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A Matter of Style: Fashion in 17th Century France and New France - Queen Marie Antoinette started a fashion revolution in France when she began ordering and wearing muslin dresses from “the Americas.” Muslin dresses would have been plentiful during the 1780s when the Queen sought a simpler more comfortable wardrobe. In addition to this, the climate of the southern portion of New France and its islands caused an abundance of cotton to grow and foster a budding fabric industry. This paper compares the fashions of women in 17th century France to those of women living in New France....   [tags: France, fashion, 17th century, history, classism, ] 1011 words
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The Role of Women in the 17th Century - In 17th century Euro-America Puritan society believed that men played a patriarchal role upon women, and that this role was instituted by God and nature. The seniority of men over women lay within both the household and the public sphere. The household, immediate family living in the same dwelling was subject to the male as head figure of the house. The public sphere also known as the social life within the Puritan community consisted of two echelons. These echelons consisted of formal and informal public....   [tags: Puritan Society, Government Ties] 836 words
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Political Philosophy in the 17th Century - The 17th century was a period of time dealing with a drastic change that has veered the world into a new state of affairs. Wars between countries and within countries were at a peak. What solutions were there to fix the mayhem. It was an answer that many philosophers were trying to figure out. This writing assignment's intentions are not on the study of philosophy, but rather on the philosophical figures that have helped mold what the world is today. John Locke, a philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, a political philosopher, and Bishop Bossuet, a theologist and bishop, are three people from the 17th century whose views has set courses in history....   [tags: war, english revolution]
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17th century women experiences - Though women were subordinates by both the eye of the church and the government, women found ways to express authority both intentionally and unintentionally. Women began to act independently in patriarchal society. In 17th century Euro-America Puritan society believed that men played a patriarchal role upon women, and that this role was instituted by God and nature. The seniority of men over women lay within both the household and the public sphere. The household, immediate family living in the same dwelling was subject to the male as head figure of the house....   [tags: Repeated Essay] 1437 words
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Differences Between the Women of the Early 17th Century to the Women of the Late 17th Century - Between the late 16th century and the mid 17th century, Europe had undergone transitional changes. From the beginning of criticisms of the Catholic Church to the rise of the Enlightenment, Europe was rejecting hierarchical systems. Men and women were fed up with the hypocrisy of the church, which was using religion as a tool to control society. Women played an important role in society as their duties were primarily in the household. Men believed that women were unfit for leadership, however women were often labeled temptresses because of manipulative techniques that caused men to sin....   [tags: catholic church, enlighment, europe] 1001 words
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17th Century Culture - Many important pieces of literature were produced during the 17th century. One of the most prominent literary voices in history was William Shakespeare. He wrote and produced plays many famous tragedies during the early 1600’s such as Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear which many believe it was one of his best. Miguel de Cervantes became a legendary author when he penned the novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha. This lengthy and popular story “is considered a valuable work not only to literature buffs, but also to those interested in understanding what life was like in Spain during the reign of Kings Phillip II and III” (Taylor 101)....   [tags: European History ]
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Love in the Poetry of the 16th and 17th Century - During the 16th and 17th century, many love poems and sonnets were written and most likely circulated for amusement and satire among poets. Though every poem is written about the poet’s undying love for their beloved, they all display different attitudes to love and ways of showing it. In 130, Shakespeare writes of his dark lady, portraying a real picture of her genuine features. Almost every line at first glance seems like an insult to his mistress, ‘My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;’ however, the reader can understand that he is in fact celebrating her natural beauty....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 1417 words
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17th Century Witers: The Age of Reason - ... Examples of his ideas were: (Chapter 11) Happiness is a continual progress of desires from one object to another, the attaining of one being merely the path to the next. The object of mans desire is not to enjoy something only once, but to assure All mens voluntary actions and inclinations tend to procure and assure a centered life. Desire for praise disposes men to praiseworthy actions- ones that will please the people who seek judgement they value. Frugality makes a man unlikely to succeed in actions that requires the strength of many men at once....   [tags: renaissance, shakespeare]
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Education, Religion, and Social Analysis of the Seventeenth Century - At the beginning of the seventeenth century, society was more or less divided into three groups. There was a group called the nobles. These commanded in battle and protected the country from their enemies. They had the highest rank possible. There was another group called the ‘clergy’. These people prayed and helped people go to heaven. The last and lowest group were the commoners these were the people that produced food. As trading became more and more important and the agriculture techniques improved, the social division became more complex....   [tags: 17th century, enlightment age, nobles] 1404 words
