to establish a broad framework for the study of early modern Jewish history and to involve all those engaged in research on the field in a lively and ongoing academic discussion.
www.earlymodern.org /about   (527 words)

 The Early Modern English Dictionaries Database (EMEDD)
By combining full texts of early dictionaries written over 160 years by lexicographers with varying purposes, the Early Modern English Dictionaries Database (EMEDD) is a reference work for English of the Renaissance period.
Lexical indeterminacy observed in the period (the frequent inability of modern lexicographers to detect precise senses, and their omission of citations of that kind in their examples) is consistent with this theory.
The late Jürgen Schäfer, in Early Modern English Lexicography (1989), surveyed 133 English glossaries from 1480 to 1640 (the only dictionaries he touched are the small ones by Cawdrey, Bullokar and Cockeram) and developed from them 5,000 entries that add to or correct the OED.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /english/emed/emedd.html   (3405 words)

 Mapping Early Modern Worlds
Early in the sixteenth century, editions of Ptolemy began to incorporate maps reflecting new discoveries.
Although Ortelius was the first to publish a modern atlas, Gerard Mercator was the first to use the word "atlas" to refer to a collection of maps in a volume.
His Britannia (1675), issued first in a large folio edition and later in pocket-book size, was the ancestor of the modern road map, designed for those travelers eager to leave the comfort of their homes and brave the dangers of the road.
www.folger.edu /html/exhibitions/mapping_early_modern   (2217 words)

 eHistLing - Early Modern English
The Early Modern English period saw the continuation of this process and the increasing social status of English as an effect of printing and other far-reaching social, political, religious, and cultural changes in the Renaissance.
The period to define the historical context of Early Modern English is the Renaissance.
In England, this movement towards modern science was fuelled by the highly influential works of the philosopher and empiricist Francis Bacon, the physician William Harvey, or the physicist Isaac Newton.
www.ehistling-pub.meotod.de /01_lec04.php   (3303 words)

 Evolution of Modern Humans:  Early Modern Homo sapiens
The first fossils of early modern humans to be identified were found in 1868 in a 27,000-23,000 year old rock shelter site near the village of Les Eyzies
By 115,000 years ago, early modern humans had expanded their range to South Africa and into Southwest Asia shortly after 100,000 years ago.
Unless modern human remains dating to 200,000 years ago or earlier are found in Europe or East Asia, it would seem that the replacement model better explains the fossil data for those regions.
anthro.palomar.edu /homo2/mod_homo_4.htm   (2775 words)

 UCSB Department of English: Early Modern Studies Specialization
Students are encouraged to consult with Early Modern faculty members in selecting their courses.
Early Modern courses required for the English major, with the exception of Shakespeare (for example, English 101 or 102) may not count toward the Early Modern Specialization.
Purpose: The Early Modern Center at UCSB mobilizes the English department's strength in sixteenth- through eighteenth-century studies, which is maintained by eleven faculty in the field.The Center provides a specially-constructed space (consisting of a seminar area, resource library, and networked computers) that promotes collaborative research and teaching.
www.english.ucsb.edu /undergrad/specializations/early-modern/index.asp   (548 words)

 Early Modern Philosophy
The Modern period in Western philosophy is an era sandwiched between the Renaissance in Europe and the last half of the nineteenth century.
Its scope and shape were profoundly affected by the cultural and intellectual currents that preceded it and in one way or another, the disparate strands of contemporary philosophy are all either descendants of it or reactions against it.
Most of the philosophers we will look at thought of their views on those topics as outgrowths of the epistemological and metaphysical accounts they offered, so this course can be thought of as a grounding in the details that underlie those other views.
www.kzoo.edu /phil/wolf/modern/mod03A.html   (1445 words)

 Early Modern Studies Committee
This urban and architectural study of Aleppo, a center of early modern global trade, drew upon archival and narrative texts, architectural evidence, and contemporary theoretical discussions of the relation between imperial ideology, urban patterns and rituals, and architectural form.
The emphasis of his research and publications are studies of architectural theory, the architecture of the modern, the 18th century, and investigation of special problems of architectural drawing, architectural typology, and ephemeral architecture.
Yoko Tawada was born in Tokyo in 1960 and was educated at Waseda University and the University of Hamburg.
www.earlymod.psu.edu /upcoming.html   (1076 words)

