By Craig A. Lockard
Societies, Networks, and Transitions is an international background textual content that connects different areas of the realm via worldwide subject matters. This cutting edge constitution combines the accessibility of a nearby strategy with the rigor of comparative scholarship to teach scholars global heritage in a very international framework. The textual content additionally encompasses a powerful specialise in tradition and faith. writer and veteran instructor Craig Lockard engages scholars with a different method of cultural artifacts resembling track and artwork. a variety of pedagogical features--including concentration questions, part summaries, and web-based learn aids--supports scholars and teachers as they discover the interconnectedness of alternative humans, locations, and sessions within the worldwide earlier.
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Amsterdams Historisch Museum) “O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! ” MIRANDA, IN THE TEMPEST BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, 16111 he European and world economy changed rapidly in the sixteenth century, and few places exemplified change more than the port city of Antwerp (AN-twuhrp), on the River Scheldt (skelt) in what is now Belgium. In 1567 an Italian diplomat and historian, Ludovico Guicciardini (loo-do-VEE-ko GWEEchar-DEE-nee), published a description of the mostly Flemish-speaking city and its fabulous Bourse (boors), a huge, multistory building in the city center that served as a combination of marketplace, not unlike a modern department store, and stock exchange.
Their life was organized around the male-dominated household: men tilled the fields while women had responsibility for the house, barn, and gardens. Many peasants were now free or tenant farmers rather than serfs, but most farmers were still heavily burdened with taxes and service obligations to lords. They also tithed crops and livestock to the church. Only a few farm people, mostly boys, received any formal education. Yet, despite being rooted in farming, the economy was changing, partly as a result of population growth and climate change.
In the area of political thought, Niccolò Machiavelli (MAK-ee-uh-VEL-ee) (1469–1527), the Florentine author of a political manual, The Prince, was perhaps the first European to study power as something separate from moral doctrine. In making his arguments, Machiavelli claimed to draw on the lessons of history, but he also used his experience as a diplomat. The Prince argued that the ruler must always keep the end in mind and apply ruthless policies, such as deception and violence, in pursuing vital national interests.