Medieval to Modern: Early Modern Europe

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byMark Konnert

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A comprehensive introduction to European history between the end of the Middle Ages and the end of the eighteenth century, this text combines compelling narrative accounts with thoughtful analyses of historical developments and events. Immersing students in the social, political, economic,religious, and cultural perspectives of the era, Medieval to Modern explores the many ways in which this time of immense change shaped the modern world.

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A comprehensive introduction to European history between the end of the Middle Ages and the end of the eighteenth century, this text combines compelling narrative accounts with thoughtful analyses of historical developments and events. Immersing students in the social, political, economic,religious, and cultural perspectives of the era...

Mark Konnert is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Calgary.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.61 inPublished:January 20, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Note: chapters include:- Voices boxes- Historical Debate boxes- ConclusionTimelineIntroduction: Europe at the End of the Middle AgesChristendomChristianity and The ChurchPolitics: Feudalism and Feudal Monarchy- Feudalism- The Enduring Imperial Ideal- Feudal Monarchy- The Disorder of the Later Middle AgesCulture and Intellectual Life- The Printing Press1. Continuities in Society and EconomyPopulation and DemographyBirth, Marriage, and Death- Family Formation- MortalitySociety and Social Relations- Nobles- The Middle Classes or Bourgeoisie- Urban Workers: Skilled and Unskilled- Peasants- On the Margins- Unrest, Revolt, and Rebellion- The Roles and Status of Women- Witch HuntsEconomic Life- Agriculture- Industry- Trade and Commerce- The Price Revolution- Mercantilism2. Europe in the Age of the RenaissanceThe Italian Renaissance- Social and Political Context- Renaissance Humanism- Humanish Profiles- Renaissance ArtRenaissance humanism- Humanist Profiles- Renaissance ArtPolitics and Governance in the Renaissance- The Italian States of the Renaissance- The Feudal Monarchies- The French Invasion and the Italian WarsThe Later Renaissance- Literary Responses3. The ReformationsTraditional Christianity and its Challenges- The Institutional Church and Anti-Clericalism- "Christian" HumanismMartin Luther (1483-1546)- The Appeal and Spread of Luther's Revolt- Violence and DisorderOther Visions of Reform- Ulrich Zwingli and Switzerland- Radical Voices- John Calvin- The Reformation in EnglandThe Catholic Counter-Reformation- Pre-Reformation and Catholic Reform- Paul III and the Council of Trent- The Inquisition and Index- The Society of JesusImpact of the Reformations- Religion and the People- Religious Violence and Peaceful Coexistence- Women and the Reformations- The State and the Reformations4. The Age of Religious WarChanges in WarfareHabsburg-Valois Wars to 1559The French Wars of Religion, 1559-1598- Religious Crisis: the Growth of Calvinism- Political Crisis- Civil War- The Catholic League and Dynastic Crisis- The Edict of NantesSpain and the Netherlands- Philip II, the Spanish Kingdoms and the Seventeen Provinces- Dutch Revolt, Repression, IndependenceEngland under Elizabeth I- The Religious Settlement- Diplomacy and Warfare: Scotland, Spain, and the Spanish Armada- Politics, Parliament, and PuritansThe Thirty Years War- Religious Conflict in Germany to 1555- The Origins of the Thirty Years War- The Bohemian Crisis and the German War to 1630- The Edict of Restitution and the European War to 1648- The Peace of Westphalia, 16485. "Discovering" New WorldsEurope "Discovers" the World- "Seeking Christians and Spices"- Early Voyages- Consequences: Global Networks- The Columbian Exchange- Empire and Trade, Settlement and Conquest- Sugar and Slavery- New Peoples- Religion- SummaryDiscovering the World of Nature- The Revolution in Astronomy and Physics- Impact of the New Science- Medicine and Chemistry6. Absolute and Limited Monarchies in the Seventeenth CenturyFrance, 1589-1715: Royal Absolutism- Henry IV and Recovery, 1598-1610- Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu, 1610-1643- Louis XIV, the Regency, and the Fronde- Louis XIV and the Zenith of Royal AbsolutismEngland: The Evolution of Limited Monarchy- James I and the Preservation of the Status Quo- Charles I, Rebellion, Civil War, and Revolution- The Interregnum, the Search for Stability, and the Restoration- From Restoration to OligarchySpain in the Seventeenth CenturyThe Dutch RepublicNorthern and Eastern Europe- The Baltic World- PolandCentral and Eastern Europe- Brandenburg-Prussia- The Habsburg Monarchy- Russia7. Diplomacy and Warfare in the Age of AbsolutismThe Wars of Louis XIV in Western Europe- The War of Devolution, 1667-1668- The Dutch War, 1672-1678- The War of League of Augsburg, 1689-1698- The War of Spanish Succession, 1702-1713Habsburgs and OttomansRussia, Sweden, and the Great Northern War8. Economy and Society Transformed: The Eighteenth CenturyBreaking the Demographic MoldAn Agricultural RevolutionIndustryCommerce and FinanceOrders and Classes9. Culture and Religion in the Age of the EnlightenmentThe Enlightenment- The Early Enlightenment: Voltaire and Montesquieu- Diderot and the Encyclopedie- Enlightened Themes- Reaction and Rousseau- Science in the EnlightenmentChurches and Religion in the Eighteenth CenturyEducation, Literacy, and Literature10. The Eighteenth-Century State SystemEnlightened Despotism- Brandenburg-Prussia- The Habsburg Monarchy- Russia- France- Great Britain- The Dutch RepublicDiplomacy and War in the Eighteenth Century11. Europe in the World, 1650-1800Colonial Empires in the New WorldTrading Empires in AsiaThe New Age of ExplorationRace, Slavery, and EmpireEmpire, Industry, and the Beginnings of European Global DominationEpilogueIndex

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"Refreshingly free of jargon yet still engaged with scholarly insight, this text does an excellent job of showing students the range of historical materials and interpretations for the periods in question." --Janice Liedl, Laurentian University