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  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_period   (634 words)

 Early Modern period
The Early Modern Period is a term used by historians to refer to the transitional period in Western Europe between the Middle Ages and modern society.
The latter is assumed to be characterised by the importance of science, technological progress, secular civic politics and capitalist economics, all monitored by the nation state.
The term 'Early Modern', then, applies to the period from the fifteenth to the early eighteenth century when these developments were in the process of formation.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ea/Early_Modern.html   (100 words)

 Women in World History : MODULE 4
An intriguing commonalty also exists which justifies the use of the term “early modern” in a global perspective: most civilizations across the globe during the period—whether consciously or unconsciously—looked to their respective pasts as a golden age, and therefore embraced tradition as the cornerstone of society.
The term "early modern" was coined by scholars of European history to label the four centuries from approximately 1400 to 1800 C.E.—the period from the Renaissance to the French Revolution.
The early modern emphasis on tradition is perhaps clearest in the history of women during this period, as at the core of each culture was an ingrained patriarchy dating back thousands of years.
chnm.gmu.edu /wwh/modules/lesson4/lesson4.php?s=0   (851 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)

Periodisation is something like a label/sticker you give to a period to know what we are talking about, not more than that.
I don't really see much sense in talking about "Early Modern China", because they have the Ming dynasty from early in the 14th century, and then they have the great break, the time of troubles and the new dynasty in the middle of the 17th century, and then it goes to 1911.
In the case of Japan, you've got the European impact on Japan in the early and mid-16th century, but then you've got the famous closing of the country, and then it is the eighteen-fifties, eighteen-sixties are the next decisive dates in Japanese history, around 1800 doesn't mean anything, it's just the middle of the Tokagawa-dynasty.
www.univie.ac.at /Neuzeit/eBurke.htm   (2273 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)

 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Overview: Early Modern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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)

 IV. The Early Modern Period, 1500-1800. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
During the early modern period, the context of human affairs was changing dramatically.
Despite setbacks in Europe, Spain's overseas empire remained intact as the largest in the Western Hemisphere until the early 19th century.
By the early 18th century, the military power and centralized absolutism of the Russian Empire brought the superiority of nomadic cavalry to an end and the Eurasian steppes into the ecumene.
www.bartleby.com /67/575.html   (989 words)

 Early Modern France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Early Modern France is the portion of French history that falls in the early modern period from the end of the 15th century to the end of the 18th century (or from the French Renaissance to the eve of the French Revolution).
During this period France evolved from a feudal country to an increasingly centralized state (albeit with many regional differences) organized around a powerful absolute monarchy which relied on the doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings and the explicit support of the established Church.
During this period, France expanded to nearly its modern territorial form through the acquisition of Picardy, Burgundy, Anjou, Maine, Provence, Brittany, Franche-Comté, Flanders, Navarre, Roussillon, the Duchy of Lorraine, Alsace and Corsica.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_Modern_France   (2370 words)

 Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities fellows program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This debate is carried out in terms of defining ourselves as ambivalent toward a modern age and looking at the early ambivalence that may have been embedded in the concept of the modern during the very time when people had a conception of themselves as living in a new and different age.
There is a strange sense of resemblance between the early modern and the postmodern, especially in certain discursive domains having to do with subjectivity; for instance, the discourses about sexuality in the early modern period are similar to certain discourses of sexuality now emerging as postmodern.
Examining such modern period, we may miss points of intersection suggesting some different and equally in that the early modern could be an interesting points about this important source of information historical era.
www.vanderbilt.edu /rpw_center/visual.htm   (3754 words)

 Course Syllabus
The religious earthquake unleashed by Martin Luther not only shattered the religious unity of Medieval civilization, but its aftershocks continued to rattle European society for most of the 16th and 17th centuries and are still continuing to be felt to this day.
The Renaissance and Reformation were two of the most important movements that shaped the Early Modern period, and taken together they certainly can be seen as marking the end of the Middle Ages.
This development was critical stepping stone towards the formation of the emergence of industrial societies later in the modern period.
www.columbia.edu /itc/history/plaa/course_syllabus.html   (968 words)

