The idea that large-scale industrial capitalism was ideologically impossible before the Reformation is exploded by the simple fact that it existed. A third and revised edition of the English text was published in London by Messrs. If we look attentively at them we soon find certain obvious facts.
On the eve of the Reformation they were the heirs of medieval capitalism, the promising starters of modern capitalism. Their local origins were more constant than their religion. My essay on the subject, like the essay on the general crisis, provoked lively discussion and was followed by other attempts to grapple with the same subject.
Even a slight rise in the burden of taxation, a slight fall in the margin of profit, could cause a flight of capital to other more convenient centres—from Siena to Florence, from Ulm to Augsburg.
Edited by Richard Davenport-Hines. If, in doing so, I only reveal the gaps in our knowledge, perhaps that will encourage someone to supply those gaps. For Calvin, far more than is generally admitted, was the heir of Erasmus: Cardinal Richelieu, it is well known, like Henri IV before him, relied largely on Huguenot men of affairs.
Thus the richest of all the refugees who came to Frankfurt were the so-called Martinists, the Lutherans of Antwerp: It is general fact; and although we may find special reasons applicable to this or that part of it, its generality is too huge and striking to be exorcised by any mere sum of particular explanations.
Espionage, Treason and Secret Services, He was probably a Lutheran. We can see why Rome panicked. Then as now, as in the Middle Ages, Europe was indivisible. It is therefore worth while to summarize it very briefly, especially since it has often been misinterpreted.
But there is no reason to suppose that these convulsions, whatever they were, created a new type of man or enabled a new type of capitalism to arise, impossible before.
That second union is the theme of the last essay in this book.Hugh Trevor-Roper () was an English historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford.
He authored many books, but is probably best known for The Last Days of 5/5(1). Hugh Trevor-Roper’s historical essays, published over many years in many different forms, are now difficult to find. This volume gathers together pieces on British and European history from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries, ending with the Thirty Years War, which Trevor-Roper views as the great historical and intellectual.
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Trevor-Roper graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford, inand inas a. Mar 29, · Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton, FBA (15 January – 26 January ), was a British historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany. He was Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford.
Trevor-Roper was made a life peer in on the recommendation of Prime Minister. Trevor-Roper’s essays uncover new pathways to understanding this seminal time. Neither Catholic nor Protestant emerges unscathed from the examination to which Trevor-Roper subjects the era in which, from political and religious causes, the identification and extirpation of witches was a central event.
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