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Family and Loyalty in 17th Century Plays - Family and loyalty are popular themes in literature and are often the focus of plays. While at first glance, Moliere’s Tartuffe and Racine’s Phèdre seem different, considering that the first one is a comedy and the second is a tragedy, at its heart, the two plays have very similar family structures and their stories are driven by loyalty or the absence of it. Even though the plays introduce two families that are centuries apart, Phèdre takes place in the Antiquity, while Tartuffe is set in the 17th century, yet both of these families are patriarchal and immense loyalty surrounds the two fathers....   [tags: marriage, decisions, feelings] 810 words
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Women and Politics in the 17th Century - In the seventeenth century, there was no authorized political place for women in the social hierarchy scale. Women had entered into a modern age and created their own form of politics in the 1660s where they were able to enforce political power, gain popularity, and become independently wealthy by being a part of the royal court. When King Charles II arrived back in England after ten years in exile, he had formed relationships with various women until the end of his life. Royal mistresses were not only able to have a relationship with King Charles, but also have political influence upon the court and its king....   [tags: social hierarchy, empowerment, King Charles]
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Marriage in the 17th Century - The seventeenth century was a fascinating time period of English history, and has always got a lot of attention from historians around the world. In this time period men had all the power over their women and had all the laws on their side of a marriage. During the seventeenth century marriages were slowly escaping the time when a lot of marriages were arranged by parents and people where starting to be able to choose their partners for themselves. This paper is going to be providing an outline of the seventeenth-century English marriage....   [tags: church, divorce, women] 1536 words
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The Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th Century - The Philosophes French intellectual leaders of the Enlightenment were bankers, merchants, and professional men who had education and wealth. As a result of their political voice being denied to them, these men paved the way for the French Revolution through their skeptical attitudes toward government, religion, and social traditions. This group of aggressive dissenters and critics of the Old Regime, the prerevolution monarchy, were the Philosophes. The Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th century involved a particular group of French thinkers who were very popular during the middle of the 18th century....   [tags: Enlightenment of the 18th Century] 1187 words
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Land Travel in the 17th Century - Land Travel in the 17th Century Barbara Blaugdone traveled a great deal, using her faith and drive to spread her message across England and Ireland. In England, she traveled well over a hundred miles, in Ireland she traveled over two hundred. She also made several voyages by sea. Her travels must have been long and difficult, as she faced not only the everyday dangers of the road but the dangers of persecution and imprisonment as well. Many Quakers traveled in her time, following God’s will and spreading their message across many miles....   [tags: European History Essays]
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Evolution of 17th Century Virginia - The Evolution of 17th Century Virginia As Colonial Virginia entered into the 17th century, it was a land marked with opportunity to make a new and also, most importantly, profitable life in the New World. (Cutter Lecture) When the century began, however, it was not the citizens as a whole hoping to make a profit from this new land but rather a small group of greedy landowners profiting off of the work of their indentured servants. (CL) Sure the indentured servants were given a chance to fulfill their contract and one day become free to pursue their own dreams, but the likelihood of this in the beginning was next to none due to harsh living conditions....   [tags: American History] 1321 words
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Witchcraft in the 17th Century - Witchcraft in the 17th Century Witchcraft in Europe during the 17th century was common. It mainly took place in Germany, but also took place in England. Witches were associated with evil; it was believed witches inherited magical powers from Satan in exchange for the witch’s soul. Some of these magical powers included outrageous claims such as flying, being able to transform and cursing bad luck on others. It was extremely dangerous to be accused of being a witch as the most common punishment was death, often by beheading or even being burnt at the stake....   [tags: Papers] 564 words
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Conspiracies Against Women in 15th and 17th Century Europe - When historians look into the period between the 15th century and 17th century Europe, they analyze who was marginalized and how they were marginalized. The individuals who suffered at the hands of various forces that seemed beyond their control, came from a large group representing at least one-half of humanity known as women. The female gender had been a largely marginalized and went on during the time between the 15th and 17th centuries, as described by historians, “It consists of comparing woman's situation implicitly or explicitly to men's by focusing on law, prescriptive literature, iconographic representation, institutional structure, and political participation.”1 Economic develo...   [tags: Tradition, Law, Religion]