 Early Modern - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Research interests span the British revolutions of the period, riot and revolt, the political culture and discourse of the period, European popular culture, Enlightenment historiography, Spain and its colonies, and East Anglian history.
In addition the early modern period is very well supported in the library and through other resources, such as Early English Books Online, which offers access to over 125,000 printed titles of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The third is a JISC funded MA in the History of early Modern Political Discourse 1500-1800, taught jointly with Hull.
www.uea.ac.uk /his/research/earlymodern.shtml   (612 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)

 Early Modern Thought   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This website showcases the wide range of scholars at this university who are actively engaged in the study of the early modern period.
The early modern period spans from roughly 1540 to 1730.
It is the era in which modern science was born, the era which produced Shakespeare and Milton, Galileo and Descartes, Rembrandt and Bach.
www.arts.usyd.edu.au /research_projects/emt/index.html   (144 words)

 Mellon Workshop on Early Modern Jewish History
The early modern period has been generally treated by European historians as a period of rapid change.
The increasing power of the centralized state, the invention and spread of printing, new economic forms and ideologies, changed demographic patterns, and significant improvements in communications and transportation have all been noted and linked to new patterns of cultural activity, the intensification of social discipline, and changing formulations of identity.
This is intended as the first in a series of international workshops devoted to explorations of early modern Jewish history.
mteter.web.wesleyan.edu /Mellon.htm   (485 words)

 Group for Early Modern Studies
Arizona Early Music Society (AEMS) organizes concerts featuring music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods performed by early music specialists on period instruments; AEMS hosts an annual series that brings internationally-famous musicians and ensembles to Tucson as well as Hausmusik, concerts by local early music specialists in a more informal setting.
Musica Sonora, directed by Christina Jarvis, is a Tucson ensemble specializing in early music, with vocal and instrumental repertoire spanning the 13th to the 17th centuries.
Early American history, from the colonial period to the early republic, documented by colonial records, published state archives, historical society papers, county and town histories, newspapers and periodicals, missionary accounts, travel literature, diaries, sermons, hymns, and historical monographs, featuring pamphlets from the French and Indian War and material on the Hudson Bay Company;
www.ic.arizona.edu /ic/mcbride/gems/gems.htm   (1874 words)

 Early Modern Period (1300-1550)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The arrival of the Early Modern Period brought the period of the Minnesanger to an end, however German Literature continued to develop and flourish.
Literature of this period was very different than that of the previous.
This was was mainly due to the decline of knighthood and the rise of the middle class.
usd.edu /~Eric.J.Mosterd/deutsch/literatur/projekt/early-modern.html   (333 words)

For a greater portion of the Middle English period (M.E.) French (Fr.) was the governing vernacular of England.
At the open of the EModE period, a common complaint made by many intellectuals was that the English vernacular was insufficient to express the abstract ideas and the range of thought embodied in the ancient languages (Latin and Greek).
loans from the opening of the period to approximately the Restoration reveal that both of the aforementioned motives for borrowing are valid.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~cpercy/courses/6362Jurcic1.htm   (2770 words)

 History 207 Syllabus
During the early modern period, defined as extending from the 15th to the 18th centuries, the level and intensity of contacts among different regions of the world increased exponentially over earlier periods.
While the industrial revolution and the global imperialism that followed the early modern period transformed the world, many of the contours of the contemporary scene, including the economic, religious and ethnic framework of modern world politics, first took shape in the period before 1800.
This requires an examination of several major theoretical problems, a consideration of the models of analysis that are currently in discussion (and in several cases, still evolving rapidly), and the reading of exemplary studies that highlight certain characteristic themes in the study of global history.
faculty.ucr.edu /~rhead/earlymod/207syll.html   (1195 words)

