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  Early Modern Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Early Modern Britain" is a term used to define the period in the history of Great Britain roughly corresponding to the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
Major historical events in Early Modern British history include the English Renaissance, the English Reformation and Scottish Reformation, the English Civil War, the Restoration of Charles II, the Glorious Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
Some scholars date the beginning of Early Modern Britain to the end of the Wars of the Roses and the crowning of Henry Tudor in 1485 after his victory at the battle of Bosworth Field.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_Modern_Britain   (647 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   (642 words)

 Reviews in History:
But even in the early sixteenth century change was afoot, the four key elements of which were the emergence of the yeomanry, the enclosure of land and conversion to pasture farming, the spread of industry in the countryside and the restructuring of the urban system.
Most were small in the early sixteenth century, and probably smaller than most historians believe, but they were neither squalid nor congested at this date: if they were particularly vulnerable to plague — the frequency of serious outbreaks of which should not be overstated — this was due to their central place functions.
By the early seventeenth century famine, as revealed by research to date, appears to have largely disappeared from the south, but crises of subsistence were still known in the north-west.
www.history.ac.uk /reviews/paper/gooseN.html   (4611 words)

 Faculty of History: Academic Staff: Subject Groups: Early Modern History
The Early Modern Subject Group welcomes you to be fascinated by facts and artefacts relating to this extraordinary period in history, and to explore the lives of men and women in Britain and across Europe and the New World during these centuries.
She teaches early modern European history, with a particular emphasis on New World expansion, and is currently planning a research project which extends her research into the colonial period and comparative perspective.
He is currently also engaged in research on credit and poor relief in early modern south-west Germany, the structure of peasant economies and peasant marketing practices, energy consumption in early modern Europe, and the economic and ecological implications of common pool resources in the pre-industrial period.
www.hist.cam.ac.uk /academic_staff/subject_groups/early_modern   (2451 words)

 [EMLS 4.2/ SI 3 (September, 1998): 3.1-34]Civilizing Wales: <i>Cymbeline</i>, Roads and the Landscapes of ...
This bespeaks several conceptual assumptions of the early modern period -- a neoplatonic emphasis on form or ideal rather than the "accidents" of the material; the privileging of geometric or mathematical over experiential knowledge -- but the one I want to emphasize here is perhaps the most counterintuitive.
However, to talk of early modern Wales is to focus on only half of the story, given that the play also concerns itself with the pre-history of England and Wales -- that is, the period of struggle between the ancient Britons and the invading Romans.
Given that it took the national extension of the railroads and the concomitant necessity of railroad timetables to synchronize Britain's watches, regional temporal variations were undoubtedly significant in the early modern period, and must have played a significant role in the customary practices of particular areas.
extra.shu.ac.uk /emls/04-2/sullshak.htm   (11948 words)

 Early Modern English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Early Modern English refers to the stage of the English language used from about the end of the Middle English period (the latter half of the 1400s) to 1650.
The standardization of English spelling falls within the Early Modern English period, and is influenced by conventions predating the Great Vowel Shift, explaining the archaic non-phonetic spelling of contemporary Modern English.
The change from Middle English to Early Modern English was not just a matter of vocabulary or pronunciation changing — it was the beginning of a new era in the history of English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_Modern_English   (973 words)

 IALHI News Service: Early Modern British Lives
Beginning with the comments of contemporaries -- who were well aware that they were living in a time of major change -- Wrightson continues through the subsequent generations of economic historians, linking each set of writings with the general approaches prevailing in the discipline during that age.
He also explores the gradual adjustments in the attitudes and values of early modern Britons as they contributed and reacted to these developments; one such alteration was a new discourse of "improvement."
Wrightson is careful to repeatedly stress the continuity with earlier periods, and equally not to exaggerate the shifts in behavior that occurred before 1750.
www.iisg.nl /~ialhi/news/i0104_6.php   (1194 words)

 Early Modern - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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 first is an Early Modern Texts Forum, which provides a new space to encourage collaboration on and debate about all types of early modern texts.
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)

 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 an unusual breadth of options from English, British and European History, among which students can choose freely.
This course is a thematic introduction to the literature of politics and religion and their interrelationships in early modern Europe.
This course will focus on how early modern societies dealt with the rise of a plurality of religious, political, social and ethnic minorities in both theory and practice.
www.sussex.ac.uk /history/1-2-4-2.html   (1321 words)

