Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History

Paperback | February 1, 2001

EditorEuan Cameron

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'Early Modern' is a term applied to the period which falls between the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Europe in this period, exploring the changes and transitions involved in the move towards modernity.Nine newly commissioned chapters under the careful editorship of Euan Cameron cover social, political, economic, and cultural perspectives, all contributing to a full and vibrant picture of Europe during this time.The chapters are organized thematically, and consider the evolving European economy and society, the impact of new ideas on religion, and the emergence of modern political attitudes and techniques. The text is complemented with many illustrations throughout to give a feel of the changes in lifebeyond the raw historical data.

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'Early Modern' is a term applied to the period which falls between the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Europe in this period, exploring the changes and transitions involved in the move towards modernity.Nine newly commissioned chapters under the car...

Euan Cameron is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Anthony Pagden: Prologue: Europe and the World AroundThe Sixteenth Century, c.1500-c.16181. Alison Rowlands: The Conditions of Life for the Masses2. Euan Cameron: The Power of the World: Renaissance and Reformation3. Steven Gunn: War, Religion, and the StateThe Seventeenth Century, c.1618-c.17154. R. A. Houston: Colonies, Enterprises, and Wealth: the Economies of Europe and the Wider World5. Robin Briggs: Embattled Faiths: Religion and Natural Philosophy6. Jeremy Black: Warfare, Crisis, and AbsolutismThe Eighteenth Century, c.1715-c.17897. James C. Riley: A Widening Market in Consumer Goods8. Norman Hampson: The Enlightenment9. H. M. Scott: Europe Turns East: Political DevelopmentsT. C. W. Blanning: Epilogue: The Old Order transformed 1789-1815

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this is a coherent, informative and thoughtful treatment of three centuries of European history./Paul Dukes, Journal of European Studies 32 (2002)