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Financial Support of the 17th Century English Theater - This paper will explore in mostly chronological order the financial escapades of theater in England during the 17th century. During the reign of James I and Charles I the theatre flourished gaining most of its support from nobility. During the Reformation, theater could not prosper without support which everyone was too scared to provide. After the Restoration of the monarchy, the nobility tried a different approach of managing the theaters by giving the monopoly to a William Davenant and Thomas Killigrew....   [tags: Theater, English History]
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17th century english writers - The Pen Is Mightier Than The King The 17th century saw a king’s head roll and an English Caesar sit the throne, in the midst of all of this a new class was rising. England in the 17th century was rife with change, there was much work to be done before the industrial revolution could fully grip the nation. For hundreds of years the monarch had dominated the political landscape, now that was changing radically. Although their remained a Monarch in power for most of this period they had seen their powers limited to the point of reducing them to the status of figurehead....   [tags: essays research papers] 2804 words
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Character of John Proctor - Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a statement to the 17th century witchcraft. The Crucible renders John Proctor as a puritan, a husband, and a highly respected man. His name is his prime possession. John Proctor is a farmer and a villager who is faced with intense dilemma. He also commits adultery, which becomes his tragic flaw. Therefore he is to make a decision to tell the truth and ruin his name or lie and save his most prized possession. By this John Proctor is portrayed as an honest, tenacious, and faithful man....   [tags: 17th Century Witchcraft] 533 words
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17th Century English Mercantilism - Mercantilism Essay England in the 17th century adopted the policy of mercantilism, exercising control over the trade of the colonies, thus greatly affecting their political and economical development. Mercantilism was the policy in Europe throughout the 1500's to the 1700's where the government of the mother country controlled the industry and trade of other, weaker settlements with the idea that national strength and economic security comes from exporting more than what is imported. Possession of colonies provided the countries with sources of raw materials and markets for their manufactured goods....   [tags: European History] 938 words
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Englishmen 17th century - FIRST ESSAY: Thomas Hobbes described the life of most Englishmen in the 17th century as “nasty, brutish and short.” How far does the evidence presented in Past Speaks chpt. 2, suggest that little had changed by the mid 18th century. Chapter two of Past Speaks, covers many different articles that discusses the many social classes that were present in Britain at that time. When Thomas Hobbes described the life of the Englishmen as “nasty, brutish and short.” he was partially correct. On the contrary he was also mistaken....   [tags: essays research papers] 1313 words
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The Palace of the Grand Masters - The Courtyards Visitors to the Palace enter through Prince Alfred's Courtyard. The Pinto clock is famously located here, and its four dials show the time, the date, the month and the phases of the moon. Four bronze Moor figures sound the hour by striking the gongs with their hammers. It was created by Gaetano Vella in 1745. The bronze life-size sculpture of Neptune, the Roman god of the Sea has been guarding the courtyard named after him since 1861. Despite his stark nudity, Neptune stands majestically and unashamedly, holding a trident in his right hand against a backdrop of a fountain bearing the coat of arms of Grand Master Perellos....   [tags: Malta, Neptune, the Order, 17th century] 852 words
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17th Century Seduction Poems Are Relevant In The 21st Century - During the 17th century, certain poets wrote poems with the specific purpose of persuading a woman to have sexual intercourse with them. Three of these seduction poems utilize several strategies to do this: Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress,” and Donne’s “A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning” and “The Flea.” Some of the reasoning used by both poets is similar to the reasoning used today by men to convince women to have sexual intercourse with them. These gimmicks vary from poem to poem but coincide with modern day rationalization....   [tags: essays research papers] 2107 words
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The Rise of the Witchcraft Craze in 17th Century Britain - The Rise of the Witchcraft Craze in 17th Century Britain Accusations of witchcraft date back to 900 AD, but killing following accusation reached a fever pitch in the late 16th century Europe, and late 17th century Britain. Germany and Scotland were the areas that were most heavily purged, with an estimated 4000 witches dying in Scotland and 26 000 dying in Germany (Gibbons). The Inquisition in Britain happened against a backdrop of new ideas competing with established traditions which created a sense of confusion and religious hysteria amongst the general population....   [tags: Papers] 2045 words
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Humanism as a Threat and Hope for 17th Century England - The renaissance lay dormant in the minds of men from the 13th and 14th centuries. Their work was considered heretical and they were burned at the stake. The repression of the 13th and 14th centuries was undone as the power of the church and its scholastic knowledge was transferred to any literate men with access to a local printer's workshop and money to buy a library of ancient works that were now being copied at incredible speeds. This created a threat to the doctrinal power of the church which gave way to a scientific revolution....   [tags: Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare] 1064 words
