Centres of Power, Brokers of Knowledge

The period 1400-1800 saw radical transformations in both the sites and forms of knowledge production and the relation of new knowledges to the powers of emerging nation states. The pace of knowledge exchange quickened as printing, already well established in East Asia, took off in Christendom, where, at the same time, institutions of learning were being transformed through religious reformation, while new sites and networks of professional, experimental and international knowledge were developing. This section features projects, resources and publications focussed on the sites, cultures and agents of knowledge production and exchange, ranging from the political, diplomatic and commercial to experimental science and theology. It also focusses on such go-between figures as interpreters and carriers of correspondence, who link different sites and cultures.

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Recovering Europe's Parliamentary Culture, 1500-1700: A New Approach to Representative Institutions: https://earlymodern.web.ox.ac.uk/recovering-europes-parliamentary-cultur...


Diplomacy in Early Modern Period, 1400-1800: https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/diplomacy-in-early-modern-period-1400-1800


Peter H. Wilson, Lutzen (Oxford, 2018)

Paulina Kewes and Andrew McRae, Stewart Succession Literature: Movements and Transformations (Oxford, 2019)

Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci eds., Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society, and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford (Oxford, 2019)

Natalia Nowakowska, King Sigismund of Poland and Martin Luther (Oxford, 2018)

Lorna Hutson ed., The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700 (Oxford, 2017)

Mary Ann Lund ed., The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne, Volume 12: Sermons Preached at St Paul's Cathedral, 1626 (Oxford, 2017)

Miles Pattenden, Electing the Pope in Early Modern Italy, 1450-1700 (Oxford, 2017)

George Southcombe and Grant Tapsell eds., Revolutionary England, c. 1630-1660, Essays for Clive Holmes (London, 2016)