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A History of Modern Culture

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - European History

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108074643

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  • Preserved Smith (1880–1941), a professor in the history department of Cornell University, owed his unusual first name to Puritan ancestors who could be traced back to the seventeenth century. His great interest was in the Protestant reformation, and its wide-ranging political and cultural effects in Europe and America. An obituary remarks that his writings 'reveal a remarkable breadth of knowledge and interest and a consistent devotion to high standards of scholarly integrity'. This two-volume work of 1930–4, discussing 'modern culture' from 1543 to 1776, displays these qualities in abundance. Volume 1, after an introductory chapter, considers the state of the sciences in the sixteenth century, then the humanities and the social and political context of law, morality and art. The emphasis on the importance of science as a driver of change makes this a remarkable and readable overview of the emergence of modern society.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108074643
    • length: 690 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 39 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    Part I. The Sciences:
    2. Astronomy
    3. Physics
    4. Mathematics
    5. Geography, biology, anatomy
    6. The scientific revolution
    Part II. The Humanities:
    7. Philosophy
    8. Political theory
    9. Historiography
    10. Biblical and classical scholarship
    Part III. Social Control:
    11. Education
    12. Religion
    13. Free-thought
    14. Superstition
    15. Persecution and tolerance
    16. Laws
    Part IV. The Spirit of the Times:
    17. Morals and manners
    18. Literature
    19. Art

  • Author

    Preserved Smith

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