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Oku no Hosomichi and Tosa Nikki, Reflection of Their Time Period - Tosa Nikki is a diary likely written by Ki no Tsurayuki in the year 936 during the Heian period. Oku no Hosomichi is a diary written by Matsuo Bashō during the late 17th century. These two diaries have many similarities and differences that stem from the different time periods they were written in, as well as the difference in styles of the authors. The poetry in the two diaries have vast differences yet they reflect the time period very well. Tosa Nikki has many aspects that distinguish it from other Japanese diaries....   [tags: japanese literature, Heian period, 17th century]
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The Rise in Political Power of 17th Century England and France - The Rise in Political Power of 17th Century England and France In the seventeenth century, the political power of the Parliament in England, and the Monarchy in France increased greatly. These conditions were inspired by three major changes: the aftermath of the reformation, the need for an increased governmental financing, and the reorganizing of central governments. These three points were each resolved in a different way in both England and in France. The first major point which eventually increased political power was the aftermath of the Protestant reformation....   [tags: European Europe History] 530 words
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Book Reviews on Politics in 17th Century Europe - Book Reviews on Politics in 17th Century Europe The two journals that I chose to use for my reviews were History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History published at Wesleyan University, and Renaissance Forum. I will be looking at two reviews of historical Books written about two very different places and themes. The first Book entitled Marxist Historians and the Question of Class in the French Revolution by Jack Amariglio and Bruce Norton, looks at life before during and after the French revolution tries to explain the causes and Dynamics of the Revolution itself....   [tags: Papers] 314 words
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The Philosophical Legacy of the 16th and 17th Century Socinians: Their Rationality - The Philosophical Legacy of the 16th and 17th Century Socinians: Their Rationality ABSTRACT: The doctrines of the Socinians represent a rational reaction to a medieval theology based on submission to the Church’s authority. Though they retained Scripture as something supra rationem, the Socinians analyzed it rationally and believed that nothing should be accepted contra rationem. Their social and political thought underwent a significant evolutionary process from a very utopian pacifistic trend condemning participation in war and holding public and judicial office to a moderate and realistic stance based on mutual love, support of the secular power of the state, active participation in soci...   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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Puritan Conflicts in Early 17th Century England - Puritan Conflicts in Early 17th Century England Individual free will allows for a variety of different beliefs to be cultivated. Unfortunately, people do not always accept a variety of ideas. One area in the human experience that has long been disputed is religion. Religion is such a controversial topic that it has been the cause of many wars such as the Crusades and the Thirty Years’ War. The people involved in these wars felt a responsibility to uphold and preserve their faith. In England, the Anglican Church and the Puritans in the first half of the 17th century are another example of peoples with religious problems....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1491 words
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16th and 17th Century Theater Performance Conditions - 16th and 17th Century Theater Performance Conditions „h The form of Elizabethan theatre derived from the innyards and animal baiting rings in which actors had been accustomed to perform in in the past. They were circular wooden buildings with a paved courtyard in the middle. Such a theatre would hold around 3,000 spectators. The yards were about 80 feet in diameter and the rectangular stage 40ft by 30ft in height „h Groundling only paid a penny to get in, but for wealthier spectators there were seats in the three covered tiers or galleries between the inner and outer walls of the buildings extending round most of the auditorium and stage....   [tags: Theater Plays Performance Stage] 1515 words
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Virginity in 17th and 18th Century Poetry - Virginity in 17th and 18th Century Poetry Benjamin Franklin once said that there were only two inevitable things in life: death and taxes. He got it half right. They did, in fact, die with pretty regular certainty. However, what was inevitable was sex. Without it, there wouldn't be any new people to die and poor Ben Franklin would have been completely wrong. The only hindrance to this certainty was (and remains) virgins. The realm of the chaste has been explored in poetry throughout time, but never was the subject as thoroughly probed as in the 17th and 18th century....   [tags: Poem Poetry Poetic Essays]
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Balance and use of Reason and Emotion by 17th Century Writers and Examples - Writers of the seventeenth century had varied approaches to the relationship between reason and emotion. Most writers included the use of both reason and emotion throughout their works, but emphasized the dominance of either reason or emotion. In Shakespeare’s King Lear, for example, many characters that become dominated by emotional needs make poor decisions, while characters with rational stances tend to thrive based upon their wise decisions. Robert Herrick’s poem, “To the Virgins, to make much of Time,” is another work that focuses on the dominance of rational actions and decisions over emotional needs....   [tags: Shakespeare, Literary works]
