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Steven Ozment is McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University
Crèdit de la imatge: via National Book Foundation

Obres de Steven Ozment

The Western Heritage, Volume B: 1300-1815 (1987) — Autor — 34 exemplars

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The Western Heritage (1979) — Autor, algunes edicions; Autor, algunes edicions271 exemplars
The Western Heritage, Vol. 1: To 1715 (1987) — Autor, algunes edicions133 exemplars
The Western Heritage, Vol. 2: Since 1648 (1979) — Autor, algunes edicions; Autor, algunes edicions; Autor, algunes edicions128 exemplars
The Western Heritage: Since 1300 (1983) — Autor, algunes edicions102 exemplars
The Western Heritage, Volume A: To 1527 (1991) — Autor, algunes edicions21 exemplars
Religious Liberty in Western Thought (1996) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
The Western Heritage (Map Workbook) (1997) — Autor, algunes edicions1 exemplars


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Excellent historical study of marriage and family during the Protestant Reformation that combats the typical PC doctrine of university history departments ("the Reformation was oppressive to women!") by bringing German and Swiss primary source documents to bear on the subject. In doing so, Ozment shows that Reformation family life was both loving and liberating to men, women, and children. Solidly academic, but with good storytelling and a provocative thesis. Highly recommended.
wyclif | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2021 |
This book gives some interesting insights into merchant class life in Germany at the time. Balthasar is a merchant in Nuremberg who makes regular trips to Italy to purchase fabrics, wines and other merchandise, to the Frankfurt fair to sell and to various hot springs for his health. His wife Magdalena mostly stays at home except for visits to family members in other towns, but she not a mere housewife. She distributes merchandise, including judging the quality of wine to be sold, collects moneys owed and communicates with other members of the family business. The letters between the couple are partly business, partly personal news of family and neighbors, suggestions about items to purchase and admonitions to eat right, travel carefully and return as soon as practical. I was most surprised to learn that after the death of their 10 year old son, Magdalena was able to order an autopsy, apparently on her own authority as her husband was traveling. I had no idea that autopsies were legal or routine at the time. The editor, Steven Ozment, a specialist in Reformation era history at Harvard, interlaces the letters with commentary on the customs, religion and history of the period. Very interesting.… (més)
ritaer | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 24, 2021 |
When Fathers Ruled: Family Life in Reformation Europe (Studies in Cultural History) by Steven Ozment (1985)
arosoff | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 10, 2021 |
Three hundred odd pages of text can't fully cover two millennia of history, but Ozment makes interesting the topics he chooses to write about. I learned how germanic tribes were sometimes courted by and sometimes taken advantage of by the Romans, the importance of Martin Luther, how the French revolution affected Germans, why the Germans did not really have their own revolution, what post cold war reunification was like, and much much more. Also, I learned the difference between historiography and history and why it is important.
The pages, like many history books, are long on rulers, battles, regime changes, and short on what was happening to ordinary people, leaving me wondering what really changed and what didn't sometimes.
There are interesting references to the history of ideas, including a chapter about nineteenth century philosophers and political thinkers. Hitler and the Nazi's got their chapter, one that explained much to me.
I was looking for a book that especially clarified early germanic history as well as the last two centuries, and this one filled the bill. The fourteen page introduction is worth reading on its own.
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mykl-s | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2021 |



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