 Early Modern Workshop: Students
  Interests:  the statecraft of Henry VII and the development of the modern state, viewed in terms of long-standing legal, economic and administrative customs and precedents, rather than in terms of innovative approaches to government.
Interests:  early modern diplomacy;  relations between political and intellectual historyhistory of higher education;  military history.
and North American colonial history; the history of Quakers and Quakerism; ideas of imperialism in the early modern period.
cas.uchicago.edu /workshops/earlymod/students.html   (486 words)

 The History of Early Modern Britain from 1485
The period from the sixteenth to the early eighteenth century is often referred to as the Early Modern Period because it coincides with the colonization of the New World and the development of new technologies which shaped the world as we know it.
Whilst this led to the establishment of the Church of England, it is important to realise that the established Church did not satisfy all the calls for religious reform in the Early Modern period.
The implications of these calls went largely unnoticed when Britain lost the American colonies in the 1780s, but they could no longer be ignored when Britons were faced with the French Revolution (1789) just a few miles away.
www.csun.edu /~sk36711/WWW/engl258/emnhist.htm   (3276 words)

 Best of History Web Sites: Early Modern Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
They began with the premise that the texts of the period could not be taught successfully without a working knowledge of the religions beliefs and controversies of the period and an array of strategies for bringing that material to life in the classroom.
Britain was firmly established by 1815 and along with France, Russia, Ottoman Turkey, and China, was one of the world's great imperial powers.
The searchable site aims to provide a broad picture of the role of biblical interpretation in early modern Europe and shows how stories from the Bible were used by early scientists and Reformation leaders as a story of the growth and decline of knowledge.
www.besthistorysites.net /EarlyModernEurope.shtml   (7689 words)

 H-Net Review: Jason McElligott on Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain
Until relatively recently it was possible for scholars of early-modern Britain to disregard ephemeral printed material in favor of more "respectable" and "reliable" sources such as government papers, court records, or private diaries.
In this account, by the early 1690s the pre-eminent position of the quarto pamphlet in political debate had been assumed by the folio news periodical.
A history of the pamphlet in early-modern Britain should begin, as Raymond does, with the Marprelate controversy, and it should end not with the damp squib of the Glorious Revolution but with the wonderfully clear, lucid, and irresistible prose of Tom Paine.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=237981084741411   (1464 words)

 Early Modern Resources » Britain
Described as ‘a comprehensive exhibition of early impressions of his work’, the quality of the images is very good and it’s easy to navigate (Haley Steele) (NB: Wayback Archive)
The ‘bloody papist’: murder, papists and propaganda in early modern prose pamphlets
Outline of a research project using a rich but neglected set of archives, from a range of courts in the early modern Isle of Man (Stephen Miller) (NB: Wayback Archive)
www.earlymodernweb.org.uk /emr/index.php/category/regions/europe/britain   (891 words)

 Earthly Necessities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
“Keith Wrightson is one of the most distinguished historians of communities in early modern Britain during the crucial two centuries before the Industrial Revolution.
But merely to call it an excellent textbook doesn’t do full justice to this book; it is also a challenging original interpretation of early modern British society which all of Wrightson’s colleagues in pre-industrial British history will benefit from.
Based on an impressing familiarity with new research and presented with the lucidity of an experienced teacher, Earthly Necessities is an extremely valuable contribution to our knowledge of Britain’s early modern economic history.
yalepress.yale.edu /YupBooks/reviews.asp?isbn=0300083912   (773 words)

 faculty interest : history
Education: Ph.D. Stanford, 1979 Field(s) of Study: Early modern Britain; social cultural; mentalities.
Current work: analyses of Japanese creation myth, construciton of the ideal masculinity in the samurai class, meaning of birth-giving among aristocrats, and women and war during Japan's warring period (16th c).
Education: Ph.D. UCLA, 1995 Field(s) of Study: Early modern Europe, early modern France, early modern science.
www.umich.edu /~earlymod/facH.htm   (234 words)

 Hist221: Early Modern Britain, 1500-1750
In 1500 'Britain' did not exist and its islands were divided.
Yet by 1750 'Britain' appeared to have a new and secure identity in an economy marked by overseas expansion and commerce.
The three nations were united under one Hanoverian administration controlled by Parliament, and a new, non-landed class was growing in influence in politics and society.
www.lancs.ac.uk /users/history/undergrad/hist221.htm   (331 words)