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General Crisis - Parker and Smith defined the ‘General Crisis’ as a manifestation of unusual instability due to the confrontation between society and the state that spread across the 17th century that resulted with mass uprisings and social upheaval including the Naples uprising of 1647 and the Moscow revolt of 1648 as mentioned. This view provided is emphasised on economic and social issues as the cause of collapse for many civilisations even before the 17th century as seen in the case of the Pre-Classical civilisations of Eurasia in the second millennium....   [tags: 17th Century Europe, Social Issues]
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Swarthmoor Hall and the Lifestyle of a Wealthy Country Gentry Family in the Early 17th Century - Swarthmoor Hall and the Lifestyle of a Wealthy Country Gentry Family in the Early 17th Century Swarthmoor Hall was built in the 17th Century but since then a lot has happened to it. I both agree and disagree with the above statement due to the restorations, donations, etc the Hall has received. The great hall was smaller than I expected. The oak panelling on the walls was an expensive thing to have in the 17th century, so it was a way of showing your wealth and status. Although, there may not have been oak panelling in the room originally as we know that after Swarthmoor Hall fell into disrepair, it was done up by Emma Clarke-Abraham - it was her that had the panelli...   [tags: Papers] 761 words
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16th and 17th Century Child Care and Child Discipline in Europe - The children of Europe in the fifteen and sixteen hundreds lived lives that greatly differed from the lives of modern children. Fatality was extremely common among the youth, which caused them to be seen differently in society. Families also consisted of a larger amount of people than they usually do today. To teach kids discipline and morality, some parents and teachers used reasoning to articulate as why to a certain act or behavior is considered disrespectful. On the contrary, other parents used harsh punishments, either because they didn't love their children, or simply believed that it was the only way to ensure that their child would never commit the act that warranted such a conseque...   [tags: European history, parenting, ] 1498 words
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English Laws of the 17th Century Which Led to the Persecution of Quakers - English Laws of the 17th Century Which Led to the Persecution of Quakers Barbara Blaugdone’s “An Account of the Travels, Sufferings, and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone” recounts her many arrests as she travels through England and Ireland, preaching Quaker beliefs. Her experience was certainly not unique, as many Quakers were similarly persecuted, including George Fox, the founder of the Society of Friends. There were three primary laws in effect at the time of Blaugdone’s travels: The Uniformity Act of 1662, the Vagrancy Act of 1596 and the Blasphemy Act of 1650....   [tags: British History Essays]
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Changes in the Social and Political Fabric in 16th and 17th Century Europe - The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were periods of questioning and searching for truth. The practice of challenging traditional institutions, including the Church, was revolutionary. Individuals began to use reason to guide their actions and opinions and realized the oppressive nature of the Catholic monarchy. Individuals strove to act in their own best interest and in the name of what was true to them. The consensus was that society would be better off with an economy that shifted away from agriculture, looked globally, and decreased monopolies and the importance of Guilds, as economic opportunities would surface for all classes of men....   [tags: European History]
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Indentured Servants in the 17th and 18th Century South - Indentures -- is a labourer under contract of the employer in exchange for an extension to the period of their indenture, which could thereby continue indefinitely (normally it would be for seven years). In other cases, indentured servants were subject to violence at the hands of their employers in the homes or fields in which they worked. The labour-intensive cash crop of tobacco was farmed in the American South by indentured labourers in the 17th and 18th centuries.[1] Indentured servitude was not the same as the apprenticeship system by which skilled trades were taught, but similarities do exist between the two mechanisms, in that both require a set period of work....   [tags: American History] 1217 words
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The 17th Century European View of Russia Being a Backward, Weak, Isolated and Barbarous State - The 17th Century European View of Russia Being a Backward, Weak, Isolated and Barbarous State It must be said that in a broad sense the view (held by most Europeans in the 17th century) that Russia was broadly accurate. Russia was definitely a less developed state that those in Western Europe in several ways. The most widely published works on the subject (Herbertstein's Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii, and Olearioys's Neue Bechreibung der Moscowitschen), both draw a picture of a socio-political order which stood in sharp contrast to west European societies on critical counts....   [tags: Papers] 1619 words
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Vagrancy in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England - Vagrancy in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England Throughout the work An Account of the Travels, Sufferings and Persecutions of Barbara Blaugdone, there is a common occurrence of imprisonment. Wherever Blaugdone traveled, she seemed to come across some confrontation with the law. This should not be surprising, for in the time period when this work was written many laws, statutes, and acts had been established to thwart the spreading of unpopular Quaker views. Many acts were established primarily to prevent the ministry of Quakerism; however universal laws, especially those to prevent vagrancy, were also used against traveling Quakers....   [tags: British History 16th 17th]
