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Tracy, James D.

Works: 147 works in 656 publications in 3 languages and 12,832 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Reference works  Biography  Military history  Controversial literature  Juvenile works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by James D Tracy
Handbook of European history, 1400-1600 : late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation by Thomas A Brady( Book )

71 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook of European History 1400-1600 brings together the best scholarship into an array of topical chapters that present current knowledge and thinking in ways useful to the specialist and accessible to students and to the educated non-specialist. Forty-one leading scholars in this field of history present the state of knowledge about the grand themes, main controversies and fruitful directions for research of European history in this era. Volume 1 (Structures and Assertions) describes the people, lands, religions and political structures which define the setting for this historical period. Volume 2 (Visions, Programs, Outcomes) covers the early stages of the process by which newly established confessional structures began to work their way among the populace. - Publisher
Controversies by Desiderius Erasmus( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the period of 1523 to 1534, the compositions in Volume 78 of the Collected Works of Erasmus detail Erasmus' theological disagreements with the Swiss and Upper German 'evangelicals' and the German Lutherans, including Luther himself
Erasmus of the Low Countries by James D Tracy( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's reformations, 1450-1650 by James D Tracy( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's Reformations establishes a new standard for historians of the Early Modern era, and Tracy's revelatory conclusions must be addressed by all future scholars of this crucial turning point in world history. In recent decades, Reformation scholars have dismantled brick by brick the idea that the Middle Ages came to an abrupt end in 1517, with Martin Luther's ninety-five theses. Prominent historian James D. Tracy is the first scholar to effectively synthesize this new understanding of the profound continuities between medieval Catholic Europe and the multiconfessional sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Tracy illustrates how Reformation-era religious conflicts tilted the balance in church-state relations in favor of the latter, so that the secular power was able to dictate the doctrinal loyalty of its subjects. Religious reform, Catholic as well as Protestant, reinforced the bonds of community, while creating new divisions within towns, villages, neighborhoods, and families. In some areas these tensions were resolved by allowing citizens to profess loyalty both to their separate religious communities and to an overarching body-politic. This kind of society, a product of the Reformations, though not willed by the reformers, was the historical foundation of modern pluralism. Written in an engaging and accessible prose, this book belongs in the library of all scholars, students, and general readers interested in the origins, events, and legacy of the early modern period. Visit our website for sample chapters!
The Rise of merchant empires : long-distance trade in the early modern world, 1350-1750 by James D Tracy( Book )

