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Cohn, Samuel Kline

Overview
Works: 83 works in 310 publications in 4 languages and 10,925 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator
Classifications: RC178.A1, 940.192
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samuel Kline Cohn
The black death and the transformation of the west by David Herlihy( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Death was the great watershed in medieval history. In this compact book, David Herlihy makes bold yet subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about this disastrous period. As in a finely tuned detective story, he upturns intriguing bits of epidemiological evidence. And, looking beyond the view of the Black Death as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy sees in it the birth of technological advance as societies struggled to create labor-saving devices in the wake of population losses. New evidence for the plague's role in the establishment of universities, the spread of Christianity, the dissemination of vernacular cultures, and even the rise of nationalism demonstrates that this cataclysmic event marked a true turning point in history
The black death transformed : disease and culture in early Renaissance Europe by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black Death in Europe, from its arrival in 1347-52 through successive waves into the early modern period, has been seriously misunderstood. It is clear from the compelling evidence presented in this revolutionary account that the Black Death was almost any disease other than the rat-based bubonic plague whose bacillus was discovered in 1894. Since the late nineteenth century, the rat and flea have stood wrongly accused as the agents of transmission and historians and scientists have uncritically imposed the epidemiology of modern plague on the past." "Unshackled from this misconception, The Black Death Transformed turns to its subject afresh, using sources spread across a huge geographical tract, from Lisbon to Uzbekistan, Sicily to Scotland: more than 40,000 death documents (from last wills and testaments to the earliest surviving burial records), over 400 chronicles, 250 plague tracts, 50 saints' lives, merchants' letters and more. These sources confirm the terror of medieval plague, the rapidity of its spread (unlike modern plague), and the utter despondency left in the wake of its first strike. But they also point to crucial differences between medieval and modern plague, none more significant than the ability of humans to acquire natural immunity to the former but not the latter."--Jacket
The cult of remembrance and the Black Death : six Renaissance cities in central Italy by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his award-winning study, Death and Property in Siena, historian Samuel K. Cohn, Jr., used close analysis of last wills to chart transformations in mentalities over a six-hundred-year history. Now, in The Cult of Remembrance and the Black Death, Cohn applies the same methodology to fashion a comparative history of six Italian city-states - Arezzo, Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Pisa, and Siena - showing the rise of a new Renaissance cult of remembrance. In 1363 the Black Death devastated central Italy for the second time, causing a detectable shift in notions of afterlife and patterns of charitable giving. Throughout Tuscany and Umbria, patricians and peasants alike abandoned the practice of dividing their bequests into small sums, combining them instead into last gifts to enhance their "fame and glory." But this new cult of remembrance, Cohn argues, does not support Burckhardt's thesis of Renaissance "individualism." Instead, the new piety grew in tandem with reverence for ancestors and a strong sense of family identity founded on the importance of male blood lines. But rather than retreat into the religious pessimism of earlier times, survivors of the plague would develop into a new generation of art patrons, albeit one with a taste for distinctively cruder and more regimented forms of religious art. From the supposed center of Renaissance culture - Florence - to the citadel of Franciscan devotion - Assisi - the widespread change of sentiment created a new demand for monumental burials, testamentary commissions for art, and other efforts to exert control over the living from beyond the grave
Lust for liberty : the politics of social revolt in medieval Europe, 1200-1425 : Italy, France, and Flanders by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aims to challenge long-standing views of popular medieval revolts. Comparing rebellions in northern and southern Europe over two centuries, this title analyses their causes and forms, their leadership, the role of women, and the suppression or success of these revolts
The laboring classes in Renaissance Florence by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Laboring Classes in Renaissance Florence
Death and property in Siena, 1205-1800 : strategies for the afterlife by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating the florentine state : peasants and rebellion, 1348-1434 by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a new approach to the study of the political history of the Renaissance: its analysis of government is embedded in the context of geography and social conflict. Instead of the usual institutional history, it examines the Florentine state from the mountainous periphery - a periphery both of geography and class - where Florence met its most strenuous opposition to territorial incorporation." "Yet, far from being acted upon, Florence's highlanders were instrumental in changing the attitudes of the Florentine ruling class."--Jacket