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17th Poets and drugs - The 17th century is known for some of the most infamous and most influential literary movements to this day. It brought about a plethora famous poets and writers that broke many social and literary boundaries. But with these famous poets came famous addictions. One particular weakness many Western poets of this time suffered was substance abuse. Particularly the over indulgence of opium and alcohol; especially during the Romantic era. Poets such as Thomas de Quincey, Percy Shelley, Samuel Coleridge, Charles Baudelaire, and John Keats were the most recognized for falling under substance abuse....   [tags: Opium Addiction, Literary Movements]
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17th centry teater - The 17th Century gave life to an array of cultural and educational advances. This was known as the renaissance. Renaissance, a word meaning rebirth of knowledge and culture, is the ideal word to explain the occurrences of the time period of 1400-1700. In this range of time, subjects such as science, math, and literature made an amazing and strong comeback. These topics became immensely important to society and the culture of this time. In the 1600’s, theater and drama became very popular in England, forcing the creation of new theater techniques ranging from the different play styles, to the very acting dramatics in which the actors employed in the plays....   [tags: essays research papers] 1534 words
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Britain During the Industrialization Era of the 17th and 18th Centuries - Industrialization In 17th And 18 Century Britain in the eighteenth century was an all round different place. It is said that the fastest thing on the planet was a galloping horse. People had to rely upon themselves and their communities to provide the vast majority of the things that they needed. The main occupation of the time was agriculture. Clothing was produced locally, making use of animal hides and furs. The people being generally poor, nylon wasn’t an option and cotton wasn’t imported in large quantities....   [tags: Steam Engine, Population, Factories] 628 words
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Women In The 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries - Women In The 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries In the 17th century rich women would normally be taught at home by a tutor, they were taught subjects like Latin, French, Needlework, and how to converse, and they were also taught how to look pretty and to play instruments like the piano. When they were older there parents would decide who they were going to marry and the family of the women would pay a dowry to the parents of the husband. They only got married to get more popular and look more important, if the wives husband thought the wives got annoying the husband would put a scolds bridle on her head....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 675 words
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Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries - The scientific revolution had a great impact on the Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries. The greatest contribution given the Enlightenment by the scientific revolution was the notion to question the Christian dogma by means of logic, which the philosophes would take further to satirize/question their own governments in many instances as well. This went beyond the speculations some may have had in private amongst friends, to a level that would reach beyond the borders of any one nation. Gutenberg’s printing press in the 15th century enabled these great thinkers to spread their theories to those not possessed of great wealth....   [tags: Scientific Revolution, Ethics] 1155 words
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Poets During the 17th and 18th Centuries - Poets during the 17th and 18th centuries, which were also referred to as the Neo-Classical period, focused on a revival of classical forms and restraints. Two well known Neo-Classical poets were John Dryden and Alexander Pope, who both used heroic couplets and stanzas, satire, and other epic tropes to create mock heroic poetry with strict form. By the turn of the 19th century, poets began to loosen the restraints on forms that were enforced during the Neo-Classical period. Mary Wollstonecraft and Elizabeth Barrett Browning were among the female authors during the years surrounding the romantic period that wrote in condemnation of the strict expectations English society had placed on women....   [tags: Neo-Classical Poets]
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Will HIV and AIDS as the Black Death of the Twenty-First Century - Will HIV and AIDS as the Black Death of the Twenty-First Century According to an article on BBC World Service, published on 25th October, 2001, the Black Death claimed 25 million lives in Europe and Asia between the 13th and 17th century. Now nearly 400 years later the British Medical Journal reports an estimated 65 million deaths from AIDS by the end of the decade. Obviously these figures are rough estimates, however they illustrate the severity of the Bubonic Plague and the impending severity of an AIDS epidemic....   [tags: Papers] 827 words
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Puritan Doctrine In 17th C. Li - In seventeenth century America, the world was a frightening place. God could, and would, strike a man down at any time for any missteps he might take. Nature was filled with horrors, like Indians, and the Devil resided in the forest, waiting to steal peoples’ souls. In the eighteenth century, however, the Enlightenment began. Man discovered that he could learn by following others’ example, or by observing nature, rather than looking solely to the Bible for answers. People began to become concerned with their life here on the earth, rather than concerning themselves solely with the expectations of the afterlife....   [tags: essays research papers] 1215 words
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