41 editions published between 1191 and 2011 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European dominance of the shipping lanes in the early modern period was a prelude to the great age of European imperial power in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Yet in the present age we can see that the pre-imperial age was in fact more an 'age of partnership' or an 'age of competition' when the West and Asia vied on even terms. The essays in this volume examine, on a global basis, the many different trading empires from the end of the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century
Holland under Habsburg rule, 1506-1566 : the formation of a body politic by James D Tracy( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Political economy of merchant empires by James D Tracy( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contiene gli interventi a un congresso organizzato dal Center for early modern history dell'Università del Minnesota nell'ottobre del 1987
The founding of the Dutch Republic : war, finance, and politics in Holland, 1572-1588 by James D Tracy( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1572, towns in the province of Holland, led by William of Orange, rebelled against the government of the Habsburg Netherlands. The story of the Dutch Revolt is usually told in terms of fractious provinces that frustrated Orange's efforts to formulate a coherent programme. In this book James D. Tracy argues that there was a coherent strategy for the war, but that it was set by the towns of Holland. Although the States of Holland were in theory subject to the States General, Holland provided over 60 per cent of the taxes and an even larger share of war loans. Accordingly, funds were directed to securing Holland's borders, and subsequently to extending this protected frontier to neighbouring provinces." "Shielded from the war by its cordon sanitaire, Holland experienced an extraordinary economic boom, allowing taxes and loans to keep flowing. The goal - in sight if not achieved by 1588 - was a United Provinces of the north, free and separate from provinces in the southern Netherlands that remained under Spanish rule. With Europe increasingly under the sway of strong hereditary princes, the new Dutch Republic was a beacon of promise for those who still believed that citizens ought to rule themselves."--Jacket
The politics of Erasmus : a pacifist intellectual and his political milieu by James D Tracy( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperor Charles V, impresario of war : campaign strategy, international finance, and domestic politics by James D Tracy( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, a comparison of the realms that provided most of Charles's revenues - Castile, Naples, and three Low Countries provinces - shows how some parliamentary bodies, if not all, successfully pursued long-term local interests by exploiting the dynasty's need for money."--Jacket
Erasmus, the growth of a mind by James D Tracy( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and findings of Erasmus
Luther and the modern state in Germany( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A financial revolution in the Habsburg Netherlands : Renten and Renteniers in the county of Holland, 1515-1565 by James D Tracy( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True ocean found : Paludanus's letters on Dutch voyages to the Kara Sea, 1595-1596 by Bernard Paludanus( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True Ocean Found was first published in 1980. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Seeking an easy route to the rich trade of the East, sixteenth-century geographer theorized that northern routes, even those directly across the Pole, were open to navigation if only the right passage could be found. This book is based on two letters written by the geographer Bernardus Paludanus to his colleague Abraham Ortelius. The letters discuss Dutch attempts to find the northeast passage, and the theoretical arguments for the existence of the passage. In an introduction James D. Tracy provides a general discussion of the belief in and arguments for the northeast passage, summarizes Dutch attempts to find the passage, and comments on the debate about the routes to be followed. A final section describes the author of the letters and introduces the translation. James D. Tracy, a professor of history at the University of Minnesota, is the author of Erasmus: The Growth of a Mind and The Politics of Erasmus: A pacifist Intellectual and His Political Milieu. True Ocean Found is a publication from the James Ford Bell Library of the University of Minnesota
City walls : the urban enceinte in global perspective by James D Tracy( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the early modern state : views from China, Russia, and the West by James D Tracy( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did state power impinge on the religion of the common people? This perennial issue has been sharpened as historians uncover the process of confessionalization or acculturation, by which state and church officials collaborated in ambitious programs of Protestant or Catholic reform, intended to change the religious consciousness and the behavior of ordinary men and women. For England, in particular, the debate continues as to whether a reformation in this broad sense, up and down the social ladder, was in the end able to prevail over the stubborn resilience of ancient habits and beliefs." "In the belief that specialists in one area of the globe can learn from the questions posed by colleagues working in the same period in other regions, this volume sets the topic in a wider framework. Thirteen essays, grouped in themes affording parallel views of England and Europe, Tsarist Russia, and Ming China, show a spectrum of possibilities for what early modern governments tried to achieve by regulating religious life and for how religious communities evolved in new directions, either in keeping with or in spite of official injunctions."--Jacket
The Low Countries in the sixteenth century : Erasmus, religion and politics, trade and finance by James D Tracy( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balkan wars : Habsburg Croatia, Ottoman Bosnia, and Venetian Dalmatia, 1499-1617 by James D Tracy( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished scholar James D. Tracy shows how the Ottoman advance across Europe stalled in the western Balkans, where three great powers confronted one another in three adjoining provinces: Habsburg Croatia, Ottoman Bosnia, and Venetian Dalmatia. Until about 1580, Bosnia was a platform for Ottoman expansion, and Croatia steadily lost territory, while Venice focused on protecting the Dalmatian harbors vital for its trade with the Ottoman east. But as Habsburg-Austrian elites coalesced behind military reforms, they stabilized Croatia's frontier, while Bosnia shifted its attention to trade, and Habsburg raiders crossing Dalmatia heightened tensions with Venice. The period ended with a long inconclusive war between Habsburgs and Ottomans, and a brief inconclusive war between Austria and Venice. Based on rich primary research and a masterful synthesis of key studies, this book is the first English-language history of the early modern Western Balkans. More broadly, it brings out how the Ottomans and their European rivals conducted their wars in fundamentally different ways. A sultan's commands were not negotiable, and Ottoman generals were held to a time-tested strategy for conquest. Habsburg sovereigns had to bargain with their elites, and it took elaborate processes of consultation to rally provincial estates behind common goals. In the end, government-by-consensus was able to withstand government-by-command. --
Erasmus and Luther: the battle over free will by Martin Luther( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation of writings from Erasmus and Luther's great debate-over free will and grace, and their respective efficacy for salvation-offers a fuller representation of the disputants' main arguments than has ever been available in a single volume in English. Included are key, corresponding selections from not only Erasmus' conciliatory A Discussion or Discourse concerning Free Will and Luther's forceful and fully argued rebuttal, but-with the battle now joined-from Erasmus' own forceful and fully argued rebuttal of Luther. Students of Reformation theology, Christian humanism, and sixteenth
Pre-modern Russia and its world : essays in honor of Thomas S. Noonan by Conference "Pre-Modern Russia and Its World"( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tracy, James.

Tracy, James 1938-

Tracy, James Donald 1938-

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ControversiesErasmus of the Low CountriesEurope's reformations, 1450-1650The Rise of merchant empires : long-distance trade in the early modern world, 1350-1750Holland under Habsburg rule, 1506-1566 : the formation of a body politicThe Political economy of merchant empiresThe founding of the Dutch Republic : war, finance, and politics in Holland, 1572-1588Emperor Charles V, impresario of war : campaign strategy, international finance, and domestic politics