 Amazon.ca: Japan in Print: Information and Nation in the Early Modern Period: Books: Mary Elizabeth Berry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A quiet revolution in knowledge separated the early modern period in Japan from all previous time.
After 1600, self-appointed investigators used the model of the land and cartographic surveys of the newly unified state to observe and order subjects such as agronomy, medicine, gastronomy, commerce, travel, and entertainment.
While historians have known that early modern Japan produced maps, for example, no one has heretofore compared them to their medieval predecessors or examined them for what they say about an emerging Japanese cartographic imagination.
www.amazon.ca /Japan-Print-Information-Nation-Period/dp/0520237668   (558 words)

 Early Modern
A digital library of text and information about people, places and businesses from the medieval and early modern period, built by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust.
Early English Prose Fiction: Over 200 complete works in fictional prose from the period 1500-1700.
The 350-plus poems range from satire to invective to anti-libels, and throw new light on literary and political culture in Enlgand in the decades from the accession of King James I to the outbreak of the English Civil War.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/hasrg/abhist/brithist/earlymodern.html   (1867 words)

 Handout Early Modern 2004
In a paper of approximately two pages (600 words), compare the overall theme that the two writers have ascribed to the Early Modern Period in Jewish history and outline what kind of sources they will have to "privilege" or emphasize, and what kind they will have to dowplay or ignore.
You might ask whether the author focused on continuity or change in the period, what the writer's attitude was towards tradition, or whether the writer thought the period was one of progress or regression.
Note that material on the early modern period is often to be found in lists devoted to the modern period.
www.history.umd.edu /Faculty/BCooperman/EarlyMod/HandoutEarMod2004.html   (1907 words)

 Literature in Irish - The Early Modern Period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Following the social and political changes brought about by the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in 1169, there begins what is called the EARLY MODERN or CLASSICAL MODERN period in Irish language and literature.
Much of the professional poets’ verse consists of eulogies to their aristocratic patrons, but there is also a substantial body of extant religious and personal poetry.
In the Early Modern period much narrative and pious matter was adapted from external sources, mainly from French and English, and love poetry in the amour courtois genre was very successfully practised by professional poets and by members of the aristocracy.
www.ireland-information.com /reference/modern.html   (402 words)

 The verie height
By the Early Modern Period (the English "Renaissance"), spelling had become far more fixed, at least in part because of the introduction of printing by William Caxton in 1476.
By 1640, over 20,000 titles in English--counting pamphlet-sized works as well as hefty books--had appeared in print: works that appealed to a broad range of social classes and tastes (it is estimated that between one-third to one-half of the population of London in Shakespeare's day were literate).
The expansion of the English lexicon (vocabulary) during this period was to generate considerable controversy.
wiz.cath.vt.edu /hel/helmod/ren.html   (2022 words)

 The Early Modern Period: The Online Library of Liberty
The Early Modern Period lasted from the late 16th century through to the early 18th century.
His contribution to modern science is aptly described as the "Newtonian revolution." Newton’s best known contribution to science is in the field of mechanics and is described in his famous work Principia (1687), which explains the laws governing the motion of physical objects.
Samuel Pufendorf was born in Saxony in 1632, the son of a Lutheran clergyman.
oll.libertyfund.org /Home3/Groups.php?Group=21   (1834 words)

 long_damrosch_britlit_2|Student Resources|The Early Modern Period|Perspectives
As the title of this section suggests, autobiographical writing in early modern England was tied to religious experience, the individual, and the act of reckoning.
From a royalist family, she tells in the early part of her story how her mother protected herself and her daughter from Scots soldiers who wanted to be quartered in their home.
Most married women of the early modern period were pregnant during most of their adult lives, and they often died in childbirth, as did their infants.
wps.ablongman.com /long_damrosch_britlit_2/0,6737,199718-,00.html   (8587 words)

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