Chapter 1 concentrates first on prevailing orthographic practices during the first half of the sixteenth
century and secondarily on the numerous reforms proposed and adopted by printers who wished to establish coherent and stable graphic conventions.
Best articulated by the followers of the Wang Yangming school of Confucianism in the sixteenth
century, late imperial conceptions of childhood were deeply informed by the Daoist belief that an embryo of innocence, purity, and spontaneity is innate in all humans throughout the life course, and that it must constantly be nurtured, revived, and restored by medical and meditative practices.
German universities typically had only three or four professors of both law and medicine in the sixteenth
century in faculties of twenty and more.
One title dated from the sixteenth
century, at least sixteen from the seventeenth century, and over forty titles from the eighteenth century.
A sense of contingency filtered into literary style as the sixteenth
century progressed; it even became a syntactical method.
It might have been useful to include some material from the many motet books published in the middle years of the sixteenth
century by printers active in German-speaking areas, such as the firms of Petreius, Ott, Berg and Neuber, or Gerlach.
In "Habitus and lordship: the transformation of aristocratic practices of rule in the sixteenth
century," Schindler portrays the Lord of a small Swabian territory, Count Gottfried Werner von Zimmern (1484-1554), as a transitional figure.
The extraordinary diversity of manufactures produced at the end of the sixteenth
century seem to owe more to a major campaign of capital investment in technical innovation than to Michelangelo's design skills.
In a majority of other countries (except Italy) more or less valuable book collections of the fifteenth and sixteenth
centuries are almost exclusively the result of purposeful effort, while in Germany they formed naturally.
The Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca: Nudzahui History, Sixteenth
through Eighteenth Centuries.
The study under review is just as Gargantuan in its scope as it claims to survey five centuries of French literature and examine how various writers, from the twelfth to the sixteenth
century, conceived temporality and produced works of art which somehow translate both their own vision and the dominant mental structures of their Zeitgeist.