Women in the streets : essays on sex and power in Renaissance Italy by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits of Medieval and Renaissance living : essays in memory of David Herlihy by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular protest in late medieval Europe : Italy, France, and Flanders by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures of plague : medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title highlights the impact that the plague epidemic in Italy between 1575 and 1578 had on the medical writers and practitioners of the time. He asserts that these writers anticipated modern epidemiology and created the structure for plague classics of the next century
Popular protest in late medieval English towns by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to received opinion, revolts and popular protests in medieval English towns were as frequent and as sophisticated, if not more so, as those in the countryside. This groundbreaking study refocuses attention on the varied nature of popular movements in towns from Carlisle to Dover and from the London tax revolt of Longbeard in 1196 to Jack Cade's Rebellion in 1450, exploring the leadership, social composition, organisation and motives of popular protest. The book charts patterns of urban revolt in times of strong and weak kingship, contrasting them with the broad sweep of ecological and economic change that inspired revolts on the continent. Samuel Cohn demonstrates that the timing and character of popular revolt in England differed radically from revolts in Italy, France and Flanders. In addition, he analyses repression and waves of hate against Jews, foreigners and heretics, opening new vistas in the comparative history of late medieval Europe"--
Late medieval and early modern ritual : studies in Italian urban culture by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining aspects of recent scholarship in history and anthropology, this book explores how 'Survivals and Renewals' can be used as tools for understanding the society of Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy. This collection of fifteen studies brings together scholars of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern Italy to reflect on the multifaceted world of ritual. The scope is expansive, covering four centuries, and the length and breadth of the Italian peninsula. Because of older presumptions about the modernity of the Renaissance and hence its supposed aversion to the irrational, scholarship on ritual life in Italian city-states of the Renaissance has lagged behind the historiography on symbols and rituals in monarchies north of the Alps. Only by the 1990s had a wide range of scholars across disciplines become interested in these subjects and approaches for the late medieval and early modern Italian city-state; yet no synthesis or comparative work on rituals and symbols has peered across the regional enclaves of Italy. Through original research in libraries and archives across the Italian peninsula, these essays analyze the richness and importance of ritual at the heart of the Renaissance and Counter-Reformation states, the importance of oaths, ritual space, the power of images, processions, curses, guild ceremonies, saints, and more. The wide geographic and disciplinary range of these essays provides a new platform for viewing the significance of ritual and symbolic power in Renaissance and early modern Italy."--Publisher's website
The culture of violence in Renaissance Italy : proceedings of the international conference : Georgetown University at Villa Le Balze, 3-4 May, 2010( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five centuries of dying in Siena : comparisons with southern France by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Death : disease and culture in past time by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plagues, consciousness, and high culture in the early Renaissance by Samuel Kline Cohn( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burckhardt revisited from social history by Samuel Kline Cohn( )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plague and its consequences by Samuel Kline Cohn( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last wills and testaments by Samuel Kline Cohn( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The black death and the transformation of the west
Alternative Names
Cohn, Sam

Cohn, Samuel 1949-

Cohn, Samuel 1949- Jr

Cohn, Samuel Jr

Cohn, Samuel Jr 1949-

Cohn, Samuel K.

Cohn, Samuel K. 1949-

Cohn, Samuel K. 1949- Jr

Cohn, Samuel K. Jr

Cohn, Samuel K. Jr 1949-

Cohn, Samuel K. (Samuel Kline)

Kline Cohn, Samuel 1949-

Languages
English (238)

German (2)

Italian (2)

French (2)

Covers
The black death transformed : disease and culture in early Renaissance EuropeThe cult of remembrance and the Black Death : six Renaissance cities in central ItalyLust for liberty : the politics of social revolt in medieval Europe, 1200-1425 : Italy, France, and FlandersCreating the florentine state : peasants and rebellion, 1348-1434Women in the streets : essays on sex and power in Renaissance ItalyPopular protest in late medieval Europe : Italy, France, and FlandersCultures of plague : medical thinking at the end of the RenaissanceThe Black Death : disease and culture in past time