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Reformation 1500–1600

Gerald Stone

Gerald Stone FBA is an Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, UK. He is the author of The Smallest Slavonic Nation: The Sorbs of Lusatia and numerous other books and articles on aspects of the language and culture of the Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs, including an Upper Sorbian-English Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Slav Outposts in Central European History : The Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The Wends survived in Köslin until at least 1516 and in the Duchy of Mecklenburg until 1521. Szymon Krofey’s 1586 Protestant hymnal, written in a hybrid Polish–Wendish (Kashub) language, gives a glimpse of Wendish church practice...

Circulation: Aristocratic, Commercial, Religious and Artistic Networks

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...It was brothers, not others, whom they [the early European observers] wished to find.J. H. Elliott in a review of books on the rediscovery of America in The New York Review of Books 40: 12 (24 June 1993): 38; cited in Parr 1995, 18.J. H....

Social Functions: Audience Participation, Efficacious Entertainment

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Many thanks to Marissa Greenberg for her feedback on earlier drafts of this essay.In As You Like It, Jaques famously declares that ‘All the world’s a stage, / And all the men and women merely players; / They have their exits...

Religion and Popular Beliefs

A Cultural History of Women in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Dual Classification Renaissance Europeans perceived their world as harmoniously organized by a system of dual classification: all things have opposites, their differences from which depend on their core similarities.Stuart Clark, Thinking...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...From an anthropological perspective, in addition to their ornamental role, clothes have a fundamental part to play in maintaining decency and safeguarding the body against environmental factors such as cold and heat. In his De Civilitate...

Rich Food, Poor Food: Diet, Physiology and Social Rank

David Gentilcore

David Gentilcore is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of Italy and the Potato: A History, 1550-2000 (2012), Pomodoro!: A History of the Tomato in Italy (2010) and Medical Charlatanism in Early Modern Italy (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Health in Early Modern Europe : Diet, Medicine and Society, 1450–1800

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Introduction: Sumptuary legislation Jean Bruyérin-Champier echoed a common preoccupation of his age when he noted, in 1560, that ‘it cannot be doubted how everything that was created for necessity ended up by going beyond...

Sex, Medicine, and Disease

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...Questions of anatomical difference play a central role in debates about early modern and modern sexuality. Indeed, they tend to organize those debates. In his account of sexuality as a modern phenomenon, for example, Arnold Davidson insists...

Production and Distribution

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1583 English writer Philip Stubbes published The anatomie of abuses, a treatise that explored what he saw as the moral shortcomings of contemporary society. In it, he complains of “the Innumberable meryades of sundry fashions daily...

Early Modernity and The Law of War

Michael Bryant

Michael Bryant is Professor of History and Legal Studies, Bryant University, USA. He is the author of Confronting the “Good Death:” Nazi Euthanasia on Trial, 1945–53 (2005) and Eyewitness to Genocide: Jewish Witnesses, West German Courts, and the “Operation Reinhard” Trials, 1956–1966 (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A World History of War Crimes : From Antiquity to The Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The practice of the Law of War, 1300–1648 With the waning of feudalism and the rise of professional armies, the customs enforced in chivalric courts would require a new foundation. This new point of anchorage was found in the national...

Eating Out

A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The period 1300 –1600 encompasses centuries usually taught in Britain and the United States as divided between late medieval and early modern history. The point of transition can be anything from the Black Death of 1348–1349 to the end...