 The Invention of Comfort: Sensibilities and Design in Early Modern Britain and Early America Journal of Social History ...
He has given us a new way to think about modernity, as eighteenth-century men and women were forced to construct new models for social practice and economic relations.
Crowley leads us from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century in his search for a human desire for "commodious comfort." En route, grand historical constructs such as "the Great Rebuilding" of the English landscape are quite simply laid aside.
According to Crowley's painstaking research, early modern British people did not seem to want domestic spaces that might be warmer and lighter.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_3_37/ai_n6003232   (776 words)

 Early Modern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
His main area of current research interest is the religious, political and intellectual history of England 1560-1660, although he also has active research interests in Dutch and modern Indonesian history.
He is one of the editors of a major monograph series, 'Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain', published by Manchester University Press, which has so far published 18 volumes.
Milton teaches undergraduate courses on early modern Dutch history, English royalism, and a Special Subject 'The Road to Civil War: England 1621-42'.
www.shef.ac.uk /history/staff/early_modern/anthony_milton.html   (581 words)

 Early Modern Resources (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Early Modern Resources is a gateway site for all those interested in finding electronic resources relating to the early modern period in history.
My definition of 'early modern' covers the period roughly from 1500-1800.
Readers looking for scholarly works for research purposes may want to check out Early Modern E-Prints, my new directory of open-access academic papers and publications on topics related to early modern history (or look out for items categorised as 'eprints' in any of the theme pages).
www.earlymodernweb.org.uk.cob-web.org:8888   (762 words)

 Undergraduate Bulletin Course Descriptions - St. Cloud State University
Development of the modern parliamentary system; old empires and new; industrial society and the modern world.
Growth of the secular spirit and state; rise of humanism; social and economic forces; beginning of European expansion; the dawn of modern science.
Urban America from colonial to modern times; the origin and growth of cities and their impact upon the development of the U.S. An elective for students in community development.
bulletin.stcloudstate.edu /courses.asp?deptCode=hist   (1170 words)

 Calls for Presentations, Papers, Publications: Preaching and Politics in Early Modern Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A two-day international conference at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, 3-4 November 2006.
This conference seeks to gauge the current state of studies in early modern British sermons by providing a forum for the work of scholars from a variety of disciplines, including literary, historical, and religious studies.
Focussing on sermons 'as literary art inextricably engaged in the public sphere', potential areas of interest will include: the occasional nature of sermons; pulpit censorship; preaching and ecclesiology; types of auditory (e.g.
www.unm.edu /~loboblog/mort/archives/007639.html   (225 words)

 L. H. Roper
Based on extensive archival work in Great Britain and in South Carolina as well as on the printed primary sources, my investigation has found, inter alia, that the West Indian influence on Carolina has been exaggerated and, correspondingly, a Caribbean-style society did not develop naturally or inevitably on this part of the North American mainland.
My interest in early South Carolina has, as a matter of course, led me to a closer study of the history of slavery in the Atlantic World.
Constructing Early Modern Empires: Proprietary Ventures in the Atlantic World, 1500-1750—forthcoming from Brill Academic Publishers that will reassess the phenomenon of proprietorships—and, by extension, the transplantation of ‘Old World’ values and practices to the ‘New World’—in the Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish Empires.
www2.newpaltz.edu /~roperl   (1564 words)

 Derek M. Hirst
Expertise: 17th century British history, 17th-century English Revolution, 17th century literature and history, English republic, early modern Britain, 17th-century England, writing and political engagement in 17th century England, 17th century British poet and politician Andrew Marvell, English republican experiment of the 1650s, Tudor-Stuart period of British history, English politics and society in the 17th century
Among his recent publications are "Time, Texts and the Pursuit of British Identities," in British Identities in English Renaissance Literature (Cambridge, 2002) and "Literature and National Identity, 1640-1660," in The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
With Steven Zwicker, Ph.D., the Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities in Arts and Sciences, Hirst wrote a major essay on the politics and sexual identity of the poet Andrew Marvell.
news-info.wustl.edu /sb/page/normal/132.html   (1110 words)

 History Bookshop.com: Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This collection of essays by some of the most distinguished historians and literary scholars in the English-speaking world explores the overlap, interplay, and interaction between history and fiction in British imaginative and historical writing from the Tudor period to the Enlightenment.
The historians discuss the questions of truth, fiction, and the contours of early modern historical culture, while the literary scholars consider some of the fictional aspects of history, and the historical aspects of fiction, in prose narratives of many sorts.
Ancestral and antiquarian: Little Crosby and early modern historical culture Daniel Woolf; 6.
www.historybookshop.com /book-template.asp?isbn=0521521238   (424 words)

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