The European World 1500¿1800: An Introduction To Early Modern History by Beat KüminThe European World 1500¿1800: An Introduction To Early Modern History by Beat Kümin

The European World 1500¿1800: An Introduction To Early Modern History

EditorBeat Kümin

Paperback | February 12, 2014

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The European World 1500-1800provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transitional phase, but a dynamic period worth studying in its own right. Written by an experienced team of specialists, and derived from a perennially successful undergraduate course, 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 deliberately broad geographical perspective: Western and Central Europe receive particular attention, but dedicated chapters also explore the wider global context. For this thoroughly revised and improved second edition, the authors have added three new chapters on 'Politics and Government', 'Impact of War' and 'Revolution'

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

  • state-of-the-art surveys of key topics written by an international team of historians
  • suggestions for seminar discussion and further reading
  • extracts from primary sources and generous 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, enhanced for this new edition

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

Beat Kumin is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of the AHRC Peer Review College, his previous works includeDrinking Matters: Public Houses and Social Exchange in Early Modern Central Europeand (as editor)Political Space in Pre-Industrial Europe.
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Title:The European World 1500¿1800: An Introduction To Early Modern HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.75 × 7 × 0.8 inPublished:February 12, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415628644

ISBN - 13:9780415628648

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Table of Contents

IntroductionBeat K'minPart I: Starting PointsI.1 Europe in 1500:Humfrey ButtersI.2 Beyond Europec. 1500:Anne Gerritsen & Anthony McFarlanePart II: Society and EconomyII.1 Gender and Family:Bernard CappII.2 Rural Society:SteveHindleII.3'Urban Society:Penny RobertsII.4 Marginals and Deviants:Penny RobertsII.5The Early Modern Economy:SteveHindlePart III: ReligionIII.1 Church and People at the Close of the Middle Ages:Beat K'min and Peter MarshallThe Long Reformation ' Introduction III.2 Long Reformation - Lutheran:Henry J.CohnIII.3 Long Reformation - Reformed:Penny RobertsIII.4 Long Reformation - Catholic:Anne Gerritsen, Kevin Gould, Peter MarshallIII.5Religious Culture in Early Modern Europe:PeterMarshallIII.6Jews and Muslims:Henry J.CohnPart IV: CultureIV.1 Renaissance:Humfrey ButtersIV.2 Expanding Horizons:Anne Gerritsen & Anthony McFarlaneIV.3'Arts and Society:Luca Mol'>IV.4'From Pen to Print ' a Revolution in Communications?:Mark Knights and Angela McShaneIV.5 The Scientific Revolution:Claudia SteinIV.6Witchcraft and Magic:Penny RobertsIV.7Popular Culture(s):Bernard CappIV.8 Enlightenment:Colin JonesPart V: PoliticsA) SurveysV.1 The Theory and Practice of Politics and Government:Humfrey ButtersV.2 Dynastic Politics, Religious Conflict and Reason of Statec. 1500-1650:Humfrey ButtersandHenry J.CohnV.3 European Politics from the Peace of Westphalia to the French Revolutionc. 1650-1800: ColinJones and Mark KnightsB) Themes Locales ' IntroductionV.4 Locales - Courts and Centres:St'anevan Damme and Janet DickinsonV.5 Locales - Centre and Periphery:SteveHindleand Beat K'minV.6 The Impact of War:Jonathan DaviesV.7 Riot and Rebellion:Bernard CappV. 8Revolution ' England and France:Bernard Capp & Colin JonesPart VI: Transition PointsVI.1 Europe in 1800:Humfrey ButtersVI.2Beyond Europec. 1800:Anne Gerritsen & Anthony McFarlaneAppendices

Editorial Reviews

¿An informative, synthetic account of the major themes in early modern European history. The authors introduce readers to an array of "histories" (social, economic, religious, etc.) which they may not have encountered before and encourage further specialised reading . . . the illustrative examples are useful and pertinent.¿Stephen Bowd, University of Edinburgh ¿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 D¿rr, University of T¿bingen ¿Didactically, it is all brilliantly executed, especially compared to some German textbooks and it is easy to read, without being simplistic.¿ Wolfgang Reinhard, Zeitschrift f¿r Historische Forschung ¿One of the best introductions to this period I have seen.'Retha Warnicke, Arizona State University 'A student-friendly text, well written by excellent scholars who make the reader want to turn the page. The European World, 1500-1800, contains analytical chapters on a variety of both traditional and recent historical topics while excelling in comparative descriptions of life throughout Europe, between different centuries, and between Europe and the wider world.'Richard M. Golden, University of North Texas This is a well-organized, thoughtful and thought-provoking survey of a seminal period in the history of Europe. It draws upon current scholarship to provide a useful overview the major themes of early modern European history. Its thematic approach is especially helpful in getting students to think about the past in new and fruitful ways.Christine Kooi, Louisiana State University.