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Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History Euan Cameron Oxford University Press USA 1St Edition edition

24th June 2013 History Books 0 Comments

British historian Cameron, author of The European Reformation (Oxford Univ., 1991), joins ten prominent British and American historians in surveying the three centuries of European history from 1500 to 1800. Perhaps the most momentous period of European development, these years saw the fragmentation of the Christian Church, the European exploration and settlement of North and South America, the emergence of new forms of governance, and the rise of the nation state. While considering the broad cultural, religious, and political trends over the course of these three centuries, the authors also attempt to illustrate what daily life was like for the people of this period and how they felt and responded as their world changed around them. The authors succeed in illuminating one of the most eventful periods in European history. This work should be of interest to the general reader as well as to students. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.ARobert J. Andrews, Duluth P.L., MN
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The three centuries from 1500 to 1800 encompassed the transformation from the late medieval to the modern world, spurred on by the Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment. This series of essays by prominent British and American historians captures the upheaval and fracturing of religious, intellectual, and political certainties that led to “progress,” mass violence, and revolution. The essays are arranged chronologically, and many emphasize the changes in the mindset and daily lives of ordinary people. The text is superbly complemented by extensive illustrations that help to convey the images of a world straining from the stress of rapidly accelerating changes. Taken together, this anthology provides an instructive, comprehensive portrait of one of the most critical periods in the history of our civilization. Jay Freeman

This extensively illustrated book offers a new kind of introduction to Europe between 1500 and 1800. It considers the evolving economy and society – the basic facts of life for the majority of Europe’s people. It shows how the religious and intellectual unity of western culture fragmented and dissolved under the impact of new ideas. It also examines politics to consider the emergence of modern attitudes and techniques in governing.

Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History

Early Modern Europe: Issues and Interpretations

“Collin and Taylor’s anthology… will be a valuable resource in teaching the historiography of the early modern era.” History<!–end–>Touches on a wide range of methodologies .Offers a broadening of horizons beyond any specialty. Much undiscovered territory much inspiration. Sixteenth Century Journal

This reader brings together original and influential recent work in the field of early modern European history.

Provides a thought-provoking overview of current thinking on this period.
Key themes include evolving early-modern identities; changes in religion and cultural life; the revolution of the mind; roles of women in early-modern societies; the rise of the modern state; and Europe and the new world system
Incorporates new scholarship on Eastern and Central Europe.
Includes an article translated into English for the first time.

Early Modern Europe: Issues and Interpretations

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