The Resource 1688 : a global history, John E. Wills

1688 : a global history, John E. Wills

Label
1688 : a global history
Title
1688
Title remainder
a global history
Statement of responsibility
John E. Wills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In his brief, focused chapters, Jack Wills also shows us ordinary life in the world of 1688. We join the great caravans of Muslims on their annual pilgrimage from Damascus and Cairo to Mecca, witness the suicidal exaltation of Russian Old Believers, and walk the pungent streets of Amsterdam. There we enter the Rasp House, where vagrants, beggars, and petty criminals labored to produce powdered brazilwood for the local dyeworks. And we meet hitherto unnoticed but unforgettable characters: Constantine Phaulkon, a Greek adventurer whose efforts to advance French interests as well as his own with the court of Siam ended in betrayal and a grisly death; and Dona Teresa, a beauty at fifteen, whose chaste loves stirred local legend in the wild mining town of Potosi." "Told with verve, color, and insight, Wills's book captures an historical moment in which the world seems both strange and familiar, when the global connections of power, money, and belief were ushering in the modern age."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, John E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D246
LC item number
.W55 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History, Modern
  • History, Modern
  • History, Modern
  • Wereldgeschiedenis
  • Weltgeschichte
Label
1688 : a global history, John E. Wills
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • [ch.] 4.
  • Dampier and the aborigines
  • pt. 2.
  • The world of the great company
  • [ch.] 5.
  • The Cape of Good Hope
  • [ch.] 6.
  • The island world
  • [ch.] 7.
  • Phaulkon -- pt. 3.
  • pt. 1.
  • Three worlds apart : Russia, China, Japan
  • [ch.] 8.
  • Tsar Peter's Russia
  • [ch.] 9.
  • Survivors and visionaries
  • [ch.] 10.
  • At the court of Kangxi
  • [ch.] 11.
  • The Jesuits and China
  • [ch.] 12.
  • A world of wooden ships
  • Kanazawa, Edo, Nagasaki
  • [ch.] 13.
  • Saikaku and Bashô
  • pt. 4.
  • Versailles, London, Amsterdam
  • [ch.] 14.
  • The Sun King and the ladies
  • [ch.] 15.
  • A family quarrel and a glorious revolution
  • [ch.] 16.
  • [ch.] 1.
  • Echoes across the oceans
  • [ch.] 17.
  • A hundred years of freedom
  • pt. 5.
  • Worlds of words: styles and thought in Europe
  • [ch.] 18.
  • In the republic of letters
  • [ch.] 19.
  • Aphra Behn
  • [ch.] 20.
  • The empire of silver
  • Newton, Locke, and Leibniz
  • pt. 6.
  • Islam and its others
  • [ch.] 21.
  • The worlds of the Great Sultan
  • [ch.] 22.
  • Mecca
  • [ch.] 23.
  • Hindus and Muslims
  • [ch.] 24.
  • [ch.] 2.
  • Englishmen, Indians, and others
  • pt. 7.
  • Exile, hope, and family
  • [ch.] 25.
  • Next year in Jerusalem
  • [ch.] 26.
  • O well is thee
  • Many Africas
  • [ch.] 3.
  • Slaves, ships, and frontiers
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780393047448
Lccn
00060077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44681822
  • (OCoLC)ocm44681822
Label
1688 : a global history, John E. Wills
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • [ch.] 4.
  • Dampier and the aborigines
  • pt. 2.
  • The world of the great company
  • [ch.] 5.
  • The Cape of Good Hope
  • [ch.] 6.
  • The island world
  • [ch.] 7.
  • Phaulkon -- pt. 3.
  • pt. 1.
  • Three worlds apart : Russia, China, Japan
  • [ch.] 8.
  • Tsar Peter's Russia
  • [ch.] 9.
  • Survivors and visionaries
  • [ch.] 10.
  • At the court of Kangxi
  • [ch.] 11.
  • The Jesuits and China
  • [ch.] 12.
  • A world of wooden ships
  • Kanazawa, Edo, Nagasaki
  • [ch.] 13.
  • Saikaku and Bashô
  • pt. 4.
  • Versailles, London, Amsterdam
  • [ch.] 14.
  • The Sun King and the ladies
  • [ch.] 15.
  • A family quarrel and a glorious revolution
  • [ch.] 16.
  • [ch.] 1.
  • Echoes across the oceans
  • [ch.] 17.
  • A hundred years of freedom
  • pt. 5.
  • Worlds of words: styles and thought in Europe
  • [ch.] 18.
  • In the republic of letters
  • [ch.] 19.
  • Aphra Behn
  • [ch.] 20.
  • The empire of silver
  • Newton, Locke, and Leibniz
  • pt. 6.
  • Islam and its others
  • [ch.] 21.
  • The worlds of the Great Sultan
  • [ch.] 22.
  • Mecca
  • [ch.] 23.
  • Hindus and Muslims
  • [ch.] 24.
  • [ch.] 2.
  • Englishmen, Indians, and others
  • pt. 7.
  • Exile, hope, and family
  • [ch.] 25.
  • Next year in Jerusalem
  • [ch.] 26.
  • O well is thee
  • Many Africas
  • [ch.] 3.
  • Slaves, ships, and frontiers
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780393047448
Lccn
00060077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44681822
  • (OCoLC)ocm44681822

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