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Each weekly session will take up a different work of modern historical scholarship as it relates to issues or problems of the European encounter with the New World, the Reformation controversies, the scientific revolution, the military revolution, the absolutist state, the evolution of the nobility, and the Enlightenment.
The word ‘profession’ as it was employed in the early modern period implies an ideology.
It was the peculiar impact of American circumstances on political forms and ideas emanating from the metropolitan culture of Britain that determined the shape of public institutions in the United States.36 But this pan-Atlantic British system of the early modern period cannot be understood in isolation from certain other large systems of the time.
www.lycos.com /info/early-modern-england--early-modern-period.html   (766 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
The great diversity of available sources for use in modern history classes requires that selections be made with great care - since virtually unlimited material is available.
To present a diversity of source material in modern European, American, and Latin American history, as well as a significant amount of materal pertinent to world cultures and global studies.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook.html   (951 words)

 scribblingwoman: early modern Archives
Really stretching the limits of the "early modern": Mary Mark Ockerbloom alerts us to Diplomatic Difficulties, a new selection of texts at A Celebration of Women Writers which focuses on "women who were first-hand observers or direct participants in the diplomatic process."
I will be hosting an early modern edition of Carnivalesque on the Dec. 16/17 weekend.
Of particular interest to me is Early Modern Culture, in issue 4 of which can be found "The Case of Moll Frith" by Natasha Korda, and Early Modern Literary Studies, which published a special issue on Margaret Cavendish.
www.unbsj.ca /arts/english/jones/mt/archives/early_modern   (3568 words)

 EMC - The Early Modern Center
he Early Modern Center at UCSB mobilizes the English department's strength in sixteenth- through eighteenth-century studies, which is maintained by eleven faculty in the field.
The Center creates courses around innovative annual themes; supervises the department's undergraduate specialization in Early Modern Studies; organizes colloquia and conferences; produces an online gallery of images and archive of internet resources; maintains a bookshelf of rare books in its library and critical reviews on its website; and offers a graduate student assistantship each year.
The Early Modern Center Gallery is a featured resource of the center, containing reproductions of many important period images in thumbnail, browser, and large high-quality sizes.
emc.english.ucsb.edu   (521 words)

 Examining the OED - Early Modern
However, a leading investigator of Early Modern English lexis has stated that 'The growth spurt in the English vocabulary centred on 1600 is almost certainly an artefact of the method used by the OED rather than a historical fact' (Bailey 1985: 210 n.
From early on the period proved a popular one with readers: the first edition of Murray's Appeal noted in 1879 that 'the later sixteenth-century literature is fairly done' (by contrast, 'the seventeenth century, with so many more writers, naturally shows still more unexplored territory').
Jurgen Schäfer's Early Modern English Lexicography (1989) examines around 130 sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century monolingual printed glossaries, some 90 of which were also sources for OED quotations and/or listed in the OED bibliography, and demonstrates that OED recorded their words and senses partially and inconsistently: Schäfer lists c.
oed.hertford.ox.ac.uk /main/content/view/92/236   (1199 words)

 Early Modern Philosophy
The Early Modern period of philosophy has its origins in the 16th and 17th centuries, and reaches its high point in the works of late 18th-century thinkers.
Our aim will be not only to understand the specific points these philosophers were trying to make, but also to see how their views have profoundly influenced ours on a variety of issues, particularly those problems concerning the nature of reality, mind and matter, and science and knowledge.
Also, you can show how the work of the early modern thinkers influenced, relates to, etc., the work of other philosophers or areas of human endeavor (arts, sciences, etc.).
course1.winona.edu /eslowik/early.htm   (2121 words)

 MA in Early Modern History : History : University of Sussex
The MA in Early Modern History draws on the range of expertise in early modern history at Sussex to offer a carefully constructed programme of compulsory courses from English, British, European and American history.
The goal is to encourage and enable graduate students to orientate their own research to the current debates and to acquire the theoretical and methodological perspectives necessary to contribute to that debate.
The purpose of this course is to give students a thematic introduction to the literature of politics and religion and their interrelationships in early modern Europe.
www.sussex.ac.uk /history/1-2-4-2.html   (1493 words)

 Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submission of essays related to women and gender covering the years 1400 to 1700.
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal is sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Department of Women's Studies, and the Department of English at the University of Maryland, the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.
The EMWJ Board of Advisors unites elected representatives from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and the Planning Committee of the Attending to Early Modern Women symposium.
www.emwjournal.umd.edu /submissions.shtml   (271 words)

 Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies
Het Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies is een gezamenlijk initiatief van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam en Bibliotheek Rotterdam.
Het Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies bundelt binnen de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR) de expertise op het gebied van de vroegmoderne tijd die aanwezig is aan de Faculteiten Historische en Kunstwetenschappen, Rechtsgeleerdheid, Sociale Wetenschappen en Wijsbegeerte.
Het Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies ontplooit en co├Ârdineert activiteiten die noodzakelijk zijn voor het behoud en het benutten van dit rijke culturele erfgoed.
www.erasmus.org   (849 words)

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