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Family Culture And Society In The Diary Of Constantijn Huygens Jr Secretary To Stadholder King William Of Orange

Author : Rudolf M. Dekker
ISBN : 9789004250956
Genre : Social Science
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Starting with the analysis of the diary kept by Constantijn Huygens Jr in the second half of the 17th century, this book sketches a panoramic view of life among Dutch regents and at the court of William and Mary, including an eyewitness account of the Glorious Revolution, and highlighting themes such as scientific progress, book and art collecting.

Virtus 20 2013

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Virtus is een onafhankelijk en multidisciplinair peer reviewed jaarboek met bijdragen op het gebied van de adelsgeschiedenis.

Child Of The Enlightenment

Author : Arianne Baggerman
ISBN : 9789004172692
Genre : History
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A diary kept by a boy in the 1790s sheds new light on the rise of autobiographical writing in the 19th century and sketches a panoramic view of Europe in the Age of Enlightenment. The French Revolution and the Batavian Revolution in the Netherlands provide the backdrop to this study, which ranges from changing perceptions of time, space and nature to the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and its influence on such far-flung fields as education, landscape gardening and politics. The book describes the high expectations people had of science and medicine, and their disappointment at the failure of these new branches of learning to cure the world of its ills.

Theoretical Discussions Of Biography

Author : Hans Renders
ISBN : 0773440925
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This volume offers comprehensive overviews of the actual basic assumptions of biography, providing different perspectives on the contributions of Biography to scholarship in general and academic Historiography in particular. Specifically the connections between Biography and History, Microhistory and Life Writing are discussed.

Vital Matters

Author : Mary Terrall
ISBN : 9781442642584
Genre : Philosophy
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Published in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

To Explain The World

Author : Steven Weinberg
ISBN : 9780062346674
Genre : Science
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A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg—a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time. In this rich, irreverent, and compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us across centuries from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato’s Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we understand about the world—they did not understand what there is to understand, or how to understand it. Yet over the centuries, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the curious backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of the tides, the modern discipline of science eventually emerged. Along the way, Weinberg examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing spheres of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy. An illuminating exploration of the way we consider and analyze the world around us, To Explain the World is a sweeping, ambitious account of how difficult it was to discover the goals and methods of modern science, and the impact of this discovery on human knowledge and development.

Strategic Affection

Author : Irma Thoen
ISBN : 9789053568118
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Since the early days of humanity, gifts as varied as valued objects, hospitality, and works of art have been an essential means of establishing and maintaining social ties. Strategic Affection? studies the exchange of gifts in order to explore the nature of seventeenth-century Dutch social relations. Looking at such widely divergent figures as schoolmasters, artisans, poets, and nobles, Irma Thoen compares seventeenth-century Dutch gifts with contemporary gift exchanges to show that both strategy and affection are necessary elements of any social relations—and that what changes most is not the system but the discourse of exchange.

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