The European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History

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The European World 1500–1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transition phase, but a dynamic period worth studying in its own right.  Written by an experienced team of specialists, associated with a university module of the same name, it offers a student-friendly introduction to all major themes and processes of early modern history.

Structured in four parts dealing with socio-economic, religious, cultural and political issues, it adopts a broad geographical perspective: Western and Central Europe receive particular attention, but dedicated chapters also explore the wider global context. Thematic priorities include social structures, Reformation change, expanding cultural horizons and the emergence of the modern state.

Specially designed to assist learning, The European World 1500–1800 features:

  • up-to-date surveys of key topics written by an international team of historians
  • suggestions for seminar discussion and further reading
  • extracts from primary sources and vivid illustrations, including maps
  • a glossary of key terms and concepts
  • a chronology of major events
  • a full index of persons, places and subjects
  • a fully-featured companion website accessible at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415432535.

The European World 1500–1800 will be essential reading for all students embarking on the discovery of the early modern period.

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Book Description:

'Much can be gained from the approach contained in this exciting textbook.... The editor has assembled a talented team and has delivered a textbook that blends the introductory, the survey, the themes, the synthesis.' - Eric Boston, History, Journal of the Historical Association

'This is early modern history as 21st-century lecturers want to teach it.' – Paul Warde, University of East Anglia, UK

'One of the best introductions to this period I have seen.' – Retha Warnicke, Arizona State University, USA

'Didactically, it is all brilliantly executed, especially compared to some German textbooks and it is easy to read, without being simplistic.' - Wolfgang Reinhard, Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung

'Offers new students fundamental insights into the dynamics of the early modern world ... The individual chapters provide basic knowledge and ... describe the significant transformations characterizing the early modern period in an impressive and precise fashion. Throughout, Eurocentrism is superceded by a global perspective.' - Sven Externbrink, Historische Zeitschrift

'This impressive textbook provides a firm basis for any further student research. Easy to read, it delivers in-depth considerations of the most important developments of the European early modern period.' – Renate Duerr, University of Kassel, Germany

‘This collection provides an excellent first encounter with the early modern period in all its fascinating aspects. The European World will whet students’ appetite to learn more about these centuries.’ – Dagmar Freist, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany 

About the Author:

Beat Kümin is Associate Professor in Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick.

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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2009. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction Beat Kmin Part I: Starting-Points Europe Around 1500 Humfrey Butters Beyond Europe c. 1500 Anne Gerritsen and Anthony McFarlane Part II: Society and Economy Gender and Family Bernard Capp Rural Society Steve Hindle Urban Society, Penny Roberts Deviants and Marginals Penny Roberts The Early Modern Economy Steve Hindle Part III: Religion Church and People at the Close of the Middle Ages Beat Kmin and Peter Marshall The Long Reformation - Lutheran Henry J. Cohn Reformed Penny Roberts Catholic Anne Gerritsen, Kevin Gould and Peter Marshall Religious Culture in Early Modern Europe Peter Marshall Jews and Muslims Henry J. Cohn Part IV: Culture The Renaissance Humfrey Butters Expanding Horizons Anne Gerritsen and Anthony McFarlane Art and Society, Luca Mol From Pen to Print - a Revolution in Communications? Angela McShane and Mark Knights The Scientific Revolution Claudia Stein Witchcraft and Magic Penny Roberts Popular Culture(s) Bernard Capp Enlightenment Colin Jones Part V: Politics ( a) THEMES The Political Landscape Humfrey Butters State Building: Finance, Justice and 'Good Police' Humfrey Butters Locales - Courts and Centres Stphane van Damme and Janet Dickinson Locales - Centre and Periphery Steve Hindle and Beat Kmin Rebels and Revolutionaries Bernard Capp (b) PERIODS Dynastic Politics, Religious Conflict and Reason of State c. 1500-1650 Humfrey Butters and Henry J. Cohn European Politics from the Peace of Westphalia to the French Revolution c. 1650-1800 Colin Jones and Mark Knights Part VI: Transition Points Europe in 1800 Humfrey Butters Beyond Europe c. 1800 Anne Gerritsen and Anthony McFarlane Epilogue: Early Modern Europe Beat Kmin. Appendices Maps, Chronology, Glossary, Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0415432537

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