Category: 18th century

‘That Horrid Conspiracy’ – commemorating the Gunpowder Plot in early modern Britain

In 1605, the British Isles were scandalized by a Catholic attempt to blow up the king in Parliament, which became known us the Gunpowder Plot. The leading men belonged to the Midland gentry, whereas higher ranking members of the Catholic opposition, most notably Lord Monteagle,...

The symbolic law – visual references to Magna Carta in the 18th-century British Empire

The “concordia inter Regem Johannem et Barones pro concessione libertatum ecclesie et regni Anglie”, signed in June 1215, is generally considered to be the medieval foundation of the English parliamentary system. Even though so-called Magna Carta only indirectly referred to institutionalized opposition, this charter was...

“Dem Staate den Eid der Treue leisten” – Republikanismus und Verfassungsreform in Christoph Heinrich Korn’s “Geschichte der Kriege in und ausser Europa”

Christoph Heinrich Korn’s “Geschichte der Kriege in und ausser Europa” gehört zu den frühesten Berichten über den amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg in deutscher Sprache. Zusammengetragen aus Zeitungsberichten, offiziellen Regierungsmitteilungen und privaten Korrespondenzen bietet dieses mehrbändige Werk, das zwischen 1776 und 1783 erschien, nicht nur einen detaillierten Einblick...

Revolts and Revolutions on Screen – a Selection of Documentaries and Period Films

“The English Peasants’ Revolt of 1381”, British documentary: “Der Deutsche Bauernkrieg” (The German Peasants’ War of 1525), German documentary produced by ZDF: “By the sword divided”, British costume drama series in ten episodes from 1983, produced by BBC Television: “Constitutional Revolution and Civil War, 1640-1646”,...

Interdisciplinarity – terminology and bibliography

English-language publications on interdisciplinarity: Blume, Stuart, and Science Policy Support Group. Interdisciplinarity in the Social Sciences. Science Policy Support Group, 1990. Caroni, S. B. Thinking beyond Disciplines: Intellectuality, Interdisciplinarity, and Creativity in Pierre Bourdieu and Umberto Eco. [Great Britain]: University College London (University of London),...